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Bonheur

PROGRESS

OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $350/MONTH OR $4200 FOR THE YEAR

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Rwanda

Kepler University

Career Business

Communications/Business

CAREER: Entrepreneur

GRAD DATE: 2024

JOURNEY

    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Bonheur shared: “By attending the virtual workshop, I acquired meaningful insights about who and where I come from. I realized that some individuals play a vital role in my personal and professional growth. To be more specific, through mentorship, advice, life coaching, experience sharing, and much more, mentors, family members, friends, teachers, and employers can be a bridge towards one’s transformation. Besides that, I learned a lot from the testimony shared by one of These Numbers Have Faces alumni, who shared his journey from a refugee camp up to continuing his studies in one of the best schools in the United States. I learned that with focus, hard work, prioritization, and having a vision, one can achieve his/her goal sooner or later. In a nutshell, I learned that being you and stretching your potential to your level best, as well as associating with people who make you grow paves the way to one’s brighter future.”
    • March 1, 2023 – In a recent Leadership Development Workshop, we explored the question, “How can you make sure the pain of your past doesn’t determine your future?” What stood out and meant the most to you in this workshop? Bonheur said: “One has to put more focus on what comes next and have a flexible mindset to understand that the future will be better. Also, it’s helpful to listen to others talk about how they managed and the strategies they used in order to not let the pain of their past determine their future.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Bonheur talks about the biggest change in his life since the end of COVID restrictions: “The biggest change in my life is being able to raise my self-esteem and self-confidence.”

Bonheur’S CIRCLE

  • B. & S. Agnew – Austin, TX

BIO

Bonheur was born and raised in Rwanda, in the western province of Rubavu district. He is the youngest in a family of four children. In his younger days, he always wanted to lead his fellows and colleagues during children’s games. He didn’t realize this was the attitude of leadership, but as he grew older, he realized that being a leader is his passion. Bonheur believes being a leader is not about having a big position, but simply taking responsibility and solving conflicts, ultimately creating an environment of inclusion.  

Growing up, Bonheur humbly pursued his primary and passed with good grades which granted him the opportunity to continue to Ordinary level. After completing his senior three, he got another opportunity to go to a school that helps orphans in Rwanda called the Agahozo Shalom youth village. He considers this to be not only a school but rather a transitional place. He started his journey of shaping and paving the way to a brighter future. This was a place full of opportunities and he did not take this for granted. He made sure he accomplished all the academic tasks. Bonheur also joined different extracurricular programs, including debate and the critical thinking for peace club so as to boost his public speaking, critical thinking, and his English skills. He completed secondary school and he is now pursuing his Bachelor’s in Communications with a concentration in business at Kepler University. 

Bonheur believes that having the skills, knowledge, experience, and attitude of leadership is not enough, but rather reflecting on and giving back to the community is the most important thing. After completing high school he helped a group of seven students prepare for the national examination, reviewing with them courses like economics, entrepreneurship, and computer science. Bonheur dreams that his greatest achievement will be making an impact through giving back to his society.