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CAREER: Entrepreneur



    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Bridget said: “In the last virtual workshop, I learned that it’s true that the actual places we’ve lived influence who we become, and leaders need to own all the ‘froms’ to foster humility and compassion. I also remembered that in life we have different experiences, where some are loud, some are silent, and others whisper the thoughts of our future. There is this quote too that remained with me that says “Real leaders are not blinded by the trappings of power but recognize their role as servants.” Lastly, I learned that the struggles or challenges faced in life might be our strength, and that in order to have or create a bright future you first need to recognize your past and never take for granted any opportunity given to you.”
    • 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? Bridget: “This workshop encouraged me to understand that it’s not where I come from that defines my destiny. The workshop also helped me to remember that prayer plays an important part in changing my life and giving me strength to have a positive mindset.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Bridget said the biggest changes in her life since the end of the COVID restrictions have been: “Studying at home stopped, going to church is 100%, and I am able to carry on with my community impact project.”
    • September 13, 2021 – Bridget shared her favorite song and what it means to her: “My favorite song is called “There Was Jesus” by Demi Lee Moore and Riaan Benade: I like this song because it reminds me about the Lord’s grace, love, and protection in my life each new day. Again, the song is an alarm to my heart that, however difficult it might be, however tough it may get, Jesus is always on my side and is ready to save me.”
    • July 16, 2021 – Bridget shared what resilience means to her: “Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from problems or difficulties.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Bridget shared her biggest lessons from 2020: “As a high school graduate from one the prestigious school in the country, after graduation, I conceived of doing something bigger to give back to my community. But the year 2020 came as a challenge. I was really fascinated by the world economy and I decided to make a change in our community’s financial problems. Many small companies and banks have problems in financial management.
      When COVID-19 broke in, it crippled everything. As I was trying to volunteer in one of the cooperative and ensure the efficient running of the business and avoid the losses they previously faced, business, cooperatives and some other financial institution which I yearned to positively contribute to were closed. This challenged me to think out of the box. COVID-19 also affected my Sunday teaching that I used to provide at the church.
      Considering how I can contribute to fix the matter, I decided to major in Finance and get to know thoroughly about finance and help the country to combat all the financial problems resulting from the pandemic.”

Bridget’S CIRCLE

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Bridget is the third born out of seven children. She was born and raised in Uganda up to age six. She lived there with her parents and siblings until their father died. Life became more challenging and complicated because her mother had no job, which made surviving and obtaining an education difficult. This forced her mother to bring Bridget to Rwanda’s Nyagatare district, where she stayed with her grandparents. They helped pay her school fees, although it was not easy for them. Through her grandparents’ help, Bridget managed to finish her primary and high school with good grades.

Bridget grew up in a community with its share of effects from the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and the community was still working hard to get back on their feet, building unity and reconciliation. Christianity is the common religion in Rwanda and has helped Rwandan communities by offering counseling in churches. Bridget had an opportunity to attend various boarding schools, and she met lots of people. In her school, they said, “Appreciate diversity and look for how each one has a role to play in society.” Bridget has held various leadership positions, which have instilled in her the ability to manage time well and to coordinate with others.

Bridget’s dream is to become a successful female entrepreneur who will give young people jobs, training and equipping them with the skills that will enable them to become successful entrepreneurs themselves, thereby making her community a better place. She hopes this will be the result of studying Finance at the university.