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University of Rwanda

Career Technology

Civil Engineering

CAREER: Engineer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2020


    • December 1, 2020 – I’m studying Civil Engineering at the University of Rwanda, College of Science and Technology. My dream is to be a responsible, qualified engineer who serves and impacts my community!
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Candide said: “My favorite thing about our culture is patriotism. I see this in my daily life, where I try my best to be the best I can be so that I contribute to the development of my country and I avoid that I can be the one who can destroy what we have already achieved.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Candide speaks Kinyarwanda and English.
    • March 30, 2020 – Candide said her favorite drink is tea.
    • September 1, 2019 – Candide had an internship this summer!
    • May 18, 2019 – This semester, through one of the monthly TNHF trainings, Candide learned that she needs to save something from her income before she spends, rather than trying to save what is left after spending.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Candide said: “Servant leadership is the kind of leadership where leaders are the servants of the people they lead. Their first mission is to serve. They lead and serve at the same time. This is the best style of leadership as it is known that if serving is below you, leadership is beyond you. How it applies to my life now is that I take responsibilities in any kind of group willing to serve others. I see myself in future being a servant leader in my career, being exemplary to others, leading them to our goal and maintain better team relationships.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Candide wants to be known as a focused, hard working, humble person and a servant leader. This semester she is plans to work hard to improve her grades!
    • July 7, 2018 – The most challenging thing Candide overcame this last year was taking classes that required a lot of memorization. However, she continued to reminder herself of her goals, spent a lot of time studying, and was able to overcome and do well in her classes! This summer, she is looking forward to studying for and taking her driver’s test to get her license!
    • May 12, 2018 – The two things Candide values the most are respecting God and impacting the lives of others!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Candide was younger, he hoped to grow up to be rich so that he could provide for and help the poor. In five years, he hopes to be graduated and working as a civil engineer!
    • February 27, 2018 – Candide says her nickname is Sebwenge (someone who is wise), because she performs well in her classes! The person who inspires Candide the most is her father, because he does everything he can to support and encourage her to be the best she can be!
    • January 25, 2018 – Candide said the last book she read was Doing Work That Matters by Justin Zoradi. She said her favorite part were the guidelines on how to make big changes in your life!
    • December 18, 2017 – Candide says that on Christmas they spend time praying, and they also have a special Christmas party to celebrate! The word Candide thinks her friends would use to describe her is “kind” because she is always kind to people she is around!
    • November 11, 2017 – This Thanksgiving Candide is thankful that she passed all of her university courses! She is looking forward to Christmas as she focuses her attention on Christ and serving others!
    • October 8,2017- We’re excited to welcome Candide into the These Numbers Have Faces leadership program! Being accepted into the program made this summer an amazing and memorable one for Candide, she believes it marked the beginning of a new journey for her. She will be starting her second year of university and is looking forward to growing socially and meeting new friends.

Candide’S CIRCLE

  • J. & A. Salyer – Salem, OR


Candide is one of seven children, raised by her parents in rural area of Rwanda. She had a simple life without stable access to finances, food, or even technology, but through her trials she developed an attitude of tenacity and resilience. Candide is going to university and pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering so she can solve the problems her family and community face each day. She wants to be a leader without limits and knows that a degree and committing herself to being responsible, exemplary and to be a servant leader is the path to that dream!  As a member of the Unity and Reconciliation Club, Candide is passionate about bringing unity to Rwandans. She also served as an advisor in her campus’ Science Club.