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Caroline

PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

University of Rwanda

Career Business

Accounting

CAREER: Accountant

GRAD DATE: 2025

JOURNEY

    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Caroline shared: “The March workshop was powerful and each and every point was really vital. I learned that you can be compassionate at the same time as being a good leader. I learned that compassion is characterized by warmth, empathy, and compassion towards team members. It also emphasizes building strong relationships, trust and understanding within the team. It also helped me as a leader learning l have to practice companionate leadership in order to create a supportive work environment where my team feels valued and cared for, and can lead to productivity and engagement. This helps us to bear in mind that everyone has to be loved and cared for. Therefore l really appreciated it, it was a highly beneficial session.”
    • 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? Caroline said: “My past cannot determine my future – it’s not where l come from that should define my destiny. Another way to say it is l will never be ashamed of the scars of my past that life has left me with because all the scars means that the hurt is over and the wound is closed. I endured the pain and God has healed me. During the workshop, what l learned most is that my name is successful, victory. My name is a head not the tail. First, l don’t have to look behind me, or at what others or my background says about me, if I want to reach far. Second, to understand that people cannot deter me from my destiny and no matter how badly people may treat me they can’t stop what God has for me. I also learned to reach for what l want. To tell the truth, this workshop made me feel like myself and know that tomorrow is better than today. Thanks.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Caroline discussed the biggest changes in her life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “We each have an obligation to help make sure our actions match our words when it comes to COVID-19 safety measures. At some point, most of us will find ourselves in a position with visitors, co-workers, and even our colleagues about the importance and expectation to wear a mask to protect others from potential infection. This helped us to work as team because this showed me that working as team increases effort. COVID-19 has increased my humanity by helping those in need and those who were affected by COVID-19. The biggest thing in my life COVID -19 taught me was how to save, because when you save you can’t die like a fool. ln other words, you can adapt to any situations. Lastly, being patient and persistent in life is one of the biggest lessons l got from COVID-19.because without these two things l couldn’t manage to overcome the pandemic period.”

Caroline’S CIRCLE

  • E. & M. Sanders – Inglewood, CA

BIO

Caroline was born in Uganda, the last born to a family of six children. Caroline’s parents were local peasants and because of this they could not afford to pay all the school fees. Caroline’s elder sister is the only one who got the chance to finish her studies. In addition to her family’s financial instability, people in Caroline’s community still believed  in traditional cultures where young girls and boys neglected their rights to go to school. Young girls were forced to marry and boys started farming. There were no able leaders to fight for the rights of children. This forced Caroline to always work hard in class so that her parents could not force her to marry. When she finished her senior four there were no more fees available for her to complete her studies. This made Caroline  feel unwanted, seeing other classmates going back  to school and everyone  telling her to marry.  Finally, Caroline’s elder sister told her to come to Rwanda in order to continue her studies. 

Now, Caroline is studying Accounting at the University of Rwanda. Caroline is working hard to serve and be the light to her community. Caroline wants to fight for the children whose rights are neglected and be a good leader, helping to reduce poverty through teaching people  how to save, maximize profits, and use their properties well. Caroline wants to be a good example of the advantages that come with acquiring an education. 

Caroline loves singing and listening to gospel music.