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Claudier

PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

University of Rwanda

Career Law

Law

CAREER: Lawyer

GRAD DATE: 2025

JOURNEY

    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Claudier shared: “The most important lesson I learned from the workshop is that our downs can be our strength after reflecting upon the theme “I Am From…” In that sense all mankind face difficulties while passing through life, however those challenges become a strength and help us to achieve success. It was such a great experience to hear success stories from TNHF alumni like Benson who, after a challenging life in a refugee camp in Rwanda, resiliently managed to stay focused and complete his studies with help of the TNHF program. I was also inspired by facilitator Auntie Dr. Kuhn, as she was so engaging and allowed us to participate in the 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? Claudier said: “For me, that implies changing my mindset from negative to positive. I can support this by setting up vision and mission statements which may keep us focused on future achievements.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Claudier discusses the biggest change in his life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “The biggest change in my life is good mental health/being stress free, because there were stressful Governmental regulations for preventive measures like curfew, face masks, social distancing (which restricted meetings), and more.”
    • September 13, 2021 – Claudier shared his favorite song and what it means to him: “My favorite song is ”Because He Lives” by Guy Penrod/Gaither Vocal Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oz_caE8oQE. This song always revives hope in my tough moments.”
    • July 16, 2021 – Claudier shared what resilience means to him: “For me, resilience means the personal ability to find solutions quickly on prevailing problems.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Claudier said his biggest lesson in 2020 was: “I have learned that belief (religion) like Christianity must be personal (not congregational).”

Claudier’S CIRCLE

BIO

Claudier was born in Rutsiro-Musasa-Gisiza. He lived alone with his mom, until she passed away when he was 4 years old. He did not know his father or have any information about him. Claudier was then adopted by a relative of his grandpa, who he later left when he was in primary school due to a lack of necessities in the family. He went to Ruhango where he was adopted by Jaja Emerthe who is his hero and a parent to him.

Claudier’s background opened his eyes to see that many kids have similar stories and challenges, which inspired him to pursue Law and become an advocate for children’s rights. He is grateful that his dream is about to be a reality.

Outside of his studies, Claudier enjoys music and news, especially as it concerns politics. He also enjoys interacting with people, specifically those with humble and challenging backgrounds.