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Cynthia

PROGRESS

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

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University of Rwanda - Huye Campus

Career Medicine

Midwifery

CAREER: Midwife

GRAD DATE: 2024

JOURNEY

    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Cynthia said: “Benson’s journey was so meaningful to me, I was so surprised by integrity being recognized in his life. I realized that integrity really is having a strong moral principle that one refuses to change no matter what. I simply learned that when one sticks to their principles that are good and positive, eventually it will bring something better. Another way that Benson’s journey caught my attention is how he never forgot the great idea of giving back to the community. Surely, it made me reflect again about how I can be beneficial to the community, as others have been important to me too. It is not only while I’m still in the program but even after the program.”
    • 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? Cynthia said: “What meant the most to me from this workshop was the idea that my destiny is not an inheritance and I get there by changing my mindset. It is a matter of changing my mind from small thoughts to thinking and dreaming big which results in bigger achievements.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Cynthia discussed the biggest change in her life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “Since the end of the COVID restrictions, my life changed in that I challenged myself to get involved in, and attend, some trainings related to my career.”
    • September 13, 2021 – Cynthia shared her favorite song and what it means to her: “My song is “Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me” by City Alight: https://youtu.be/hwc2d1Xt8gM. This song reminds me of the greatest work Jesus has done on the cross for me, and it keeps pushing me to thank Him everyday. With every breath, I long to follow Jesus, till He brings me home. And when the race is complete, my lips shall repeat “Yet not I, but through Christ in me.”
    • July 16, 2021 – Cynthia shared what resilience means to her: “To me, resilience means the ability to accept changes and also make the most of changes, even if I didn’t expect them.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Cynthia said her biggest lesson from 2020 was: “My biggest lesson was to never wait for tomorrow to do something since I have all I need to do it. Because I don’t know what tomorrow brings.”

Cynthia’S CIRCLE

  • K. Sommer – Canby, OR
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church – Portland, OR

BIO

Cynthia was born in a family of four children, she is the third. She grew up seeing her mother play both roles of a father and a mother because her dad had died. It’s been 16 years since he died. This was complicated as her mum had no job. Consequently, Cynthia learned to live a serious and determined life.

Cynthia studied in primary and secondary school with a determination of scoring highly on her exams, as she knew that education is the key to a brighter future. So she had to use every chance she got. She also wanted to make her mum proud since she does her best for their family’s survival.

Cynthia has been dreaming of becoming a doctor since she was a child. Her inspiration to contribute to the health sector by joining other doctors in fighting all diseases, especially non communicable diseases, as the rates show that these are the diseases killing a lot of people in her country. Cynthia is tired of seeing patients being neglected to the point of reaching their death. So, she is craving to change this, and it will start with her!

Besides her studies, Cynthia enjoys reading books and serving others. She also enjoys sharing about the gospel of Jesus Christ, as it is a mission that Jesus left us with.