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University of Rwanda

Career Business

Monetory Economics

CAREER: Economist

GRAD DATE: Nov 2020


    • December 1, 2020 – “I am studying Monetary Economics at the University of Rwanda. I have always dreamt about being part of the generation that positively impacts the community. The knowledge and leadership skills I am getting from the University as well as from These Numbers Have Faces’ monthly training will surely contribute to reaching this goal.”
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Cyntyche said: “There are a lot of things that I am really proud of about my culture but there is one thing in particular that touches my heart. I like how Burundians enjoy helping each other and how they are warm with other people regardless of their nationalities. For instance, if someone loses a relative or even when the neighbor next door is going through difficult moments (financially), they will mobilize themselves and help him.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Cyntyche speaks Kirundi, English, and French.
    • March 30, 2020 – Cyntyche said her favorite drink is milk.
    • September 1, 2019 – During her summer holiday, Cyntyche had an internship. She was very excited to have an opportunity to put into practices what she’s learned in the classroom.
    • May 18, 2019 – There are two things I learned this semester: The first one was during the monthly training about leadership and integrity, I came to know that leadership is all about serving others and it has nothing to do with holding titles. I learned that a leader must have a vision and a passion for what he/ she is doing. As Steve Jobs said: “You have to be burning with an idea or a problem or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you will never stick it out.” The second thing is that I should keep “watering” my dreams; in addition to that I should surround myself with people who help me grow.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Cyntyche said: “Servant leadership is a kind of leadership where a leader, before expecting people to serve him/ her, serves others. As I mentioned, I am a leader in a church activity and this experience helped me to serve my comrades and not the contrary. In my future career, I will serve people. I will be leading how I can to help them to perform their duties well by listening to them and their point of view.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Cyntyche wants to be known for helping solve her country’s economic challenges! She also wants to be known for encouraging others to be the best versions of themselves! This semester she hopes to grow intellectually and spiritually!

Cyntyche’S CIRCLE


Cyntyche is the last born in a family of 3 children. She says she had the grace of having supportive and encouraging parents, who were always encouraging Cyntyche and her siblings to be the best at school. When she was young, Cyntyche began to notice the challenges her country was facing and most of them were due to economic mismanagement, that’s why she decided to pursue a degree in Economics with the hope of being a problem solver to the economic problems her country is still facing.   Since joining These Numbers Have Faces University Leadership Program, two years ago, Cyntyche has learned a lot about leadership. Before joining the program, she was a leader in her church but she felt she was lacking some knowledge. The monthly trainings opened her eyes to how to be an effective, servant leader in her community.  This last summer she had the opportunity to work as an intern during her break from classes. Cyntyche will graduate in November 2020 and then enter the workplace. Her heart is full of gratitude that she has had the opportunity to join the program, because she knows without a doubt that she will put into practice all she has gained through all the trainings.