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PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

University of Rwanda

Career Technology

Computer Science

CAREER: Software Engineer

GRAD DATE: 2026

JOURNEY

    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. David said: “What was most meaningful to me from the workshop conversation was the discussion of immigrants. We discussed how Rwanda accepts immigrants whereas European countries may reject them. We received insights from Teta where she mentioned that people may forget where they come from, but that we also need each other.  Another student also mentioned that countries may reject immigrants because they want them to find solutions for themselves. We also had to close our eyes and identify people who are most important (people who have helped us) and this activity was so helpful. These concepts, along with others from Dr. Kuhn, were so meaningful to me.”
    • 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? David said: “During the workshop, several things stood out to me, including the facilitator’s life story and his teachings. What also stood out was the idea to “change my mindset.” Everyone in this life meets difficulties but the different people have different reactions. From the workshop I learned how to focus my mindset to think positive thoughts which will enable me build a bright future regardless of my past pain.”
    • September 8, 2022 – David discussed the biggest change in his life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “The biggest change that has happened to me since the end of all COVID restrictions is taking good care of myself which I never did before. Nowadays, when I feel any sickness, whether it’s a cough, headache or anything, I immediately find a way to help myself. I start asking myself what if it is COVID, then I start taking good care of myself, but before I never cared.”

David R’S CIRCLE

  • G. Minch – Port Angeles, WA

BIO

David was the third born to a family of five children, with two boys and three girls. David grew up in Gatsata, a village in Rwanda. David’s childhood wasn’t easy as his parents had a lot of misunderstandings and separated when he was young. Due to his parents separation, he attended many different schools, but still managed to complete his primary with good grades and joined secondary. Even though things weren’t easy for David, with courage and faith, he tried hard to keep good grades and made it to A-level where he focused on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. David always had a goal to get good grades so that he would be able to major in what he wanted at University. After National exams David finally made it and was admitted to study Computer Science which was his dream career. 

David is majoring in Computer Science at the University Of Rwanda. His current goal is to do his best with the courses he’s taking. His future goal is to become a professional Software Engineer, where he will be able to help his country’s development, assist his family in solving different problems and ensure their wellbeing, and give himself a bright future by fulfilling his dreams doing what he loves most.  

In his free time, David enjoys playing volleyball, hanging with friends, taking part in different community services, watching movies, listening to music, and playing games.