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University of Rwanda

Career Technology

Mechanical Engineering

CAREER: Engineer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2023


    • 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: “The recent Leadership Development workshop was awesome and it helped me have hope. The facilitator talked about how to leave the past behind and look forward in order to gain eternal blessings. I am assured that my future will not be determined by my past if I put my hope in Christ and look at the positive side of our history. Our future is always determined by our thoughts, so the one who is optimistic is the one to conquer the world. The facilitator shared with us the story of how a university professor can be relegated to teach in rural secondary school for rubbish reasons but can still maintain a good work ethic and discipline. The take home in this testimony is that we should maintain excellence in whatever situation we are in.”
    • September 8, 2022 – David discussed the biggest change in his life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “COVID restrictions were a bit complicated for me. The things that would bother me were face masks and curfew. So, the biggest change for me is freedom. I gained the freedom of working at any hour in any location without rushing and going freely in the road without a mask. The other thing I enjoyed is entertainment in the city where concert halls, churches, and the stadium reopened with full capacity and little or no restrictions. I can say that it is really vibrant and a pleasure to get back at our normal life.”
    • July 16, 2021 – David shared what resilience means to him: “Resilience is the characteristic of continuing to try after failing. I mean having an attitude of competing to the last breath to get your vision done.”
    • March 1, 2021 – David said his biggest lesson from 2020 was: “In 2020, I’ve learned many things but the most important is to be a good person. I mean being able to help people around you because I have seen many people helping others.”
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and David said: “The thing I like the most in our culture is Rwandan dance and songs. They are exposed in every day life mainly in leisure time and again in culture exhibitions and festivals which build good image of Rwanda in foreign countries.”
    • March 30, 2020 – David speaks English and Kinyarwanda.
    • March 30, 2020 – David said his favorite drinks are water, tea and fanta.
    • September 1, 2019 – This Summer David continued his Community Impact Project, helping students to achieve their best! He also hoped to inspire them the participate in the development of their community.
    • May 18, 2019 – Through monthly leadership training, I’ve learned that serving is the main key to everyone who wants to be the best leader. And in my everyday life, I’ve seen that forgiving is the only way to leave bad moments and continue stepping forward.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to his life now, and his future career, David said: “Servant leadership is a leadership within a society where a leader is putting the interest of the people she/he is serving first. In my future career, I want to improve my servant spirit in order to become the best servant leader.”
    • November 19, 2018 – David wants to be known for being disciplined and hard-working!



David grew up in a poor community without electricity, running water, or an emphasis on education. Although it was difficult at the time, David says this experience showed him that he had the ability to make a change in his community. 

Inspired by his childhood struggles, David is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In university, he hopes not only to gain practical engineering skills, but he also wants to learn how to mediate problems and bring peace. 

David dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur in his field of mechanical engineering so that he can improve the infrastructure in his community while creating many jobs to raise living standards in his community. 

David is passionate about the youth in his community. He served as a representative of the Child Council and a member of the Youth Forum Committee!