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Delphine

PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

University of Rwanda

Career Medicine

Veterinary Medicine

CAREER: Veterinarian

GRAD DATE: 2025

JOURNEY

    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Delphine said: “Now I know what compassionate leadership means, where it involves focusing on relationships through listening carefully, understanding, empathizing and supporting other people. This enables those we lead to feel valued, respected, and cared for and to make sure we do the best work every time. “Real leaders are not blinded by the trappings of power but recognize their role as servant,” Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This is where I can put more effort when I become a leader in my future. Also, Benson’s story of his journey from his refugee situation through now has touched my emotions.”
    • 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? Delphine said: “The painfulness of my past shouldn’t determine my future.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Delphine said the biggest change in her life since the end of the COVID restrictions has been: “School resuming and getting many chances, such as joining the TNHF family.”

Delphine’S CIRCLE

  • R. & S. Hoppes – Beaverton, OR

BIO

Delphine is from the Ruhango district in the Southern Provence. Delphine is the oldest in a family of nine, including her mother and father. Delphine lived with her grandmother for a period of time and, with her grandmother’s support, was able to afford school fees. Her grandmother sought financial assistance from a priest, who paid for Delphine’s school fees. After he left the country, she was no longer able to attend boarding school. Delphine then started her studies at a day school. Delphine’s grandmother sold a cow to pay for her new school fees. After Delphine ended her senior six (last year), her grandmother passed away.  

Now, Delphine is studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Rwanda. Delphine, because of the challenges she faced growing up, wants to pursue her degree in order to make her future better. 

Outside of classes, Delphine likes to play games like football and handball. She also enjoys short films, as well as being a good listener to those who need to talk about their problems.