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Denyse

PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

Mount Kenya University

Career Medicine

Nursing

CAREER: Nurse

GRAD DATE: 2025

JOURNEY

    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Denyse said: “Through the workshop l was lucky to learn and understand more about the true meaning of a compassionate leader as a person who understands and empathizes, but also makes sure to find the appropriate solution for his or her people. l also learned how to better use our bitter background to build our future instead of making it an excuse to fail in life.”
    • 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? Denyse said: “The thing that meant the most to me from that workshop is that it’s never too late as we youth can still change for the better and build a promising future by dreaming bigger, working hard, and praying.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Denyse shared the biggest changes in her life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “The biggest changes in my life since the end of the COVID restrictions was that following the rules brings you safety, sharing is about having a loving heart not because you have excess to give, and lastly, saving should be a moral because we don’t know what tomorrow holds.”

Denyse’S CIRCLE

  • Z. & D. Sheely – Sacramento, CA

BIO

Denyse was born to a family devastated by the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, causing her family to try and heal day-by-day.  She is one of seven children and grew up with her mom, dad, and two cousins. Denyse’s father supports their family by working as a farmer. It is not easy as all nine kids attend school, as well as providing other living expenses. Denyse admires her hard-working dad. 

After seeing how her dad sacrificed himself and worked hard to support their family, Denyse has dreamed of living not only for herself, but to live her life serving her community. She wants to work and study hard so she can become someone important in her society. 

Denyse is passionate about improving people’s health, which will benefit the larger community, too. Now, Denyse is studying Nursing. She dreams that one day she’ll be able to treat the larger community. 

Denyse is also passionate about teamwork and is a member of a choir and part of a traditional dance troupe.