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Emmanuel M



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University of Rwanda

Career Technology

Electrical Engineering

CAREER: Engineer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2023


    • September 8, 2022 – Emmanuel said the biggest change in his life since the end of the COVID restrictions has been: “I’ve become more versatile.”
    • September 13, 2021 – Emmanuel shared his favorite song and what it means to him: “This is a YouTube link to one of many songs I enjoy listening to: It’s called Iminsi Yacu by Frere Bigirimana. Its lyrics are Psalm 90. It reminds me that I must use my time wisely, both to please God and to spend my days on earth meaningfully.”
    • July 16, 2021 – Emmanuel shared what resilience means to him: “Resilience is the ability to overcome difficulties and hindrances to still achieve my goals. To me, resilience determines one’s degree of greatness.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Emmanuel said his biggest lesson from 2020 was: “Humility – Given that the COVID-19 pandemic affected both the strong and the poor nations. I learned that we should not take things for granted, especially health. I also learned that one has to save money for there’ll always be times in life that will be really hard beyond expectations and a little savings can save you and your loved ones.”
    • December 1, 2020 –I am studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Rwanda – College of Science and Technology. My dream is to develop affordable and efficient clean energy solutions for sub-saharan Africa!”
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Emmanuel said: “Modesty. In daily life it is seen in speaking when necessary and listening to others instead, dressing in a manner that is smart and graceful as well as exercising temperance when it comes to food and drinks.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Emmanuel speaks Kinyarwanda, Swahili, and English.
    • March 30, 2020 – Emmanuel said his favorite drink is cold Coke.
    • September 1, 2019 – Emmanuel M spent his summer learning more about renewable and clean energy sources.
    • May 18, 2019 – This semester I learned a lot about proper time and financial management.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to his life now, and his future career, Emmanuel said: “This is the type of leadership where the aim of the leader is to serve. This philosophy has been helping me to serve my fellow classmates in our studies, and different areas where they may ask for my help. Not only classmates, but also my community. With God’s grace, I hope this philosophy will help me overcome selfishness in my professional life, striving for the greater good of the society whom I will be serving.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Emmanuel wants to be known as a loving and respectful person! He hopes for good grades in his classes this semester!

Emmanuel M’S CIRCLE

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church – Spokane, WA


Emmanuel was born and raised in in Tanzania up to age 8. He lived there with his parents and siblings. He has many fond memories of playing soccer and visiting relatives between schooling. But he also has memories of struggling to survive. As of primary three, it was becoming more realistic that upon completing primary school, there were very little to no chances of proceeding to secondary school. This worried his parents so much. His mother’s relatives volunteered to pay for his school fees. He had to leave his family for Rwanda. Although it was a heartbreaking decision, he knew education was the key to a brighter future. So he moved to Rwanda, where he lived with relatives, focused on his schooling, and then received perfect marks on his National Examination.  Emmanuel has a dream to deliver clean and sustainable energy to the rural areas of Rwanda, and sub-Saharan Africa at large. He cannot wait to gain all of the knowledge, skills and connections he will need to make this dream a reality. He is currently enrolling for a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Power Engineering.  Emmanuel has other devotions outside academics. At his church, he is responsible for leading a Sunday rosary prayer session while also fundraising to expand the church’s building. He also spends a few hours on a weekly basis training for local foot races!