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University of Rwanda

Forest & Nature Conservation

CAREER: Conservationist

GRAD DATE: Aug 2021


    • September 1, 2019 – Esther’s summer plans were to find a way to earn some income of her own and continue building towards her plans for the future.
    • May 18, 2019 – I learned many things last semester, both in my classes and in our monthly leadership trainings. I learned to be punctual in everything I do because keeping time is the key to everything. I learned to be communicative and interactive with my colleagues as it helps to achieve my goals and get more experience. I have to strive for being an important person to everyone surrounding me as an able leader.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Esther said: “Servant leadership for me is a way of leading by making those whom you lead the first priority. It’s also being a leader who serves your fellows heartedly and willingly in every situation, even through hardships, still having courage and patience. How I see myself implementing servant leadership in my future career is through listening and understanding what someone is going through. Putting myself in their place will give me strength and passion to serve them.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Esther wants to be known for being important, helpful, goal-achieving and hard-working! This semester she looks forward to working hard and growing through the TNHF leadership trainings!


  • S. Thompson – Minneapolis, MN
  • L. Neuenhaus – Kyle, TX


For Esther, education was a struggle. Although her parents wanted to send their six children to school, it was near impossible to afford the school fees for each child. Although her education had several interruptions over the years, Esther and her sister graduated from school with strong marks.

Esther is excited to enter university with the goal of studying Forest and Nature Conservation. For her, this degree will mean a reliable job that can help her support her siblings through school, lead her community, and one day start her own business to employ others.

In her spare time, Esther loves to play basketball, sing in her church choir, and volunteer in local clubs focused on public health.