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CAREER: Physical Therapist

GRAD DATE: Aug 2021


    • September 13, 2021 – Francoise  shared her favorite song and what it means to her: “My favorite song is called “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” — I love this song for every situation in my life. It tells me that I know someone — and not just someone. This someone is the King who loves me unconditionally.”
    • July 16, 2021 – Francoise shared what resilience means to her: “For me, resilience means the ability to stay focused and committed as you recover from the difficulties.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Francoise said her biggest lessons from 2020 were: “Always to use technology in my daily life and saving as my lifestyle because we never know what tomorrow holds.”
    • December 1, 2020 – I am studying Physiotherapy at the University of Rwanda. My dream is to lead for a change!
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Francoise said: “Hospitality, we always welcome everyone we meet warmly.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Francoise speaks Kinyarwanda and English plus Swahili.
    • March 30, 2020 – Francoise said her favorite drink is fresh fruit juice.
    • September 1, 2019 – Francoise’s plan for the summer – learning how to sew!
    • May 18, 2019 – This semester Francoise learned that “Every change we want starts within our hearts and minds, then enters our daily lives.” She realized that it’s up to her to take the first step towards what she wants.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Francoise said: “I define servant leadership as a kind of leadership where leaders lead their followers by example. These leaders are defined by their actions within their communities. Since I am a health care provider, this is an essential element to me! I serve people without any expectations from them. Peoples’ wellbeing is my highest priority.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Françoise wants to be known as a problem solver and a woman who isn’t threatened by any situation! As she prepares to be an amazing physical therapist, she is excited to invest time in her studies this semester!
    • July 7, 2018 – Francoise is taking classes this summer and is looking forward to working hard and ending her school year well!
    • May 12, 2018 – Francoise values her reputation and image, because she wants to be a positive role model for others, so she always tries to do the right things!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Francoise was younger, she dreamt of being a doctor, because she saw people in her community suffer due to lack of medical assistance available to them. In five years, she will be graduated with a degree in physiotherapy, and hopes to bring knowledge and support to those in need!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Francoise said the person who inspires her the most is her mother. She is caring, loving, and stern when she needs to be, and she has kept a strong bond in their family!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – The last book Francoise read was Against My Wish by Akinbinu Banji Samuel. She appreciated and was encouraged by was the fact that the main character of the book survived a lot of challenges.
    • Dec 18, 2017 – On Christmas Francoise gathers together with her family to share food and drinks and dance together! Francoise thinks the word her friends would use to describe her is “determined” because no matter what it is, when she sets her mind on it she will achieve her goals!
    • Nov 11, 2017 – This Thanksgiving, Francoise is thankful to be a part of the These Numbers Have Faces Family (and we are so happy to have her!!). She is looking forward to a joyful Christmas at home with her family!
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Family matters a lot to Francoise and that is why she spent her summer taking care of her family, especially her sister’s new family. She also spent her spare time reading books. Francoise is looking forward to learning how to be responsible for herself since she will be going to school far away from her family this year, and she is also excited to meet new friends while she is there.

Francoise’S CIRCLE

  • R. & S. Hoppes – Beaverton, OR


As a child, Francoise saw her community as a harsh place, characterized by continuous poverty, conflicts, and school drop-outs. It would have been easy for her to give up when her mother passed away in 2006. But instead, Francoise chose hope. Her village received a new leader in recent years, encouraging others to pursue peace, reconciliation, and education — this reversal in attitude inspired Francoise to be a similar leader.  Francoise is working to become a physiotherapist and dreams of inspiring other young girls to pursue degrees in a male-dominated fields. She looks forward to bringing healing and leadership to her community upon graduation.  In her spare time, Francoise loves to participate in debate club, volunteer at the Red Cross, and is a member of the Patches debate club.