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Fred

PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

University of Rwanda

Career Technology

Computer Engineering

CAREER: Computer Engineer

GRAD DATE: 2024

JOURNEY

    • September 13, 2021 – Fred shared his favorite song: “My favorite song is “Good as You” by Kane Brown: https://youtu.be/mS3TeZEp_PE.
    • July 16, 2021 – Fred shared what resilience means to him: “When it comes to resilience, it’s all about being able to come back from hard conditions or situations. In short, it is the ability to recover from a hard situation.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Fred said his biggest lesson from 2020 was: “2020 taught me to stand up and find ways when everyone else isn’t doing anything. I tried to find work when everyone else was losing their jobs due to the pandemic. I didn’t give up and out of the blue I got a job that helped me and my family throughout the pandemic period.”

Fred’S CIRCLE

  • A. & T. Jelderks – Portland, OR

BIO

Fred was born in Tanzania and was raised by his mother. Then in 2010 his dad came to take him to Rwanda so Fred could have a better chance of getting a good education. Fred grew up speaking only Swahili and when he came to Rwanda everything was in English, which made him drop back three years in school so that he could start fresh learning in English. He felt this was a major setback but also an opportunity to aim higher and dream big. Fred worked hard and won a scholarship that helped him finish his highschool studies in one of the best schools in Rwanda.

Because he managed to reach this far, Fred believes that nothing is impossible as long as he puts his mind and will into it, and that’s why he wants to become a software engineer. Fred aims to own his own tech company in Rwanda, which will help to provide a platform for other young people to be able to explore the technological world.

Outside of his studies, Fred enjoys drawing as an artistic side of himself. And he loves playing basketball.