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University of Rwanda

Career Law


CAREER: Lawyer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2020


    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Hassina said: “My favorite thing about my culture that makes me proud is that we speak one language. This is a very good thing because it helps to ease communication among everyone in Rwanda.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Hassina speaks about five languages. The first is Kinyarwanda, her mother tongue. She also speaks English, French, Kiswahili and a little bit of Arabic. She is learning Luganda too!
    • March 30, 2020 – Hassina said her favorite drink is Lemon soda.
    • September 1, 2019 – In her classes, Hassina heard a lot about the famous Akayesu Case. So she wanted to spend her summer reading and researching more about this landmark case.
    • May 18, 2019 – Last semester Hassina learned a lot both in her classes and through the TNHF trainings. In her studies, she learned to work hard and continue to seek God’s guidance in everything she does. In the trainings, the lesson about saving stood out to her and will shape how she uses her money. She also said that the humor and intelligence of her fellow TNHF scholars never ceases to inspire her!
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Hassina said: “Servant leadership is leadership where a leader is effective and aims at hitting the positive target. A leader must know the way, must show the way, and must go that way. And I personally admire Christ-like leadership which was mainly characterized by selflessness, compassion, forgiveness, wisdom, empowerment and unconditional love. This inspires me, Mathew 20:26, “Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.” This will help me in serving my community and mostly putting their interests first.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Hassina wants to be known for her hard work and kindness. This semester Hassina is excited to work hard and hopes to get good grades!

Hassina’S CIRCLE

  • J. Haggart – Portland, OR


Hassina grew up in a community that loved and cared for her, but often heard that women were not as strong as men. She saw many girls passed over for education as families decided to send only their boys to school. Hassina is thankful that her grandmother approved and encouraged her to go to school, study hard, and prove them wrong. 

 From childhood, Hassina dreamed of walking the campus of the University of Rwanda as a law student. She longed for the day she would hold her diploma — equipped to fight the injustices she saw each day. Now a law student, Hassina cannot wait to bring justice to her community and inspire others 

Being part of These Numbers Have Faces program, participating in the monthly leadership trainings and community impact projects, has impacted Hassina by strengthening her leadership skills, advocacy skills, active listening, empathy and leading self which continues to strengthen her steps forward towards her dreams.  

Between studies, Hassina found the time to create an organization called Three For All. She and two of her classmates formed an online platform to educate the public about relevant laws, organize debates and talk shows, and facilitate research.