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University of Rwanda

Career Technology

Civil Engineering

CAREER: Civil Engineer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2023


    • March 1, 2023 – In a recent Leadership Development Workshop, we explored the question, “How can you make sure the pain of your past doesn’t determine your future?” What stood out and meant the most to you in this workshop? Honette said: “This Leadership Development workshop was really amazing and full of lessons that can guide us in our life! Through that training I have learned how to pray and ask God for what you need! Secondly, I have learned that even if you are born into a poor family it doesn’t mean you will die poor. Rather, you have to think big beyond your limit and work hard for the future. Dream high and work hard and God will help you!”
    • September 8, 2022 – Honette said the biggest change in her life since the end of the COVID restrictions has been: “I have started saving some money which will help me in the future!”
    • September 13, 2021 – Honette shared her favorite song and what it means to her: “My song is “Million Little Miracles” by Elevation Worship and Maverick City: It touches my heart because it is full of meaning about my life. It is all I want say about how my life was and is…. Only miracles happen in God’s ways, like being a member of TNHF family! This family gives full meaning to my life — financially, mentally, physically. May the Almighty bless you! I enjoy this song and I really like it.”
    • July 16, 2021 – Honette shared what resilience means to her: “Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. It is toughness.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Honette shares her biggest lessons from 2020: “2020 was the year full of many lessons that are very important. One of the lessons I have learned is that saving is very important because we have seen many people depending for what they have saved rather than another source of income. Another lesson I have learned is about leadership! Once a leader always a leader. If you are a leader, you stand as a leader no matter what the situation is, like the situation of covid-19. The head of a country and other leaders must give the hope and solutions to their people. I have seen the role of leaders in different moments that the country or community is facing.”
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Honette said: “Leadership style. I love the leadership style of our country that is called servant leadership style. I try to use this leadership style in my daily life, like in any responsibility I get I try to be an exemplary, and other characteristics of a good leader.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Honette speaks English and Kinyarwanda.
    • March 30, 2020 – Honette said her favorite drink is milk.
    • September 1, 2019 – Honette spent her summer empowering the younger girls in her community! She was excited to share with them that they have the ability to achieve their goals by staying focused on what they want. She wanted to model for them what female leadership looks like!
    • May 18, 2019 – This semester Honette learned from our monthly training about leadership. She is learning and becoming an effective leader. She said the lesson about living within her means also stood out to her from this last semester.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Honette said: “A servant leader is the one who is willing to serve every one with his/her efforts, not for his/ her own profit. I try to apply this leadership style in my daily life by interacting with other people, discussing different topics that are helpful to us, and sharing with them the character of being a servant leader – like doing the right thing, being exemplary, and showing that everyone is important to you. If serving is below you leadership is beyond you.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Honette wants to be known for helping to solve society’s problems! This semester through hard work she hopes to succeed in her classes, and she looks forward to learning more about leadership through TNHF’s monthly leadership trainings!

Honette’S CIRCLE


Honette grew up in a rural area with limited access to electricity, clean water, and modern roads and buildings. Despite these hardships, Honette says her community was characterized by joy, happiness, courtesy, unity, and love.  

Because of her desire to give back to the community that gave so much to her, Honette has chosen to pursue a degree in Civil Structural Engineering. She dreams of modernizing her city by using skills obtained from University to design and construct modern buildings in her home village. She also knows that higher education will give her the ability to become a great leader! 

In her spare time, Honette loves to sing. She was the president of her former school’s choir and currently sings with her church!