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Jackline

PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

University of Rwanda

Career Medicine

Advanced Diploma in Nursing

CAREER: Nursing

GRAD DATE: 2026

JOURNEY

    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Jackline said: “In this workshop I learned many things. First, I learned to be compassionate to others by not forgetting where I am from. Second, I learned that there are people who contributed a lot to help me get to this position. For example, at the beginning of the school term my school bus driver used to allow me to enter the school and attend classes without paying school fees on time so my mother could pay it in installments. So, I learned to be compassionate towards others just as my school bus driver did. Another thing I learned from Benson’s testimony is that God is able to make my dreams a reality; it’s a matter of working hard, being disciplined, and having faith.”

Jackline’S CIRCLE

R. and L. Biornstad – Palmer, AK

BIO

Jackline grew up in a family of four – her mom, two brothers, and herself. Her father hasn’t been part of her family for many years. Her mom makes a little money doing odd jobs and washing people’s hair in a salon. So, life has not been easy. There have been many times when it has been very difficult to provide the basic necessities of life, like food, let alone be able to pay school fees. But Jackline has continued to persevere through all of these challenges.

Jackline grew up in a poor, rural village in Rwanda’s Eastern Province. Most young people drop out of school. Continuing in school beyond the primary grades was rarely encouraged. In fact, Jackline is the first in her family to pursue a university education.

Jackline attends the University of Rwanda, where she is studying Nursing. Her dream is to improve access to quality healthcare in Rwanda’s rural villages.

Jackline loves to sing and is a member of her church’s choir. She also serves as an advisor for her church’s youth group.