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Japhet M



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D.R. Congo


Career Technology

Information Technology

CAREER: Computer Engineer

GRAD DATE: Dec 2020


    • December 1, 2020 – I am studying Pharmacy at Mount Kenya University. My dream is to be a professional pharmacist, saving people’s lives and helping people live their dreams!
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Japhet said: “In our culture, I’m really proud of how people love the country. I really love with the value of being patriots.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Japhet speaks 3 languages – Kinyarwanda, English, and French.
    • March 30, 2020 – Japhet said his favorite drink is milk.
    • September 1, 2019 – Japhet spent his summer interning at a hospital. He was excited for the chance to take what he’s been learning in the classroom and put it to practical use in the community!
    • May 18, 2019 – Japhet said that the most important lesson he learned this semester is that “life has a meaning when we are impacting the lives of others”.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to his life now, and his future career, Japhet said: “Servant leadership is leading by showing examples to the followers. A servant leader puts first the subordinates and himself last. He does not look on his interest but he looks the interest of people he leads.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Japhet wants to be known as a servant leader. This semester Japhet shifted his major, and he is excited to study hard and succeed!
    • July 7, 2018 – During this last school year, Japhet had a difficult teacher which was a bit challenging for him, and at times he didn’t think he was doing well in class because of it. However, he was able to work hard and study a lot for the exams, and he passed the class! This summer, he will be attending summer classes at his university. He is looking forward to working hard, learning a lot and passing his classes!
    • May 12, 2018 – Japhet values education and respect, because when you respect people no matter what their level of education or income, they are encouraged to be the best version of themselves.
    • March 25, 2018 – When Japhet was younger, he saw a lot of need for medical assistance in his community so he dreamt of being a doctor or a pharmacist when he grew up. In five years, he hopes to be graduated from university and to be starting his own business!
    • February 27, 2018 – Japhet said the person who really inspires him is Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, because of his mission and vision for Rwanda’s economic development!
    • January 25, 2017 – The last book Japhet read was the Bible, one of his favorite sections is the Psalms because it is a reminder to him that he was born to praise the Lord!
    • December 15, 2017 – In Japhet’s family they gather together on Christmas to go to church to praise God for what He has done that year! The word Japhet thinks his friends would describe him as is “hardworking” because he never gives up on things he is working towards, especially if it’s going to positively impact his life!
    • October 8, 2017- Japhet spent his summer helping his family at home, but is excited to start school again because he feels like it has been a long time!
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Japhet wishes more people knew about Rwanda is that it’s a very peaceful country, despite what happened in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
    • March 27, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things he values most, Japhet said honesty, keeping promises, and trying one’s best!
    • February 13, 2017 – A promise that empowers Japhet is his belief in a better future for tomorrow. Amen!
    • January 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year Japhet had a difficult class that was intimidating. With hard work and perseverance, he passed!
    • November 20, 2016 – When asked about what he’s thankful for, Japhet said the opportunity to study at University — something that seemed impossible until he became part of These Numbers Have Faces.
    • October 14, 2016 – Japhet only had two weeks of holiday this summer, which he spent at home with his family helping with work around the home.
    • April 20, 2016 – When Japhet thinks of role model leaders, he pictures Rwandan President Paul Kagame. What Japhet admires most about Kagame is his honesty.
    • February 1, 2016 – Japhet recently read a book about building healthy relationships. Whether it’s with his classmates, his family, or community, he said it has helped him have more positive interactions with others!
    • January 21, 2016 – For Japhet’s Community Impact Project, he is making bricks to build a school in Kiziba Refugee Camp! Japhet’s work is going to allow even more students in the camp to receive an education!
    • December 28, 2015 – What was the happiest moment of Japhet’s year? When he was accepted as a These Numbers Have Faces scholar! Japhet says it’s an honor to be part of the TNHF family, and we are so honored to have him!
    • November 8, 2015 – How many languages does Japhet speak? 3! Kinyarwanda, French and English!



Japhet was born in DR Congo, but when he was still very young, he and his family fled their home due to violence. Growing up in Kiziba Refugee Camp in Rwanda, Japhet has seen how low standards of living and poor health can adversely impact a community. As one of nine children in his family, it seemed impossible that Japhet would go to university, but he never lost sight of his goals. Now as a university student, Japhet is learning skills he believes will not only improve his community, but also help others to live out their dreams!