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Joyce

PROGRESS

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

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Adventist University of Central Africa

Career Technology

Software Engineering

CAREER: Software Engineer

GRAD DATE: 2028

JOURNEY

    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Joyce said: “I took home a word that said that the most harmful and selfish sentences begin with “I deserve.” With a world where we are living and training to be leaders, we should allow everyone to flourish and succeed, just as we would wish as well. This means we should care about everyone, where the “I deserve” can be “we deserve” and would help us live in a better world. Another thing is, while leading we should fight to make sure no one is left behind. This requires hard work, regardless of where we come from. We as leaders need to own where we’re from to foster humility and compassion.”

Joyce’S CIRCLE

T. and A. Mercer – Rancho Santa Fe, CA

BIO

Joyce was born into a family of eight – her father and mother, her grandmother, her four siblings, and herself. Growing up, her family experienced many challenges. It was hard at times to provide everything her family needed. Her parents valued education for their children and worked hard to provide their school fees. And somehow they not only survived, but made it through school.

Joyce grew up in a diverse community, where not everyone shared the same values. Her parents were careful to make sure Joyce and her siblings learned good values and habits from their community, not bad ones.

Joyce attends the Adventist University of Central Africa, where she is studying Software Engineering. Her dream is to secure a good job so that she can improve life, not only for her family, but also for her community as well.

Outside the classroom, Joyce helps an autistic girl with her studies and makes sure everything is fine with her.