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Micha-Solene

PROGRESS

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

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University of Rwanda

Career Medicine

Medicine

CAREER: Doctor

GRAD DATE: Aug 2022

JOURNEY

    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Micha Solene said: “My favorite thing about my culture: A girl in my culture, is raised as someone who should be responsible, a hard worker, who must be always clean and wherever she is, she has to make sure that everything is in the appropriate place, she is a masterpiece in organizing everything. How I see that in my daily life: I’ve been raised in that culture and I always found that it’s something very important to learn at young age because this culture shaped me to who I am today. Wherever I am, I always feel that responsibility to arrange things correctly. I feel somehow disturbed, for example, when I found a piece of paper on the ground in class. I must pick it up, even if there are may be cleaners in charge of it around, because wherever a girl/ lady is, that place must be clean and things must be in order. Working hard, as another value a girl must have in my culture, is something I’m used to now because I learned to combine studies and other activities like finding time to do property where I live, etc.. So this is a value in my culture that is my favorite because it really helps me to live a life well organized and happily, also in blessing others.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Micha Solene speaks Kirundi, English, and French.
    • March 30, 2020 – Micha Solene said her favorite drink is cold soda (fanta orange).
    • September 1, 2019 – Micha had a full summer planned! She enjoys cooking, but was hoping to learn some new recipes this summer. She also wanted to learn to drive. She planned to read through some medical books and make sure she was prepared for her internship this coming academic year. Lastly, she visited friends and family this summer!
    • May 18, 2019 – This last semester I learned so many things, both in my classes and during the monthly leadership training, that I’m using in building my future, my career, briefly my life in general:
      Starting with the monthly leadership training, there was a girl’s night that I won’t forget because it changed my mind and gave me the opportunity to think deeply about my future. The theme was “Don’t break your pot at the door way”.
      The “pot” is my future, and I learned how I should keep carrying it to reach my destiny, staying focused, surrounding myself with quality people to learn from them, living within my means, being hungry for my dreams and not being satisfied with where I am, but always looking beyond.
      From that night, I was determined to be more delicate in the way I’m carrying my “pot”. I evaluated my self to see where I can improve. Now I’m seeing great changes, I renewed my organization and my time management. I’m really thankful for this lesson.
      The training we had the day after talked about Leadership and integrity. I learned how to deal with negativity in leadership, biblical integrity, and many quotes from great leaders that we know. But the one thing that really stood out to me the most is the quote of Mandela that says “Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.” It’s an example of humility and I’m exerting myself to apply it in my life.
      In my classes, I learned most from a course called Medical Research (that I loved very much). We learned how to conduct research, the procedures, the obstacles we can encounter, the steps that will help when I will be conducting my own research.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Micha said: “Servant leadership is being an example of what you wish that others learn, and it is also accepting sacrifices for the good of many. How I apply it in my life now, in the Bible from where I got a word from Matthew 7:12, which says that we should let our light shine before others so that they may see our good works and give glory to God. This verse pushes me every day to try to do good things for God’s glory. And for that purpose of being the light of the world that Jesus told us. I give an illustrating example: when arriving somewhere and I find that there is somehow a disorder or some dusts on the ground, I try to put an order and pick those dusts. I’m used to meeting children living in the street and sometimes I invite them to share a meal. Sometimes they tell me about their struggles, which is a sad part, and I try to comfort them with the word of God. I also invite those who left school to go back to school to prepare for their bright future. All those things help me to prepare myself for future servant leadership. As I’m studying medicine, by discussing with those children, I treat them like my future patients. Even being shy is disappearing step by step. Also by inviting those children, I saw other people now starting to do it too, because they understood that it is good and charitable to help children. And this gives glory to God.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Micha wants to be known as someone who gives herself to help others, who understands more than she judges, who works hard, who is punctual and organized! This semester, Micha hopes to grow intellectually and spiritually!

Micha-Solene’S CIRCLE

  • K. & A. Yoder – Portland, OR

BIO

As the oldest of four siblings, Micha-Solene learned responsibility at an early age. During her holidays, she spent her time helping to supervise her younger siblings, care for their home, and cook for her family. Before entering These Numbers Have Faces, the tuition fees and other needs were too expensive to be covered by her family, which was difficult for her and stressed her in her studies. 

Now at university, Micha-Solene’s family has been set free from worrying about her tuition fees, living allowance, and even the rent, because all of that is now covered by These Numbers Have Faces. Her family is happy to see their daughter is no longer stressed; she studies in good conditions. In addition, in the program, Micha-Solene participates in monthly trainings which have helped her to develop her leadership skills. She can now lead others, and use what she has learned in the trainings. Now she is comfortable speaking English because of many interactions with others in the program. Before she was used to speaking French but now even English is on the list. 

She also got many friends in the program, and this helped her so much because before she was shy, but now she is very happy and feels integrated. There is much growth in Micha-Solene’s life! She accomplished her community impact project, which was about building kitchen gardens for poor families, to help them in the equilibrium of their diet and even to help eradicate malnutrition. 

Micha-Solene is excited to be pursuing a degree in Medicine, with the dream of saving lives not just by curing diseases, but also by preventing them. Her goals are big — teaching in universities and conducting medical research — but her master plan is to build a modern hospital that will employ others, treat illnesses, and improve the country as a whole! 

Micha-Solene loves to sing. She serves God in a music ministry, spending a wonderful time in praise and worship.