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Patrick A

PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

University of Rwanda

Career Business

Finance

CAREER: Entrepreneur

GRAD DATE: 2025

JOURNEY

    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Patrick shared this: “On my side, everything in the workshop was meaningful and impactful.  For example, how one can be a compassionate leader. To become a compassionate leader, we saw that one should practice the following: 1)  Helping people make their lives better. On this point of helping others, we saw that one should avoid the words,”it’s all about me” and “I deserve” in order to serve his/ her servants. 2) Fear of God. I came to know that leadership comes from God and also fearing the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. I learned that we should put God first in whatever we do. 3) Being disciplined. We saw that it’s a key factor in leadership. 4) Empathy. Here we saw that for one to become a compassionate leader, he/she should have the ability to understand and share his/her feelings to those they’re serving. In conclusion, we also discussed the reason why so few leaders these days really want everyone to flourish and succeed. Regarding this, we saw it’s all about greed, forgetting where one came from, poor vision and mission, and corruption.”
    • 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? Patrick said: “During the workshop, I learned to forgive. I learned that in order to forget the pain of the past, I have to forgive and forget so as to enable me to concentrate on my future. Also, identifying the cause of your past pain is important. When you identify the cause of your past pain it will help you reach possible solutions that will have a positive impact on your future. Being confident and brave enough is the other solution for forgetting your past pain because fear can be a very powerful emotion that can derail even the smartest person’s path. Lastly, I learned that in order to forget about the pain of your past, you have to have a clear mission and set your own goals so as to enable you to keep focused on your future.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Patrick talked about the biggest changes in his life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “I have learned how to positively use social media, such as getting lessons out of them. I’ve also learned to use time positively and have positive impact on people’s lives. Having self-control is the best weapon to focus on my future. “

Patrick A’S CIRCLE

BIO

Patrick was born in Western Uganda. He is the fifth born out of six children. The first born graduated with honors in Finance and others are still schooling, so it wasn’t easy for his parents to afford school dues due to the fact that they are peasants practicing small scale agriculture intended for consumption. Patrick attended his primary and ordinary level studies in Uganda, staying with his parents, later attending Gabiro high school. He then lived with his three brothers, two of whom are still in school with the support of their elder brother. He graduated in 2021.  

Currently, Patrick is studying Finance (with honors!) at the University of Rwanda.  Patrick is looking forward to transforming his community through encouraging and supporting young people to attend schools. The community in which Patrick grew up had many students who dropped out of school due to limited education options and limited funds. Patrick hopes to help his fellow community members attend school through motivating them, since “education is the best weapon we can use to change the world.” 

Patrick’s hobbies include playing football and reading novels.