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University of Rwanda -huye

Forest Resource Management

CAREER: Forest Resource Manager

GRAD DATE: Aug 2020


    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Patrick said: “Cultural dances, I see it as something that represents my country and also it helps me to keep focused on my country’s history. As the proverb says that if you don’t know where you are coming from then you won’t ever know where you are going.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Patrick speaks Kinyarwanda, his native language, and English.
    • March 30, 2020 – Patrick said he mostly likes drinking milk.
    • September 1, 2019 – This Summer Patrick was hoping to take what he’s been learning in the classroom and apply it through an internship.
    • May 18, 2019 – This semester, I have learned much, most especially I know now that my future is in my hands, that it is in nobody else’s hands. With reference to many people in my community, I have learned much of my future.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to his life now, and his future career, Patrick said: “I define servant leadership as the act of serving others without any price and putting serving as the first priority. In other words, you put in your mind that you are the servant of whom you are leading. Sometimes it requires patience and other times there are things you need to give up on in order to help others.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Patrick wants to be known as the most helpful person in his community! This semester he hopes to work hard to improve his grades!
    • July 7, 2018 – Patrick’s biggest challenge this last year was having new responsibilities in college and making sure nothing was neglected. He was able to work through this by rearranging his schedule and making sure he had time to do all of the things he needed to accomplish. This summer, he is looking for a job, as well as volunteer opportunities in his community!
    • May 12, 2018 – Patrick values family and education, because they are the two things he believes have the biggest impact in a person’s life and their community.
    • March 25, 2018 – When Patrick was younger, his uncle was a doctor and always encouraged him to follow in his footsteps! In five years, Patrick hopes to be an influential person in his community that others can look up to!
    • February 27, 2018 – Patrick said his nickname was Kaguta after the President of Uganda, Museveni Kaguta, because they had the same family friends. Patrick is inspired by his father, because he loves his family and others well. Patrick said he encourages him to learn how to fish instead of getting fish from others!
    • January 25, 2018 – Patrick recently read We Should All Be Feminists. Before he read this book he was confused about why people always talked about gender equality because everyone’s understanding of what it means can be different. He learned though that even though men and women may have different roles they have equal rights
    • November 11, 2017 – Patrick thanks God for his life and for the opportunity to study in school. He is looking forward to Christmas, and spending time with his family!
    • October 8, 2017 – Patrick spent his summer helping take care of his younger brothers. He also had the opportunities to buy books for a young child from DR Congo (Kinshasa), and to teach his parents about the importance of going to school, which were both memorable and important to him. Patrick is excited for his first year at University and is looking forward to working with the other students.

Patrick’S CIRCLE


In his village, Patrick experienced overwhelming feelings of unity and love from his neighbors that shaped his future. Patrick’s home was also full of love and a spirit of cooperation. Although his family experiences financial struggles, on holidays from school Patrick and his siblings would find jobs to earn money to provide food and pay for school fees.  

Patrick is passionate about protecting his country’s natural resources, so he decided to pursue a degree in Forest Resource Management so he could make a difference. He is also looking forward to developing his knowledge and leadership skills through his university training.  

Patrick’s confidence and skills in leadership have developed a lot due to the leadership trainings he attends every month in the program. In 2018 he applied for a position in the student’s union at his university, he was voted into the post of minister of finance, served the university for one year and he was awarded a certificate. He enjoyed serving his fellow students as a servant leader and this made him believe that everything done with courage and a lovely heart can be achieved. He hopes to keep learning more from the program about serving and leading as a servant leader. 

Patrick loves to sing, play basketball, participate in the debate club and was a coordinator in an Environmental Club!