OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $350/MONTH OR $4200 FOR THE YEAR
UR-COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDECINE
GRAD DATE: Aug 2020
- July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Prudence said: “One of my favorite things in my country’s culture (Rwandan culture) is that we have our own values. Those values are a must for every Rwandan. I like how they train every young generation not only from parental care but also through Itorero to teach them those values.This makes me feel proud of myself and my country too in everything I do everyday. Some of those values are Integrity, Transparency, Mutual respect, Professionalism, Accountability, team working, patriotism and results oriented. Together with other culture taboos (Intore Do’s and Don’ts) they monitor every Rwandans’ daily life. I see those values as a reflection of what every human should have as a core guidelines to follow and in a way of living a Christian’s life as they fulfill and cooperate with God’s commandments. All are centered on LOVE, and it guides us as we prepare ourselves to become servant leaders.”
- March 30, 2020 – Prudence speaks English and Kinyarwanda.
- March 30, 2020 – Prudence said his favorite drink is milk.
- September 1, 2019 – This summer Prudence hoped to go home a see his family and start a volunteer project helping his neighboring farmers to increase animal production so they could transform their lives and country through livestock! He is really passionate about this project!
- May 18, 2019 – I have learned a lot of things during either monthly training or my classes, but these three lessons are guiding my way currently:
1. Servant leadership has became a transforming weapon that is helping me in my life. I have learned characteristics of a servant leader like being compassionate, honest, empathetic and hardworking. I thank God that all these have became part of my behaviors to help people as it’s my vision.
2. I have learned whatever thing you do without love will be nothing. So I took that as a tool to help the world, and now I am being driven by love!
3. The last one is the lesson I got from my classes, about the effects of misusing antibiotics, which are now leading to issues of antimicrobial resistance. I am keen to help the people understand how we can prevent this.
- February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to his life now, and his future career, Prudence said: “Servant leadership is best defined by Jesus himself. He is my mentor. Once he said ‘whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave.’ For servant leadership is about serving other people, to give my life as a ransom for many. I see myself serving others in my future career through what I have learned about servant leadership and using my knowledge from school to serve my community. I will be example to others: like giving trainings on basic construction skills to those who didn’t get the chance to study.”
- November 19, 2018 – Prudence wants to be known as an amazing veterinarian and business man! He is glad to be a member of the TNHF family, and he looks forward to trainings that will encourage him to serve others while improving himself!
- July 7, 2018 – This last school year, Prudence’s biggest challenge was a class on veterinary pathology. He said he was able to use his time wisely to have extra time to study, worked together with his classmates, and read extra books and articles on the subject to learn more. He also worked on his self-confidence and believed in himself that he could pass the class, and he did! Prudence has a busy summer ahead of him! He is looking for a job, hoping to take some summer classes, and planning a few community service projects with his friends. He said that he hopes to get a job to provide for his family, that he wants to keep learning specifically language and leadership skills, and will be coaching students and doing meetings with the youth in his community!
- May 12, 2018 – Prudence values his relationship with God and people’s ideas and advice, because we learn from both of them!
- March 25, 2018 – When Prudence was younger, his mom inspired him to want to be a doctor! In five years, he hopes to have his master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine!
- February 27, 2018 – Prudence said that people in the village where he grew up weren’t able to pronounce his name very well, so he got the nickname Pururu! The person who inspires Prudence the most is the Apostle Paul because of his transformation from doing wrong to serving God!
- January 25, 2018 – A book Prudence really enjoyed was, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. The part that was the most interesting to him was how it explain different ways in which someone can become rich!
- November 11, 2017 – Prudence is thankful for the gift of life God has given him. He is looking forward to celebrating Christmas because he loves spending time with his family!
- October 8, 2017 – Prudence spent his summer serving his family around their home as well as serving his village with a few of his friends. He is looking forward to beginning his third year of university and is excited about being in the These Numbers Have Faces program! He is planning on taking advantage of this opportunity to learn and further develop friendships, because he believes that friends play an important role in your life to make you a better person.
Prudence is the oldest of his siblings, raised on a piece of land too small to farm. When his mother lost her job as a nurse in 2010, they worked together doing odd jobs to help pay for school fees and food. Prudence has had a passion for animals since he was six years old, and has worked hard to get the grades he needs to study to be a Veterinarian. Knowing that livestock farming is a key component of sustainability for his community, he wants to play a part in educating and revolutionizing animal care in Rwanda!
Prudence is the oldest of his siblings, raised on a piece of land too small to farm. When his mother lost her job as a nurse in 2010, they worked together doing odd jobs to help pay for school fees and food.
Prudence has had a passion for animals since he was six years old, and has worked hard to get the grades he needs to study to be a Veterinarian. Knowing that livestock farming is a key component of sustainability for his community, he wants to play a part in educating and revolutionizing animal care in Rwanda!