OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $350/MONTH OR $4200 FOR THE YEAR
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA
GRAD DATE: Aug 2020
- July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Rodrigue said: “Our drums, fashion style, laughs and one language which symbolize love and unity among us. It’s very hard for a person to bypass without greeting you. Having one common language makes all Rwandan to understand each other easily.”
- March 30, 2020 – Rodrigue speaks English, Kinyarwanda, and a little bit of French and Swahili.
- March 30, 2020 – Rodrigue’s favorite drink is apple juice.
- September 1, 2019 – This Summer, Rodrigue was hoping to find an internship to gain professional skills and apply to attend a summit which would also help him build his resume.
- May 18, 2019 – I have learned a lot this semester. In my classes, there was a module on solving people’s problems and giving them different advice. Through this semester, I was able to practice competing on the market. In the monthly leadership training, I learned how to save even the little money you have and I was inspired in my faith by Pastor Rwomushana.
- February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to his life now, and his future career, Rodrigue said: “I would define it as a way of serving people without any expectation. To me, it applies in different scenarios whether economical, political and social. I see myself implementing it in my career by solving people’s problems and approaching them in a good manner that makes them feel comfortable and avoid corruption which is common in our career (law).”
- November 19, 2018 – Rodrigue wants to be known for providing justice to innocent people! This semester he looks forward to putting all he has learned the last 2 years into practice!
- July 7, 2018 – Last school year Rodrigue had some challenging assignments, but he was able to work with his study groups, and although he had some late nights of studying, he was able to finish all of his assignments! This summer, he is looking forward to spending time with his family, and also hoping to look for an internship so that he can continue growing and learning in the field of Law!
- May 12, 2018 – The two things Rodrigue values most are life and friends, because the greatest gift is having a healthy life and friends that are there for you to encourage and support you!
- March 25, 2018 – When Rodrigue was younger, there were always a lot of soldiers in his community, so he thought that is what he would be when he grew up also. In five years, he sees himself as a private lawyer!
- February 27, 2018 – Rodrigue’s nickname is Zidane, after the soccer player because he plays like him! He said the person who inspires him the most is Erica Thomas, an American motivational speaker who grew up on the streets in New York but was able to change his life and become someone who motivates others!
- January 25, 2018 – A book Rodrigue recently read was Gifted Hands by Ben Carson. What stood out the most to Rodrigue was how Carson’s mom continued to encourage him, telling him he can make it, even despite the many challenges he faced in his life!
- December 18, 2017 – On Christmas, Rodrigue says he and his family dress in new clothes, and eat food that they don’t usually get to eat the rest of the year, such as meat and rice, they also spend time dancing traditional dances such as Amaraba. Rodrigue says the word his friends would describe him as is “social” because he loves spending time and having fun with his friends!
- November 11, 2017 – Rodrigue is thankful for the gift of life, and for being selected to be a part of These Numbers Have Faces family. He loves Christmas because it is a time he gets to be together with his family!
- October 8, 2017 – Rodrigue spent his summer visiting different court hearings to get a feel of what it looks like to be a lawyer, he also spent time getting further computer training. This made Rodrigue even more excited about his progress in a career in law, and feel ready for his second year at university.
Rodrigue grew up in a small village that didn’t have electricity until 2013. With few of his friends able to afford school tuition, Rodrigue was lucky to have a family who valued the importance of education. For Rodrigue to attend University, his family sold a portion of their farm land, but even that wasn’t enough to afford him a second year. Now a These Numbers Have Faces scholar, Rodrigue can continue studying law! With his degree, he is excited to be part of the solution to the challenges faced by his community and country. In his spare time, Rodrigue participates in Toastmasters, and is an advisor in a group called Friends to All!
Rodrigue grew up in a small village that didn’t have electricity until 2013. With few of his friends able to afford school tuition, Rodrigue was lucky to have a family who valued the importance of education. For Rodrigue to attend University, his family sold a portion of their farm land, but even that wasn’t enough to afford him a second year.
Now a These Numbers Have Faces scholar, Rodrigue can continue studying law! With his degree, he is excited to be part of the solution to the challenges faced by his community and country.
In his spare time, Rodrigue participates in Toastmasters, and is an advisor in a group called Friends to All!