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Sonia

PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

University of Rwanda

Career Technology

Computer Engineering

CAREER: Engineer

GRAD DATE: 2025

JOURNEY

    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Sonia said: “The most meaningful takeaway was the discussion about immigration and why citizens fear immigrants. It was very insightful to listen to my peers’ thoughts on the matter and learn about the different reasons why that fear exists and if it is valid or not.”
    • 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? Sonia said: “The thing that stood out for me was learning to use our circumstances and derive lessons from what we have gone through and use them in the future. Another thing is to be humble and to take life as it comes, going through everything with an open mind and a heart willing to learn.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Sonia talks about the biggest change in her life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “The biggest change has been readjusting to what life was like before COVID-19.”

Sonia’S CIRCLE

  • A. & J. Fernow – Hillsboro, OR
  • A. Liu

BIO

Sonia was born to a family of four girls. Her father died when she was very young. She was raised by her mother, who she still lives with, and she struggled since she was a single mother with a low-income job.  

Sonia is currently studying Computer Engineering at the University Of Rwanda and her dream is to be among the very few women in her country to hold a PhD in Computer Science.  She also wants to use her skills gained from University to create e-learning platforms for young kids so that they can watch animation videos that strengthen their cultural patriotism.  

Sonia has a variety of hobbies. She loves reading, photography, debate, singing, and dancing. She also loves volunteering to help high school students with their debate competitions.