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Yvonne F

PROGRESS

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

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University of Rwanda

Career Business

Statistics

CAREER: Statistician

GRAD DATE: Aug 2021

JOURNEY

    • September 13, 2021 – Yvonne shared her favorite song and what it means to her: “My song is called “Hari Ingabo” by Zebedayo Family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCBMwK_LqmA. It’s my favorite song because it makes me stronger. It has splendid words that can help somebody to be resilient. More than that, this song is all about having a faith and hope that God is going to help, is going to be with you. This song is all about telling us that there are angels who have been sent by God to help us. So, having faith in Jesus Christ, everything will be settled.”
    • July 16, 2021 – Yvonne shared what resilience means to her: “For me, resilience means being strong and having self-efficacy. Being resilient requires a self-efficacy that helps you to have the ability to be happy, stronger, and work hard to be successful even while dealing with difficult circumstances.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Yvonne said her biggest lesson from 2020 was: “The biggest lesson I have learned from 2020 is that due to this coronavirus pandemic, I have learned about saving for the future, management of resources and sharing what I have with others so that we can all survive.”
    • December 1, 2020 – I am studying Economic statistics. My dreams are to be great a statistician, to see myself use better predictions in order to economically transform my country, and to be able to help my family by giving them a better life.
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Yvonne said: “Favorite thing about my culture is our values (patriotism, solidarity, integrity) and wearing traditional styles. In our daily life, when a person has a ceremony, event, wedding to attend and she/ he wears umushanana, it looks good and presentable. More on that, our culture differentiates us from others.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Yvonne speaks Kinyarwanda and English.
    • March 30, 2020 – Yvonne said her favorite drink is milk.
    • September 1, 2019 – Yvonne spent her summer visiting the Rutsiro District (one of the Districts in the Western Province of Rwanda) where her mother is originally from. She also spent time helping her parents.
    • May 18, 2019 – This semester, Yvonne learned to persist and never give up on what she wants to accomplish. She also learned to keep “watering” her dreams and keep referring back to her goals. She also sees continuing to walk with Christ as a way to achieve her goals.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Yvonne said: “Servant Leadership is leadership where the main goal of a leader is to serve. In my life now, I see leaders in Rwanda who are serving citizens by asking them what they need. For me to be a good servant leader, I will put the needs of others first, help people so that they can achieve their goals, and even me I will achieve my goal of being a good leader! So instead of the people working to serve the leader, the leader exists to serve the people.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Yvonne wants to be known for her kindness! This semester she is excited as she starts university to become a statistician! She hopes she will get good grades!

Yvonne F’S CIRCLE

  • H. Park – San Diego, CA
  • A. & J. Fernow – Hillsboro, OR
  • Intel

BIO

Yvonne grew up in community where women were given value and the right to study. Girls’ education was prioritized through efforts that allowed more of them to attend secondary school and college, and incentives were created for girls to study traditionally male dominated subjects. Yvonne worked hard and she is pursuing her passion – Applied Statistics. Many people told her that it is difficult, discouraging her from pursuing this subject, but she decided a woman should be two things – who and what she wants. Her dream is to work with NISR (National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda) with the goal of helping Rwanda to reach sustainable development.