OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $350/MONTH OR $4200 FOR THE YEAR
UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA
CAREER: Computer Engineer
GRAD DATE: July 2020
- July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Zita said: “Our traditional dance “Amaraba” has its way of identifying and uniting all Rwandans and Burundians at any gathering. That’s what I love about our culture!”
- March 30, 2020 – Zita speaks Kinyarwanda, French and English. And a little Swahili.
- March 30, 2020 – Zita said her favorite drink is banana smoothie.
- September 1, 2019 – This summer Zita had an internship with a software company based in Kigali. She was able to practice and learn more about computer engineering through her internship. She also attended a workshop and learned Python, which is a programming language.
- May 18, 2019 – In my Entrepreneurship class, I learned how to market a product to customers. I think these skills are very helpful in any field. And more importantly in software development, we design products that will definitely need marketing.
- February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Zita said: “A servant leader is one who serves not because of expected income, but for the good of the community. I look forward to serving my community, in designing projects that maximize users experience not for competition, but leading in customer’s satisfaction.”
- November 19, 2018 – Someday Zita wants to be known as the best female mobile app developer. This semester Zita is hopeful to put a lot of work into her studies and get her school project just right!
- July 7, 2018 – The biggest challenge she faces this last school year was a tight schedules between school and social activities. She said that this was stressful for her, but she read about the idea of a minimalist lifestyle and decided to give it a try! She put it into practice and defined her priorities and removed clutter out of the way, which helped her succeed for the rest of the school year! This summer, she is looking forward to spending as much time as she can with her family and friends, as well as learning more about mobile app development!
- May 12, 2018 – The two things Zita values the most are honesty and happiness, because she believes honesty frees us and happiness leads to a better life.
- March 25, 2018 – When Zita was younger, she watched several movies that had female pilots which inspired her to dream about being a pilot when she grew up! In five years, she said she sees herself as coding and developing cool new apps and websites! She is also looking forward to traveling adventures, especially to Italy!
- February 27, 2018 – Zita’s mom is her biggest inspiration, Zita said she works hard for her family, is always encouraging when they talk and is the best person she knows!
- January 25, 2018 – Zita recently read the book 8,789 Words of Wisdom by Barbara Ann Kipfer. Zita said this is the type of book you continue to read throughout your life, it is full of ideas, advice, and different perspectives on life experiences. She said it’s the perfect book to read when you need to be motivated, are in a sad mood or just need to be pushed to take the next step in life!
- December 18, 2017 – For Zita, Christmas in Rwanda is a special day when people wear new clothes and eat special food with meat and potatoes! Zita believes that her friends would describe her as a “extroverted comedian” because she loves to be with people and make them laugh!
- November 11, 2017 – Zita is grateful for God’s love, and for her family and friends! This Christmas and new year she is excited to gather with her family in Kimironko and to see her cousins, aunts, uncles and old classmates that she has missed!
- October 8, 2017 – During her summer holiday Zita learned more about God’s word; she hopes to continue to grow spiritually and impact those around her! She is excited to get back to school and see her classmates after a part from each other for so long.
- May 25, 2017 – What word would Zita’s friends use to describe her? “Extravert!” Zita loves to share stories with her friends!
- March 28, 2017 – When asked about the things she values most, Zita said her life, family, faith and her education!
- February 13, 2017 – The thing that empowers Zita the most is trust. When the people she is studying with, living with and working with trust her, it motivates her to keep reaching higher!
- January 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year, a challenge Zita faced was her transition from high school to University. She learned how more is now required of her in her classes, which is helping her learn to prioritize her time!
- December 8, 2016 – Zita has big goals for 2017. Her motivation to excel in school stems from her desire to serve her community and make her family proud. Zita also hopes to get her driver’s license and improve in swimming!
- November 25, 2016 – When asked what she’s thankful for, Zita said the sense of family she has found in These Numbers Have Faces. The love and care from her fellow scholars brings her joy!
- October 30, 2016 – Zita’s role model is Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame. His leadership style and decision-making process are traits Zita hopes to embody as a young leader in her country!
- October 1, 2016 – Zita is all about her studies. In fact, in high school, she was voted by her classmates as “Miss Brain!”
- A. O’Byrne – Singapore
Zita is from Kigali, and is the oldest of three siblings. After her father passed away, Zita’s mom worked extra hours as a nurse at the hospital to help provide for her children. Her mother’s work ethic inspired Zita to pursue her education. Studying Computer Engineering, Zita’s vision is to be part of the growth of the technology sector in East Africa, improve the living conditions of her community, and be a role model to other girls in Rwanda. Outside of the classroom, Zita trains primary school students about programming and robotics. She also enjoys sports like jogging and swimming during her free time.
Zita is from Kigali, and is the oldest of three siblings. After her father passed away, Zita’s mom worked extra hours as a nurse at the hospital to help provide for her children. Her mother’s work ethic inspired Zita to pursue her education. Studying Computer Engineering, Zita’s vision is to be part of the growth of the technology sector in East Africa, improve the living conditions of her community, and be a role model to other girls in Rwanda.
Outside of the classroom, Zita trains primary school students about programming and robotics. She also enjoys sports like jogging and swimming during her free time.