At the Heart of It All:
Same Sky Scholars share their dreams
Posted on February 14 2017
With a little opportunity and a lot of hard work, the Same Sky Scholars are writing their own amazing success stories.
I believe strongly in the quote, "Where there's a will, there's a way." I learned this from my family: we survived by farming on small stretch of infertile land. It wasn't easy for my parents to pay school fees and feed our family - a lot of sweat went into it. Despite all my hindrances, I courageously pursued my studies. Luckily, the Same Sky Foundation intervened when my education was about to languish, and I am grateful for their kindness. Through my sponsorship, I managed to successfully complete my A-level and was among the best students in the country. The Rwandan government recognized my work by providing me with the opportunity to pursue university outside the country.
This academic year, my goals include scoring excellent grades and being punctual in lectures. I want to be a good engineer and inspire all the girls in my country. I will mentor people on how to become important after a long journey full of hindrances and resilience, inspired by a wonderful talk from [Same Sky founder] Francine in Rwanda.
Being in university is like being in heaven - I never expected to be able to attend university in my lifetime. I thank God for bringing the Same Sky Foundation to us, giving us hope and providing support so that our lives shine.
My main goal in this academic year is to get excellent grades - and I want to carry out research involving dental surgery! I want to develop my creative, critical thinking so I can be a hard worker with a helping heart - for me, my family, my country, and the world.
My greatest ambition is to work and serve in war zones where the innocent and vulnerable need care.