I am Heritier Muhire, 24, from Rwanda. I am passionate about education and technology. At the age of 12, I became an orphan after my mom passed away. It was a new journey with only my young brother. In difficult moments, regardless of the age, as the first born, I was left with the responsibilities of my parents to keep
Hello, my name is Mohamad. I’m 26 years old, and I am from Syria. Now, I live in Tripoli, Lebanon, but my family is still in Syria. I am studying with SNHU to earn my BA in Communications, and I’m working as a cashier in a dollar shop at the same time. I have never
Julia Oduol is the first GEM graduate in South Africa. She started her SNHU education in July of 2018, and pursued her Associate’s degree for six solid months with passion and dedication. Earning a college degree had always been a goal of Julia’s, but because of financial constraints, she had to put her dream on
My Green Home wins YouthConnekt Africa Green Growth Innovation Award My Green Home, an innovative social enterprise that addresses the challenges of urban waste management, has won the 2018 YouthConnekt Africa Green Growth Innovation Award. The award of $5,000 was presented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environemnt, Fatina Mukarubibi, to the Co-founder
GEM/Kepler graduate and entrepreneur Yvette Ishimwe turns Rwanda’s water challenge into a social entrepreneurship opportunity
More than 2 billion people around the world lack access to clean driving water. Yvette Ishimwe is a 22-year-old entrepreneur and a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Education Movement (GEM) Program, in partnership with Kepler. Yvette has turned Rwanda’s water challenge into a business opportunity to benefit the poor. Her team of workers
Hello, my name is Aya. I am 19 years old. I am from Syria, Homs. I now live in Tripoli, Lebanon, because of the war that occurred in my country. I live with my parents and three siblings in a rented house. We live a simple life. However, we are working on making it better.
Students in GEM sites in Kenya, Malawi, and South Africa are receiving SNHU student ID cards this month. For many refugee students, this is an important milestone that represents not only their new status as university students at SNHU but is also a new verification tool that can help to unlock previously out-of-reach opportunities and
Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Days of Service is a month-long collective of service, during which alumni, students, faculty, and staff organize projects with causes and organizations to strengthen their communities. This year, from April 1 through May 14, more than 1,350 SNHU volunteers served at 112 project sites from Maine to Hawaii, from Texas to Colorado, and from
Our Global Education Movement (GEM) team hit the ground running in 2018, beginning the work of getting educational sites up and running in Malawi, Kenya, Lebanon, and South Africa, and tending to our growing population of learners in the Kiziba Refugee Camp in Rwanda. I’d like to take a moment, on behalf of the entire
Passionate about working with the community and naturally entrepreneurial, Rosine uses empathy to generate practical solutions to the challenges faced by those she works with. Her interactions with farmers while working as a sales officer for a solar lighting company in her second year at SNHU/Kepler inspired her to create a new automated irrigation solution.