Being in the classroom as a university student means a lot to me. When I am in the classroom, I think about the prayers I prayed before. I can remember times I prayed for being able to be in a classroom as a university student. Being in a classroom is the answer of my prayers.
My name is Gentille Dusenge, and I am 25 years old. I currently live in Rwanda, where my family and I have been for 22 years in a refugee camp called Kiziba. My country of origin is Democratic Republic of Congo. I have 6 younger siblings, and I have a son. I recently earned my
Joseph Dusabe, SNHU/Kepler graduate from the Kiziba campus in Rwanda, has been named a 2019 Acumen Fellow. Joseph is the Founder and CEO of Itetero Iwacu Organization, a Rwandan-based social enterprise that provides high-quality education, fights child stunting through effective nutrition, and advocates for children living with noncommunicable diseases. Joseph served as a teacher before
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