I am Rwandese by nationality and 22 years old. I was born in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, in the Gasabo District and Kimironko Sector.
I have a single parent, my mother, with my young sister. My father died in 1995. I am in my third year of studying journalism and communication at the National University of Rwanda, the first public university in Rwanda.
When I was in secondary school, I was fluent in more than one language. At the time, my journalist role model was the late Victoria Nganyira, a journalist at Radio Rwanda, a national radio. Her show “Wari uziko?” or “Do you Know?” aired material on different issues, like health, economy, reproductive health and more. I liked her voice and the way she was hosting it. And I said, “I must become a journalist like her.”
However in my childhood, I was shy, and my mom couldn’t imagine that I could become a journalist when I couldn't even talk at home. My dreams came true when I got a chance to enter the university and study journalism and communications in 2009. In 2010, when I was in my second year, I began working with the university radio, Radio Salus. There I began to report and present the news.
My dream reached a new level when I was trained by GPI in May 2012. I got a chance to perform as a professional journalist because I was taught the way to be a jornalist with ambition and ethics. Therefore, my first story has been published in the GPI newswire about a woman football coach. Now I am writing for Ni Nyampinga magazine and GPI.
In truth, I can tell my fellow journalists that the sky is the limit. Never limit yourself, do anything you dream, and you will succeed in life.