"My name is Bamuranjye, from Kigali, Rwanda. I study at Kigali Independent University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science. I am the elder in a family of 2 boys and 2 girls. Our father passed away few years ago. It was very difficult for us but we have learned how to live with that. We are now living with our mother and some other family relatives.

My educational goals lie within the information and technology domain. Since I was a little girl, I was very curious to know how computers work, what they are made of, etc. That is why I studied computer science in secondary school. But still I want to go further in this domain because the skills I have are not sufficient to be competitive on the labor market. Computer science department offers expertise in the effective and efficient use of computers for industry, business, government, research and education.

As in most developing countries, Rwanda has been experiencing the gender discrimination in education, especially in science and technology domain where there is a wide gap between boys and girls. This is mainly due to the fact that many girls consider themselves as inferior to their brothers in science related fields. So, studying information and technology I will be serving as an example to other girls by showing them that they can be successful in the domain of science and technology.

Furthermore, I am an ambitious girl, devoted to the enhancement of women power not only in my country of origin but also in the entire world, this cannot be possible without a high level of education followed by rigorous work.

When I see women suffering in the four corners of the world, I ask myself a question “how can this be ended?” I have a dream that one day we will have a society without violence against women, I know this is not an easy task given that there are still nations that deprive women of their rights. But it is possible, if we stand together as women and show that we are fed up with this.

I also have a dream of becoming a woman capable of contributing to the economic development of my country, but as it is said charity begins at home, the family have to come first then the society as a whole.

Thanks to The Safi Life Foundation, I am quite sure that my dreams are going to become reality. I would like to take this opportunity to show my sincere gratitude to The Safi Life Foundation for helping us young women in our studies, I really appreciate what you are doing for us."

- Bamuranjye

I have a dream that one day we will have a society without violence against women.
— Bamuranjye