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Best Performing Girl - Umutoni Veronise

Umutoni Veronise: “I am indebted to the First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame and Imbuto Foundation for encouraging, empowering, and motivating me to aspire for excellence.”

Umutoni Veronise, is a Presidential scholar at Oklahoma Christian University. She is a survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. She lost her parents at the age of 3. Despite the difficulties of orphanhood, Veronise performed exceptionally well at school. She worked hard, always targeting the highest marks possible. This paid off, as Imbuto Foundation rewarded her twice for doing well at school. When she completed secondary school, she was rewarded with a laptop and a 3 week IT training. She is now about to receive her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Knowing that there are people who care about her and rewarded her for performing well, fills her with joy and created in her a spirit of determination to overcome all obstacles.