Interview of Theophile Muvurajabo
What degree did you earn?
I earned a Bachelor degree in social work and community development
What was the most challenging part of your studies?
The most challenging part was the starting and ending points. In my starting, I felt hopeless and it was hard working as a temporary painter and having to go to the University in the evenings. At the end of my studies, it was also challenging because I needed a lot of money within a short period. I needed money for the thesis, writing, printing, etc
What do you hope to do with your degree?
The knowledge acquired will help me to be competitive and get a job in different services related to my career. With my degree, I can create job opportunities in the community.
How long did it take you to earn your degree and when did you start?
It took five years to earn it and I started in February 2009
In what ways could you use your degree to help people in your community?
Since earning my degree in social work and community development, I want to participate in building my community through training and sharing all skills I have. These skills can be especially helpful with community development. When I get a job, I want to provide better services and help people to be creative by using micro enterprises.
What motivated you to go to college?
I personally like studying. By getting knowledge I can get a job that can help me to improve my life. Ecclesiastes 7: 11-12 says, “Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun. Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.”
I thank God Almighty for making the way where things were uncertain and for helping me to accomplish my task for completing a degree. God’s ways are unlimited! I thank and appreciate my friends support through prayers, gifts, encouragements, posts, and advice. The following families were so helpful to me during my studies: My family, the Ali Hussen family, Hicintuka Riberat family, John Mann’s family, Ngirirwa Gervais family, Honorable Nyabenda Pascal family, Nibizi Jean Marie family, Idhi Sosthène family, Nzeyimana Audace family, Maghangayiko Donatien family, and Masabo Frederick family. I want to thank them for their support during my studies. May God bless them all.
I’m also thankful for prayer groups especially the warrior group and Joyce Mayer Ministries who prayed for me during hard times. “Hard work will give you power, being lazy will make you slave” (Proverbs 12:24). This verse always encourages me when I am working! May God bless you.