A school day in Rwanda
What school do you attend?
My school is called the Lycée de Kigali, a co-educational secondary school with 1,456 students in total.
What languages do you speak in lessons?
The lessons are taught in French and English. I also speak Kinyarwanda.
You and the other girls at your school all have short hair. Is it just a coincidence?
No, we have to wear our hair short so that we don’t spend too much time playing with it and get distracted. We are also banned from wearing make-up at school and we all wear a school uniform.
What is your favourite subject?
Maths and PE, especially basketball. I used to play basketball in my spare time, but I don’t have enough time any more, I’m afraid. I became head girl in May 2015, which means I act as an intermediary be-tween the students and the school authorities. If a student has a problem, they can come to me, and I will relay the message to the school authorities.
Is there a subject you really don’t like?
Actually there isn’t, because you can choose the subjects you like in sixth form – and that’s what I did.
Do you use a computer at school?
Yes, alongside maths and physics, we also have computer sciences as a subject in sixth form.
What do you want to be later in life?
I want to be an IT programmer. And I want to have four children. I want to be someone who never has to ask for handouts, but who works for everything themselves.