For the second time, I enjoyed to work with MIT student, Kelly, who was on research in Rwanda; her study was related to rainwater harvesting
The government of Rwanda confirmed the fellowship. This decision provided me with the total confidence of securing funds that were remaining to fulfill MIT fees requirements
I presented water accessibility project in front of DFGFI Board meeting member, who then after visited my field activities
Received a confirmation letter that I was going to be among the presenters in a 5th Scientific Conference on Environmental Health organized at East African Level
I had a special birthday. During the birthday party, I received special three gifs, but the most attractive of these was the red rose flowers. Most of my friends were concerned about who may have brought them, but I have always kept this as a secret. Only because I could not be able to respond to them. I will ever forget how the same time was too uncertainly; something important was being taken off my hands. On the same day I saw that the sunshine of my days was going far away. If you have been reading poems, I am sure you will get the meaning of the aforementioned sentences.
At the end of April, I had a call… guess what? I was awarded MIT Legatum Center Fellowship; this was my first award at worldwide level. I was selected among a lot of applicants with different expertise, but my innovation ideas had a good outstanding and made me to be among the 12 first born of the Center. Now I am sharpening my entrepreneurship knowledge. The major dream is to have a company that will help the developing world to address water accessibility related issues
I received the most important document from the government of Rwanda which was the letter confirming my scholarship funds
My Sister, Claudine, got married. She had a lovely wedding party, and this was also a big day for her, because she found the love of her heart, that she waited six years. During these six years, his boyfriend was studying abroad; she used to act like a web master, all time in cyber café charting with him, sending messages, and pictures. I think she is a witness of the role of internet in enhancing Love between eloigned people - for the six years - she might have learned a lot about it than anybody else.
I received my I-20 document, this time, I knew that I was about to leave
I stepped on Logan Airport; I was in USA, Boston. My dreams were coming true. I was attending a MIT
I also recall that somebody may have been hurt, because light was covered by the darkness. I strongly apologize for that, but sometimes things begin shine, and end black. That is what happened to the three special gifs received on my birthday
I discovered a lot about America culture, I learned a lot in New Hampshire, where I was living
I visited New York City. I saw the city before in movies, and this time it was alive
More interesting, I received an important telephone call, and I will ever forget it, but I cannot tell what message it carried. That day I saw the moon.
For the first time, I went on white water rifting trip organized by Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
We also had a lot of orientation talks, which helped us to know more about MIT and its services
I started my classes in MIT and Harvard University; I was being challenged by the new education system.
MIT Legatum Center was publically launched. As I am among MIT fellows, I attended that event, and we, fellows, were among the special guest of the day. The movie showing our business ideas were broadcasted for the first time in front of the audience that included even some of the recent Nobel Prize winners in economics, the fathers of economic theories
The busiest month of the year, we had a lot of work in classes. I remember that I slept a little during this month, because much time was spent in books
Again at the end of the year, the milestone of time measurement, we will be dancing, charting that we are a step ahead. We will all add one year one our age. When I was born I found it to be so, but interestingly I always question the time consideration. I think the death of someone is his chronometer, once it shows up, you time is over. You will be moved from the real to the history. People will start to say that they knew you – past- Let us just do our best to help others, to leave the world a better place as Michel Jackson sang.
During this December, I enjoyed Christmas parties, and received some of the results of my classes where I did my best. I got 2 A and a B, which is good for my first semester in MIT, a totally learning different system compared in what I have been in.