Aid is Not the Answer to poverty. Why I hate big N.G.O’s?

I have lost respect for the aid industry. The international organizations are corrupt, disrespects Africans, and treats them like children who always need to be fed with a silver spoon in their mouth. I was born and raised in Rwanda. In 1994, the country was destroyed by a genocide and a civil war. I lived […]

Summary of A Message to Garcia: Elbert Hubbard 1899: Be a “Rowan” at your job.

Background information This Story was written during the Spanish-American War Main personalities Garcia, a general in Cuba, who is familiar with the Spaniard combat tactics. He could possibly help with some valuable details on how to win against Spain. Rowan, an American trusted to go to Cuba and find Garcia. At this time, no telephone or any […]

The 2017 Proposal of the Year; How to pull off the best Proposal to your Valentine

A little over two months ago, I proposed to my then girlfriend and she responded me a BIG YES. This is valentine’s day is our first valentine’s day as an engaged couple. It was one of the greatest emotion I have ever had for sure. I was very relieved to get that ” YES”.  After all, […]

Life is not supposed to be Fair: Suck it up and rise up to your challenges.

This year, I am turning 28 years old. Born and raised in Rwanda, a beautiful country in the East-African region. Every year, I do find myself reflecting on my life. During my time here on earth, I lived and survived harsh life in refugee camps. The majority of my teenage years, for 7–10 years total, I […]

How many days can survive without food and water? My near-death experiences with starvation.

As I reflect upon my life, I am very thankful that I am still alive today. I don’t take any day for granted anymore. I grew up in one of the most difficult times in my nation’s history. As everybody rushed to seek refuge, many people did not make it. I was very young and […]

10 Amazing facts about Rwanda and Reasons to visit in 2018

2018 is an exciting year for my beautiful nation, Rwanda, and for travelers around the world. As a proud Rwandan, I am very happy that we are finally starting to get the recognition we deserve by many international tourism agencies around the World. As we start this year, Rwanda has been featured as one of […]

How does it feel to be a US immigrant from one of the countries that Trump called a “shithole”?

I am from Rwanda, a beautiful country in the East African region. According to Trump’s statement, my country would be considered a “shithole” too! Rwandan Flag Honestly, I was very offended. I wondered how do we have such president in the oval office. Out of 330 million Americans, how did we end up with this stupid-crazy […]

My personal story on how I overcame anxiety and depression in Graduate School.

This happened to me when I was doing my Ph.D. studies in graduate school. In general, I am a very strong dude, emotionally and physically. I had my fair share of tough times in my childhood. I grew up very poor, selling sugar canes in the street of Kigali and doing many other odd jobs to […]

One-Way Trip to colonize Mars? How realistic is the Mars-One Project?

    Mars One (Official Website) is a non-profit private organization HQ’ed in Haarlem, Holland (CEO and founder, Bans Lanslop & CTO, chief technical officer, Arno Wielders). Their plan is to organize a one-way trip of humans to Mars by 2027. As of 2017, they have selected about 100 finalists from a pool of 20,000 applicants, who […]