Trenton Wilkens Living Memoirs Interview


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Trenton shared about his fascinating experience as a teacher in Rwanda. He discussed the geopolitical issues he faced as he interacted with locals there and shared about how his experience as a teacher affirmed his career goals. He spoke of the importance of relationships and how his student missionary year cemented that in him.

Rwanda is a landlocked country in east-central Africa, with one of the highest population densities in sub-Saharan Africa and consists of beautiful mountain chains and large valleys. The primary ethnic groups in Rwanda consist of the Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa people but the country has adopted a nationalistic identity. Rwanda’s primary languages are Kinyarwanda, English, French, and Swahili. Rwanda is known for the genocide of 1994 and the atrocities associated with it and its population of endangered mountain gorillas.

Lemarchand, R. and Clay, Daniel. "Rwanda." Encyclopedia Britannica, February 19, 2024.

*Violent and disturbing content, listener discretion is advised.

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