Everyone has a role model – from parents, to older siblings and people they have never met. Students of Martyrs Secondary School spoke to Teen times’ Martin Bishop about who their role models are and why.
My role model is author Billy Graham. I believe role models help guide us through life, especially in development; they also help us make important decisions that affect the outcome of our lives.
I adore the Foreign Affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo, she is so confident, courageous and patriotic. I wish many other women were like her; I aspire to be just like her in the future.
Iker casillas, a Spanish goalkeeper is my role model. I love soccer and I want to be just like him.
My friend called Grace Kampire is my role model because despite the hardship she has been through, she still keeps her head up. I admire her resilience and patience and how she fights to overcome challenges.
I’m so lucky that I live with my role model, my aunty, who motivates me in every way imaginable and I’m everything I am because of her. She always works hard to make me a better person and no one will ever take her place.
I love and admire economist Reuben Roberts. His ideas have helped and are still helping many people. He inspires me and I dream of becoming better than he is one day.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf beat many men to become Africa’s first female Head of State. If she made it, I know I can make it too; she is my role model and inspiration.
Manchester United’s Paul Scholes is my role model. I not only appreciate his talent, but also the way he leads his life.
I have more than one role model but the one I have the most respect for is His Excellency President Paul Kagame. I respect his noble leadership.
Oprah Winfrey is my all time role model. I admire her courage. She rose to the top despite her troubled childhood. Her strength is inspiring.