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From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard

Over the 13 years since his escape from the smoldering trash heap that was his home, Justus Uwayesu did not simply rise through his nation’s top academic ranks. As a student in Rwanda, he learned English, French, Swahili and Lingala. He oversaw his high school’s student tutoring program. And he helped found a youth charity that spread to high schools nationwide, buying health insurance for poor students and giving medical and scholastic aid to others.