Africa

Intellectual Powerhouses (My Visit to Rwanda Part III)

What do you talk about when you meet a class of post-graduate mathematical science students? That was the question that played on my mind when I was invited to spend an evening with the students at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Rwanda.

Adaptation!

‘It is not the smartest or the strongest who survive, it is the most adaptable’. I heard this earlier in the week and have pondered the words for days. As I set out cycling on the roads of Accra I was invariably faced with the challenge of navigating some smooth roads and some bumpy roads.

Grit!

I love the word grit. It is all about perseverance and passion for our long term goals. When I hear it I literally think of the many times when determination has meant gritting my teeth just to keep going.