Alphonse Habyarimana

About Alphonse Habyarimana

Alphonse Habyarimana

Alphonse Habyarimana is the manager & developer of Kepler Tech Lab, a science, and technology laboratory based in Kigali, Rwanda aims to improve and provide hands-on learning experiences for high school students and accelerates technical business ideas through workshops, outreaches, and advising. Alphonse is a member of the International Development Innovation Network, and he educates youth to help them acquaint themselves with technical skills and hands-on experiments through STEM courses and independent projects. He holds Associate of Arts in General Studies from prestigious Kepler University Program, a partner of College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, where he is completing Bachelor of Arts in Management. Prior to joining Kepler in the summer of 2014, Alphonse has studied Electronics and Telecommunication for three years at the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Center and earned National Advanced Certificate of Technical Secondary Education, A2. At IPRC, he involved in Electrical/Electronic workshops and Telecommunication Laboratory which both stimulated his interest in engineering education and manufacturing sectors. His topics of interest in education are but not limited to electronics, manufacturing, STEM, design of experiments, and sketching modeling and prototyping.


Posts by Alphonse Habyarimana

Papert’s 8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab Translated in Kirundi

by on February 28, 2017 6:10 pm
Ivyiyumviro 8 nyamukuru vyinyegeje inyuma ya Constructionist Learning Lab Iciyumviro cambere nyamukuru ni kwigira mubikorwa. Kenshi na kenshi twiga neza mugihe twiga ivyo twumva dukunze. Kukaba nkako, twiga neza cane mugihe turiko dukoresha ivyo twize mugukora ikintu dushaka kugerako. Ikindi ciyumviro cakabiri nuko ubuhinga nk’igikoresho co kwubaka. Mugihe tuzi ko ubuhinga bukoreshwa mugukora ibintu, bisigura… Read more Papert’s 8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab Translated in Kirundi

Papert's 8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab Translated in Kinyarwanda

by on February 28, 2017 6:05 pm
Ibitekerezo 8 nyamukuru kubyerekeye Constructionist Learning Lab   Igitekerezo cya mbere cy’iremezo ni Kwiga unakora. Twese twiga neza iyo bijyanye no gukora ikintu kidushimisha. Twiga neza cyane iyo twize dushaka gukora ikintu dushaka. Igitekerezo cya kabiri cy’iremezo ni Ikoranabuhanga nk’igikoresho cyubaka. Niba ushobora gukoresha ikoranabuhanga gukora ibintu, wakora byinshi bishimishije, ukanahigira byinshi. Ni ko kuri… Read more Papert's 8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab Translated in Kinyarwanda

Swahili Version_8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab

by on February 8, 2017 10:36 pm
Just want to share 8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab in Swahili. At least, Est Africa Community and other Swahili speakers can learn more about the concepts of constructionism. Mnamo mwaka 1999, Seymour Papert, baba wa elimu ya kiteknolojia, alianzisha utafiti katika mradi wake alipotengeneza maabara ya ujenzi uliojaa teknolojia, kimradi zaidi, ya-kikarne… Read more Swahili Version_8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab

How do You Feel Working in a Team?

by on January 29, 2017 8:44 pm
Working in a team makes me feel like I am working at my best because I use to have feelings that I am surrounded by great people, teammates, who can lend me a hand when things get harder and harder, learn new things from them, and share our best practices. Great thanks to Angela who… Read more How do You Feel Working in a Team?

How Do you Get Young Students Used to New Concepts?

by on January 14, 2017 10:33 am
Kepler Tech Lab and its middle high school students who take after-school engineering classes and workshops have had epic November and December of 2016! Wow, I cannot imagine it’s been two months teaching young students! It was an extraordinary experience to get young students with zero knowledge about engineering and tinkering things get started with experimenting… Read more How Do you Get Young Students Used to New Concepts?

From Doughs to Creations

by on December 19, 2016 11:02 pm
Couple of a few days ago, 8th graders who are taking engineering classes at Kepler Tech Lab surprised me when I came prepared to give them all I had, but kids completely changed learning outcomes I was hoping. I still wonder why I am using the doughs in any context; they are good and helped me… Read more From Doughs to Creations

Basic Engineering Skills Meet Young Students in Developing World of the 21st Century

by on December 14, 2016 9:58 am
UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova mentioned in the 11th annual Education for All global monitoring report that “poor quality [of education] is holding back learning even for those who make it to school.” This is about literacy, though. What about fabrication and making? The remaining question to answer is: how can we get millions of people… Read more Basic Engineering Skills Meet Young Students in Developing World of the 21st Century

Alphonse Is a Stanford Fablearn Fellow!

by on November 17, 2016 6:04 pm
How is it possible to keep such gorgeous news unpublished for about two months? By the time I wrote this blog post, I tried to find the reason to why I didn’t release such good news in advance. Oops, I don’t have any reason in mind! Wait-wait, I get one! Over the past two months, I… Read more Alphonse Is a Stanford Fablearn Fellow!