These Numbers Have Faces

Africa is rising. We invest in students to lead and empower their countries. Every day we hear terrible statistics that document the harsh reality of our world. We chart war, calculate disease, analyze famine, and graph slavery. Africa is often at the heart of these calculations as we've all seen the numbers about Africa that paint a negative picture of the continent. Our name expresses a world changing idea. We don't see Africa as hopeless, we see it full of life and color, light, and opportunity. While figures and data are important tools for measuring complex social issues, we believe that there are people behind the statistics. A number is difficult to connect with, but when we see thos...
Jul 26, 2012

These Numbers Have Faces in Rwanda

Margaret
Margaret

As part of our exciting partnership with Africa New Life in Rwanda, we've added four young women to the These Numbers Have Faces family. We're so excited about the work that is going on in Rwanda, and we want you to meet one of our new scholars, Margaret.

Margaret was born in Uganda and is the second-born out of seven children. Until college, Margaret's education was paid in part by the Ministry of Local Government and in part by her mother's cousin, since her parents couldn't afford school. Once she began her college, her sponsor through Africa New Life paid for the initial year, but couldn't afford anything beyond that. Margaret stopped university for one year and volunteered in Kageyo while waiting to return to school, and became a part of the These Numbers Have Faces family in 2012. 

Margaret attends the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology and is studying engineering and information technology. She was recently offered and accepted  a leadership position in the Esther Home as a resident assistant, volunteers with Africa New Life, and sponsors a child from her community.

We're so proud of Margaret and all of the girls living in the Esther Home! We'd love to keep you updated about everything that These Numbers Have Faces is up to in Rwanda and South Africa, be sure to stay up to date by 'liking' us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

Thank you for your support, you're making awe-inspiring things happen.

- Stanton + The TNHF Team 

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May 31, 2012

Funding goal reached! Thank you for your support!

These Numbers Have Faces has reached our funding goal for Student Survival Kits for South African Youth (8652) through a combination of Global Giving and private donations. The program will continue as a contingency fund providing students with the supplies and resources that are needed to thrive in college. Through this project, students have received and will continue to receive transportation stipends to get to class and programmatic meetings, stipends to pay for academic necessities such as photocopies, academic tutoring and English literacy classes, and emergency housing and food assistance.

 These Numbers Have Faces has a committed private donor and a family foundation who will continue to support our Student Survival Kit (contingency fund) in order to keep the program running successfully.

May 3, 2012

Official Rwanda Partnership Begins

Hello!

These Numbers Have Faces is excited to announce that we are officially partnering with Africa New Life to provide educational opportunities for women in Rwanda.

Why Rwanda?

In 1994, the swiftest genocide in history took place in Rwanda, killing nearly a million people in 90 days. This horrific year became the central story of Rwanda to the rest of the world.

At the end of the genocide, there was only one university left standing. Militias had especially targeted educated professionals, leaving Rwanda without an entire generation of university educated accountants, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and business owners.

The tremendous shortfall of trained professionals provided an impasse to the recovery and development of Rwanda. There is a critical need for opportunities for the next generation to be education and step forward into leadership.

Today there are 14 universities in Rwanda, and Higher Education has become a top priority for the country in an effort to fill the generational gaps left by the genocide.

A Story of Hope

Today we celebrate a story of new beginnings. We celebrate the next generation of young people in Rwanda stepping forward as leaders, proud of their country, and prepared to transform Rwanda from the inside out. Today we hold two stories: a story of remembrance and a story of celebration for what is to come.

Thank you for your continued support!

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