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...
Mar 13, 2012

TNHF Expands to Rwanda!

Kids in Rwanda
Kids in Rwanda

Thank you all for your end of the year support! December was a extremely successful fundraising month for These Numbers Have Faces (TNHF), which allows me to share this exciting news. Because of the support of people like you, TNHF is expanding its college scholarship and community impact program to Rwanda! We have established the Rwanda Education Initiative (REI), which will provide the opportunity for four young women to participate in the Esther Home holistic scholarship program in Kigali, Rwanda.  Participants in the program are given a four-year college scholarship, college housing, food, transportation, financial literacy training, health care, books and supplies. 

Below is a link to a blog written by These Numbers Have Faces Executive Director reflecting on his time in Rwanda. 

Our Student Survival Kit campaign has become a type of contingency fund and has served to bless our students in ways we had not anticipated. Aside from providing money for things such as personal supplies, photocopies for class, transportation to and from the university and English tutoring, the funds are also being used to provide housing and food for two young women in the program. Both of these women were in very dangerous living situations in the townships that affected their ability to study and prepare for class. Our South Africa staff worked hard to secure safe home-stay situations that are religiously and culturally appropriate for each young woman. 

Thank you again for your continued support,

Sarah Levy

New TNHF student with her brother and sisters
New TNHF student with her brother and sisters
Young women from the Ester Home with TNHF ED
Young women from the Ester Home with TNHF ED

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Feb 13, 2012

TNHF Expands to Rwanda!

Hello!

Thank you all for your end of the year support! December was a extremely successful fundraising month for These Numbers Have Faces (TNHF), which allows me to share this exciting news. Because of the support of people like you, TNHF is expanding its Women's Empowerment Campaign to Rwanda! We have established the Rwanda Education Initiative (REI), which will provide the opportunity for four young women to participate in the Esther Home holistic scholarship program in Kigali, Rwanda.  Recipients of the scholarship are given a four-year college scholarship, college housing, food, transportation, health care, books and supplies.

Our South Africa program will continue to grow alongside our new program in Rwanda. For the 2012 school year, we have added four new students--two women and two men. In combination with the four women in Rwanda, the Women's Empowerment Campaign supports a total of fifteen women (we also support seven men through our general campaigns). As participants of the TNHF scholarship and community impact program, our students are empowered to become leaders, reduce poverty and change their countries from the inside out.

Please see the link below to view a new video we've created documenting the impact of your support on the life of TNHF scholar, Alutho.

Thank you again for your continued support,

 

Sarah Levy

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Dec 28, 2011

New Students Enter the Program!

Hello!

Wow. It has been an incredible year. We have grown so much in 2011 and it is thrilling to see the growth and impact of the These Numbers Have Faces (TNHF).

First year Law Student, Alutho Mtati had this to say about being a TNHF Scholar:

“The program has given me an opportunity to grow as a person. Through this program I know the power that I have to make my life better, as well as to better my community. TNHF is a community in itself, because in the program we are not just numbers, we have faces. The personal touch in the program is amazing because we know that we always have someone in our corner.” –Alutho Mtati

2012 is going to be a great year. We are adding four more students to the South Africa program and are committed to providing all twenty of our students with the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom. The student survival kits are essential to academic success. Our students tell us that because they don't have to worry about how they will get to class, whether or not they can afford stationary, pens, and personal care items, and they know that they will not go hungry, they can now focus on their classes and do their best. In fact, I am proud to report that all our students passed their classes this last semester and two did so with distiction!

Lastly, because of our success, we are looking to expand our program into other countries in 2012. Our education program is changing lives and we feel inspired to provide the same opportunities for young women around the world.

Our focus will most likely begin in Rwanda, then Southeast Asia, and then onto Latin America.  By expanding the These Numbers Have Faces program, our hope and vision is to empower young women around the world to be leaders of community transformation. 

Thank you for your continued support!

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