TNHF staff and contractors recently arrived back home from South Africa. Executive Director, Justin was accompanied by videographer Matt Gromley and photographer Jered Scott. The goal of the trip was to meet the new scholars, visit their colleges and homes, and gather new media necessary for garnering scholarship donations.
Needless to say, the trip was a huge success. TNHF USA staff had the opportunity to spend three weeks bonding with the scholars and their families. Scholars reported that getting to know the USA staff motivated them even more work hard in their classes and serve in their communities. Justin Zoradi also spent ample time working with the Cape Town staff on program initiatives, local fundraising campaigns and general operations.
Attached below are a few pictures of the trip and a link to a blog about TNHF scholar, Myomena.
TNHF scholars are busy with classes and participating in the community impact model. Scholars are studying at the following universities:
Scholars are majoring in medicine, law, business, hospitality, engineering and accounting . Despite studying such difficult subjects, we are proud to report that all of our scholars passed their most recent exam with high marks.
This past weekend, all fourteen scholars attended a two day long retreat where they took guided hikes in the Table Mountain wilderness, attended financial literacy and leadership seminars hosted by Operation Hope, worked through reconciliation discussions, and had a family braii on the beach. Food for the weekend was generously donated by Woolworths South Africa.
TNHF recently opened our Programme Centre where students receive tutoring, mentoring and access computers for internet research and word processing. Computers and office hardware was generously donated by Old Mutual Bank.
USA staff is visiting students in South Africa mid-May, so please look for updated pictures and media.
Thank you again for your continued support of the TNHF Women's Empowerment Fund. The last update mentioned that our Executive Director, Justin, was set to travel to Cape Town in order to select the next cadre of new students to start January 2011. We are happy to report that this was a very successful trip. Aside from hiring two new Cape Town staff, securing a space for a Cape Town Program Center, meeting with foundations, potential donors, and the US Consulate General to Cape Town, Justin worked through over 80 applicants in order to choose the next leaders of South Africa. As a result, we have 11 new students (7 women!) starting at various universities around Cape Town this month!
Attached is a PDF document with a picture of each student listing their major. It is because of your support that 7 more women are able to attend university and be empowered to change their communities from the inside out. Please contact us with any questions!
TNHF Executive Director, Justin, is traveling to Cape Town this month to meet with potential new college scholars slated to start in 2011. We have had a large number of highly qualified women scholarship applicants and are in the process of identifying the top prospects.
Upon return from the trip, we will post additional photos and give updates on the 2011 scholars.
We are thrilled by the response from our donors and humbled by the generosity. We are nearly half way to our $50,000 goal for the fund!
We started this fund to support our vision that young women around the world will have access to a quality education and learn the skills needed to reduce poverty in their own communities.
The These Numbers Have Faces Women’s Empowerment Fund is dedicated to expanding opportunities for women’s education and empowerment in the townships of South Africa.
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