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!