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.
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!