We started with an idea: How could entrepreneurship impact East Africa? Our attempts to answer that question developed into an entrepreneurship program ushering Rwanda's top young leaders into one of the world's fastest developing economy. This is the story of The Accelerate Academy.
Samantha and Berthine have dreamt of becoming engineers since childhood. Yet, with few women engineers in Rwanda, finding a role model can be hard. This summer, that will change thanks to internships at Aspen Heights in Austin, TX!
Benson was supposed to follow in his parent's footsteps - raising cattle, as his family had done for generations in DR Congo. When they lost their home and their livelihood due to an ongoing civil war, their hopes for Benson were crushed. Benson, however, had another dream, which has led him to an internship in Portland this summer!
Top student. Contest winner. Nationally recognized leader. Alice's resume is impressive, but behind her accolades is a story of fierce determination -- and it's led her to an internship at Allion USA this summer!
Pascaline is confident in computer science, but public speaking? A few years ago, it was one of her biggest fears. Now, she represents Rwanda in international debate competitions! Here's the story of how Pascaline conquered her fear by using her voice.
Speeches were made. Votes were tallied. And the results are in! Meet the new Student Representatives of our Rwanda Program!
Meet Caleb & Laura Rhoads: sunny California dwellers, new parents and long-time supporters of These Numbers Have Faces!
Our Rwanda program is growing, and so is our staff! Say hello the newest members of our team and hear why these women are inspiring our scholars!
In light of the recent attack at Garissa University in Kenya, and the 21st anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, Tina, our Director of International Programs, reminds us that we not are numbers or statistics. Each one of us has a story.
Meet Emily Hughes: women's empowerment advocate, scooter-riding enthusiast, and long-time supporter of These Numbers Have Faces!
Arnold was raised by his grandmother, a woman made great sacrifices for her grandson's education. Her dream was for Arnold to go to university, graduate and have a career. Thanks to Amazon Lab126, Arnold and his grandmother's dreams are coming true!
After taking first place at an engineering competition in Rwanda, Alice won an all-expenses-paid trip to a IT conference in India!
These Numbers Have Faces is growing, and the student success stories are inspiring us more than ever before. Founder & CEO Justin Zoradi shares all the great news in our Winter Update video!
Eddyne, one of our psychology scholars in Rwanda, traveled to the DR Congo where she interned with Gratia Counseling Centre, helping heal hearts of youth effected by violence and trauma.
Back in October, Branden Harvey, an incredible Northwest-based photographer, traveled to Rwanda to meet our students. Here are our picks for the Top 10 photos from his trip!