Mission: We invest in Africa's brightest students to lead and empower their countries.
Vision: Every student has the power to build a hopeful future.
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In many communities in Africa, brilliant young students are thriving in high school and excited about their future. Unfortunately, without a pathway to university and larger opportunities, their hard work and achievement is often squandered.
These Numbers Have Faces provides the last mile of support on the road to education. We identify promising students from poor, rural, or post-conflict communities and provide them the opportunity to attend university, become leaders, and change their communities.
OUR CORE VALUES
We believe God is alive, moving, and working. We’ve been invited to partner with Him to fight for justice and to be a light in dark places.
We believe our work will be incomplete, for we are sowing seeds to be harvested by others. We believe there are countless more who will pick up where we leave off. This is liberation. This belief enables us to do something today and to do it very well.
We believe the world needs people just like you. People who are inspired and empowered to confront the most pressing challenges of our time. It's tempting to wish for the heroes of our history, but it is us who are called to these troubling times. People like us whom God has chosen for today.
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.
These Numbers Have Faces
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 to measuring complex social issues, we believe that there are people behind the statistics. A number is difficult to connect with, but when we see those numbers as real people, we find a purpose that compels us to action.