“Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for
reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity.” – The World Bank
SEE MORE IMPACT BELOW…
UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Through our programs, 211 African students have gained access to university. (2009 – 2017)
We are training 98 students in 2017/18 compared to 86 students in 2016/17. An increase of 14%.
In Rwandan universities and throughout East Africa, on average, women make up only 30% of the student body.1 In contrast, 46% of the 2017/18 These Numbers Have Faces scholars are female.
In 2017, students completed 4,150 hours of community service, impacting over 9,000 people through projects including teaching and tutoring both school students and adults, providing financial services to those in need, volunteering at medical centers, and constructing a new neighborhood drainage system.
On average, 60% of African students who begin university will never graduate.2 These Numbers Have Faces boasts a 100% graduation rate over the last 3 years.
While 100% of our students complete internships in Rwanda, 14 university students have visited the United States for three month professional internships to bolster their skills. Of those fourteen, 100% of them have repaid their tuition loans back to These Numbers Have Faces to invest in a new student.
University Leadership Program impact in 2017: 10,352 lives impacted
(Includes students, their families, and people impacted through community projects)
ACCELERATE ACADEMY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM
Accelerate Academy impact in 2017: 11,922 lives impacted
(Includes entrepreneurs, their families, employees, customers, and people impacted through community projects)
Total 2017 These Numbers Have Faces program impact: 22,274 lives impacted
(Includes university and entrepreneurship program participants, students, their families, employees, customers, and people impacted through their volunteer work)
our impact goals
Scholars/Entrepreneurs are smart, skilled, and qualified
Scholars/Entrepreneurs are serving their communities and becoming local agents for change.
Scholars/Entrepreneurs are investing in their country and their peers socially and economically.
Scholars/Entrepreneurs are vision focused and are taking advantage of opportunities.
We gather this data in a few different ways:
Investment in an African scholar through an annual Leadership Loan
– Access to University Education
– Support with Books & Transportation
– Leadership Programming
– University Graduation
– Full-Time Employment
LASTING CHANGE FOR COMMUNITIES
– Poverty Reduction
– A New Generation of African Leaders
Investment in an African entrepreneur to scale their business
– Attending the 3 day Accelerate Summit
– 8 months of training in The Accelerate Academy
– Opportunity for investment at the Accelerate Finale
– Enterprise Growth
– Job Creation
LASTING MARKET GROWTH IN AFRICA
– Poverty Reduction
– Reduced Unemployment