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Social Work

CAREER: Social Worker



    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Jane said: I so much enjoyed the session plus the speaker of the day. I most liked it when she started talking about a compassionate leader and we all had different meanings of a compassionate leader depending on each person’s perspective. Some said a compassionate leader is someone who puts those who he/she serves before him/herself and the interests of the group. A compassionate leader can also be someone who strives to leave a path of where he or she is coming from in order to leave a trail for others. This leader doesn’t start with “I deserve,” but instead “we deserve.” I, too, enjoyed where our speaker told us to think about where I come from. With all that we were helped to remember, all that God has brought us and reminded us to trust, I believe and thank God for the good and bad things that happen to us. Be thankful for the good things and learn how to embrace the challenges.”
    • March 1, 2023 – In a recent Leadership Development Workshop, we explored the question, “How can you make sure the pain of your past doesn’t determine your future?” What stood out and meant the most to you in this workshop? Jane said: “What meant the most to me is that pain is a situation that one creates in him/herself, being a very powerful destroying moment that when given time, it really destroys the whole of your peace. As pain easily gets into a person, it’s also very easy to erase it from your life. First, we need to believe in God and know that what man can’t do, God can. Also, having goals to focus on helps because just as pain is easily gained, it can also be forgotten. By this, I mean if we stand firm, set life goals, and not stay in the past, we can easily overcome pain and feel ourselves again no matter how hard the situation may be. Pain is not a permanent situation for a believer and a life fighter. We can overcome pain by forgetting the past, focusing on the present, and achieving our future goals.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Jane discusses the biggest change in her life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “The first big and greatest achievement I’ve gained is having joined the These Numbers Have Faces family. It has really been a great journey and I’m so enjoying the good gifts the Almighty is providing through this family. We have been blessed by having different people to show us how valuable and worthy our lives are. I’m able to work and achieve more than a person expected in their lives because of the wonderful lessons learned. Helping others and being there for them in their times of need has been the most valuable and enjoyable moment.”
    • September 13, 2021 – Jane shared her favorite song and what it means to her: “My song is “At My Worst” by Pink Sweat$: I like this song because it has a message that a person who feels lonely or upset can be listened to and feel loved again. It also makes a person themselves who will be able to put up with their attitude toward others. It might not be easy according to the people you live with, but at least there should be that one person who will listen to you and always try to understand you in each and every situation. Thank you my beautiful family!”
    • July 16, 2021 – Jane shared what resilience means to her: “Resilience means the ability one has or gets to overcome a certain problem, be it trauma, pain, or stress. It’s that courage and ability of feeling released, believing that one can be normal again after given hardships or circumstances which may sometimes be a tragedy.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Jane said her biggest lessons from 2020 were: “Well, 2020 was such a huge and teaching year that I almost learnt a couple of things: The first thing is to always be innovative and think out of the box. Secondly, 2020 taught me to always think and stay positive and love as if it’s the last day on earth. Thirdly, focusing and being wholehearted in what one is in!! Working hard opens all the doors. Last but not least, love and respect because I have seen many people helping others in this pandemic.”


  • E. & M. Arteche – Desert Hot Springs, CA


Jane is the second child in my family of three. At a really young age, her parents passed away and left her and her two brothers so hopeless. After a while she started living with relatives in Rwanda in hopes that she could continue her studies, though her hopes for that were near 0%. Her aunt has 7 children and is a widow, trying to take care of all of them!

Jane grew up in a situation where she didn’t want any of her friends to know that she is an orphan because she would rather listen to other people’s problems. She felt if she told them, some of them would stop being open with her, taking her to be in the same basket. The more she got close to her friends, the more Jane realized she was someone who can be relied on.

When Jane completed high school, she was eagerly waiting to join the university, but still unsure how she would manage her tuition. She feels These Numbers Have Faces is doing her a huge, huge favor by providing her tuition so she can attend university and she is so pleased about it!

Jane always wanted to be a journalist so she could be a voice for the voiceless, especially those living in remote areas like where she grew up. Where she grew up actually inspired her a lot. However, the university said she couldn’t study to be a journalist. Instead, they accepted her to study social work. She still believes she can have a great impact, as a social worker, on the members of her community or anywhere else. She’s always wanted to be that person people lean on and take comfort from. She really wants people to be open with her because she’s a good listener as well. Jane says, “The path I am taking right now is being paved by God, who has really paved it well by connecting me to such an inspiring TNHF family.  These Numbers Have Faces never lets me down. They are always supportive. And through it all, I hope to reach my dream of comforting the hopeless and being a voice to those who can’t be heard. I want to be the most cheering voice that sings the best melody, not just for me, but for those around me whenever there’s a change in their lives and they need someone like me to walk beside them.”