“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, 240 African students have gained access to university. (2009 – 2018)
We are training 104 students in 2018/19 compared to 98 students in 2017/18. An increase of 6%.
In Rwandan universities and throughout East Africa, on average, women make up only 30% of the student body.1 In contrast, 48% of the 2018/19 These Numbers Have Faces scholars are female.
In 2017, students completed 5,600 hours of community service, impacting over 9,400 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 96% 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 2018: 9,400 lives impacted
(Includes students, their families, and people impacted through community projects)
ACCELERATE ACADEMY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM
our impact goals
Scholars are smart, skilled, and qualified
Scholars are serving their communities and becoming local agents for change.
Scholars are investing in their country and their peers socially and economically.
Scholars are vision focused and are taking advantage of opportunities.
We gather this data in a few different ways:
Scholar Surveys – We conduct surveys at various points in time throughout our programs to measure scholars’ and entrepreneur’s change over time in comparison to baseline data. We focus on the development of hard and soft skills for our scholars.
Home and Field Visits – We care deeply about each of our scholars and so we take the time to visit them in their homes. In addition to interviews in the field, we also conduct interviews during our monthly group meetings with our scholars. This enables us to get accurate and honest data that is up to date.
SMS Messaging – When we can’t meet with our scholars, we can always text them! If we need a survey or interview question answered, we can easily reach them via SMS messaging and check-in to see how they are doing and get real time data.
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