EXPERIENCE RWANDA

As our donors and partners, come and experience our amazing students, our programs, and the beautiful country of Rwanda!  Experience our mission in real life – educating and equipping Africa’s brightest young leaders, empowering them to cultivate thriving communities.

In-Country Dates: February 13th – 21st, 2023

YOU’RE INVITED! JOIN US IN RWANDA!

Register by November 18, 2022

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CONNECT

Connect with our students by visiting their homes and universities, meeting their families, and sharing meals together. You will attend our Friday Night Girls Night Out and Bro Chat. You will participate in our monthly Leadership Development Workshop.

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IMMERSE

Enter into the fascinating story of Rwanda, learning more about its history, its vibrant present, and its hope for the future. We’ll visit cultural institutions, local markets, and shops.

SHARE

Our students will share their lives with you; and you’ll share your story and life experiences with them. The result — mutual growth!

WHAT IS OUR UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM?

At These Numbers Have Faces, our vision is generations of emerging leaders transforming Africa’s tomorrow. We believe educated, empowered, community-driven young people are the best vehicles for transformational social change. Therefore, we educate and equip Africa’s brightest young leaders, empowering them to cultivate thriving communities.

Educate. We recruit the brightest and best students from poor, rural, and post-conflict communities and give them access to a university education.

Equip. The real key to our success is Leadership Development. We facilitate monthly workshops to develop the leadership skills critical for work and life.

Empower. All of our students spend at least 50 hours every school year on a Community Impact Project, doing something to make a transformational difference in their communities.

In-Country Dates: February 13th – 21st, 2023

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: November 18, 2022

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

DAYS 1-2 (Saturday and Sunday, February 11/12): Depart from the U.S.; Arrive in beautiful Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills! Get settled into your hotel.

DAY 3 (Monday, February 13):  Team orientation, Kigali Genocide Memorial, and dinner with students.

DAY 4 (Tuesday, February 14): We’ll travel to Huye to visit students and their university campus + have lunch; King's Palace and the National Ethnography Museum. 

DAY 5 (Wednesday, February 15): Visit with students at University of Rwanda, Kigali Campus + visit students' families. 

DAY 6 (Thursday, February 16): Visit students at Adventist University of Central Africa + visit students' families. 

DAY 7 (Friday, February 17):  Experience all that Kigali has to offer! We'll visit local markets and then participate in Girls' Night Out and Bro Chat workshops with our students. 

DAY 8 (Saturday, February 18):  Participate in our monthly Leadership Development Workshop + shopping and dinner with our students. 

DAY 9 (Sunday, February 19): You'll spend the morning experiencing a Rwandan Church service, followed by a chance to explore Kigali. 

DAY 10 (Monday, February 20): Those choosing the Safari option will leave for Akagera National Park early in the morning. For those not choosing the safari, we'll finish out your last day in Rwanda by experiencing Kigali!

DAY 11 (Tuesday, February 21): Safari at Akagera National Park continued; return to Kigali. 

DAY 12 (Wednesday, February 22): Depart Kigali and fly home to the U.S.

DAY 13 (Thursday, February 23): Arrive in the U.S. 

TRIP COSTS

Standard Trip: $4,745 (with Safari) + flights OR $4,060 (without Safari) + flights 
(Trip cost is all-inclusive, excluding flights, $50 Visa, and personal purchases.)

A Note About Flights (not included in cost):
The most popular routes are with Delta/KLM through Amsterdam, United Airlines through Brussels, or on Ethiopian Air via Addis Ababa. We have a spectacular travel agent ready to help, or you're welcome to use your own travel methods. No matter how you get there, all we ask is that you arrive on the same day as the entire team (February 12th, 2023).

REGISTRATION DETAILS

A $500 deposit is required ("Rwandan Administrative Payment") to hold your spot. Spots on our trips are extremely limited, so you'll want to reserve your spot as quickly as possible. The registration fee is non-refundable, unless the trip as a whole is canceled. Deadline to register: November 18, 2022

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TRIP?

Email Jim Pressnell, our Executive Director: 
jim@thesenumbers.org with any questions you have.