UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
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 University Support pays the direct education costs for ambitious African students to attend top African universities: tuition, books, room & board, and school fees. When a student graduates and gets a job, she or he is expected to give back a portion of the University Support they have received so that another student can become a These Numbers Have Faces Scholar. Our scholars understand that with amazing opportunity comes the responsibility to pay it forward.
Students need to graduate ready for the job market with the skills, insights, and abilities to succeed. Our monthly Leadership Development Workshops equip our students for top positions by focusing on such key topics as leadership, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, time management, resume writing, interviewing, and more.
Community Impact Projects
Our students also develop their leadership and project management skills through the planning and implementation of their Community Impact Projects. The most important aspect of these projects is giving our students the opportunity to apply what they learn in their university classrooms and Leadership Development Workshops to real life needs within their communities. These projects develop a sense of empathy and community responsibility in our students, as they invest at least 50 hours every year into a local organization they personally support.
Any student who has the grit and academic skills to make it to university in Africa has the potential for leadership. Through our Leadership Development Workshops, our students develop into strategic, ethical, compassionate, and selfless leaders committed to making a transformational difference in their communities.
Entrepreneurship is the key to Africa’s development and prosperity, yet many students don’t realize the incredible potential they have to create the next phase of African businesses.
Money management is an important step toward future prosperity. In a world of corruption and financial mismanagement, it’s crucial for every student to attend financial literacy training and learn how to manage a bank account, balance a budget, avoid debt, and invest for the future.
Students need to graduate ready for the job market with the skills, insights, and abilities to succeed.
FAMILY OF FRIENDS
Our students are welcomed into a supportive family of friends that lasts far beyond their university years. This community holds each other accountable, encourages each other toward excellence, supports each other in times of hardship, and celebrates each other’s accomplishments.