The Community Impact Program
These Numbers Have Faces invests in the future leaders of South Africa and Rwanda by providing University scholarships for ambitious young people, yet these scholarships do not come in the form of a free hand out.
Together with the support of our staff, These Numbers Have Faces students commit to developing their community through service, engaging in financial literacy and leadership trainings and reinvesting one full year of tuition back into a scholarship fund for upcoming students.
In return for a university scholarship, students commit to investing in their own communities through:
+ Community Service
+ Leadership, Professional Development, & Financial Literacy Training
+ Financial Reinvestment
1. Community Service
Our students commit to giving back to their communities by volunteering with HIV/AIDS orphans, spending time in local schools, and participating in community clean-up projects.
Our staff monitor and mentor students as they complete 45 hours of service throughout the academic year. It is up to the students to decide what type of service project they will complete.
Not only is community service an important and impactful way for our students to develop leadership and project management skills, it also provides a moral, ethical, and spiritual framework essential for community building
2. Leadership, Professional Development, & Financial Literacy Training
In addition to our monthly meetings, These Numbers Have Faces scholars take part in 4 trainings per year in 4 key elements: Leadership, Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development.
We partner with financial literacy NGOs and local banks to provide free financial literacy courses to our students. All TNHF students are required to attend one financial literacy workshop throughout the year so they can learn how to manage, save, and spend their money wisely and safely.
Students learn to open and manage personal bank accounts, trained to stay out of debt, and save monthly.
It is our hope that through these trainings, our scholars will stand out in the job market and learn the skills they need to transform tomorrow.
3. Financial Reinvestment
Because of the investment These Numbers Have Faces has made in the educations of our students, we ask our graduates to contribute one year of tuition back into the program for other students coming up behind them.
These Numbers Have Faces students know what a gift it is to receive a higher education scholarship and they are committed to contributing their own money for other students to have the same opportunity.
Our goal in financial reinvestment is to create life-long sustainers of our program who have a personal investment in future students and can act as mentors.
Financial reinvestment by our students is a key element of sustainability and program expansion for These Numbers Have Faces.
When students graduate, they are committed to reinvesting their own money into scholarships for upcoming students. We hope to see this cycle continue, making our work more sustainable and create opportunities for hundreds of youth to graduate from the program.
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See The Community Impact Model in Action
Financial Literacy & Leadership Retreats
TNHF Students Embark on Weekend Retreat Together
Stanley from Operation Hope Leads a Financial Literacy Workshop
Rezaan, Tasneem, Alutho, and Busi Pose for a Picture
Students Surf for the First Time
Community Service Projects
TNHF students Alutho and Vuyokazi Pose at Cape Point
Students Spend a Day Mentoring Children from the Townships
The Students had an Awesome Day Building Friendships with the Kids
Students Take a Break for a Picture after a Full Day