The Power of Education in Africa
Education has the potential to lift families, communities, and nations out of poverty. Click the image below to learn how a road to a better tomorrow is paved with education today.
The Benefits of Higher Education in Africa:
In countries where marginalized and under-served populations have significantly less opportunity to attend University, a college degree means hope and empowerment.
University graduates in Africa have more safe & stable home lives, more knowledge about HIV/AIDS, more access to electricity, plumbing, and piped water, and tend to make upwards of 30% more than high school graduates.
According to the World Bank: "Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity."
“Education to me is the key to success. I want to get educated because it will bring respect to me. I want to be an example in my community, so little children can see me as their role model. I’m not rich, I’m poor, but there is hope in education in that it could make you be successful in life.” –Zintathu Mfino
Our Education & Empowerment Program
We provide the following for ambitious African youth:
University Scholarships and higher education opportunities
Academic, emotional, and spiritual support
Tutoring and mentoring
Community service, leadership training, and professional development
Financial literacy training and reinvestment opportunities
See Your Investment In Action
How Much Does It Cost?
While every university has varying fee structures, the average cost is $3,200 a year for tuition, books, transportation, and involvement in our Community Impact Program.
What Is The These Numbers Have Faces Community Impact Program?
In return for a university scholarship, These Numbers Have Faces scholars participate in our Community Impact Program where they take part in community service projects, leadership, entrepreneurship, financial literacy training, and all commit to giving one year of tuition back into the program to assist a new student attend college behind them.
As a These Numbers Have Faces Scholar, students are welcomed into a family guided by a culture of empowerment and reinvestment. Our scholars understand that they have been given an incredible gift. But with that gift comes the responsibility to pay it forward.