Kingdom Hope in partnership with These Numbers Have Faces is proud to announce the official launching of our Cecile Zakuani Scholarship program.
The Cecile Zakunai scholarship named after Steve’s mother has been a key priority since the inception of Kingdom Hope. The scholarship program is dedicated to providing financial assistance to students attending university in Africa with the purpose of using this education to become a leader in their community and country to bring about positive change.

“I am extremely proud that Kingdom Hope is able to make such a tangible impact on the lives of young people in Africa who under normal circumstances would not have the opportunity to receive such a great education and really maximize their potential. I am acutely aware of the power of education and the doors that this can open. Having been born in the Congo myself, to now have the ability to reach back and provide opportunities to others from the Congo and Africa is truly fantastic. These Numbers Have Faces has a proven track record of success working in Africa and together I know we can accomplish wonderful things.”
– Steve Zakuani, Kingdom Hope founder and President

These Numbers Have Faces was started in 2008 by founder and CEO Justin Zoradi. The mission of These Numbers Have Faces is to invest in Africa’s brightest students to lead and empower their countries. Since that time Justin and his team have provided financial assistance and educational support to hundreds of students across Africa with a focus on Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and Congolese refugees.

“We are thrilled to partner with Steve Zakuani and Kingdom Hope to invest in the next generation of African leaders. We love partnering with ambitious organizations like Kingdom Hope and are so excited to see the impact of the Cecile Zakuani Scholarship on African students.”
– Justin Zoradi, These Numbers Have Faces founder and CEO


Eric, a civil engineering scholar in Rwanda, will be the first Kingdom Hope Scholar! Eric is a Congolese refugee who has lived in the Gihembe Refugee Camp in Rwanda for the majority of his life. As an orphan, Eric was raised by his aunt, who made great sacrifices to help him get the best education possible. Because of his hard work and ambition, Eric received one of the top scores on Rwandan national high school exam and is now thriving in his classes at the National University of Rwanda!