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Education | Opportunity | Hope

Faith for Change represents companies, national non-profits, community organizations, and individuals united by a common belief that all children deserve an equal opportunity to a quality education, career and college readiness.

Our faith in young students to make the world a better place through academic and professional attainment compels us to create pathways out of poverty that strengthen and change the life outcomes of families and communities the US and abroad.

Our mission is to build long-term partnerships in the business sector, with foundations, schools and colleges that enable us to resource students with scholarships, cultural exchanges and career opportunities through STEM.

We are committed to this mission because we have the faith to believe that by working together we can be a part of creating a global solution that serves the whole of society by opening doors to a better future.

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Our quality standards apply also in terms of service, technical expertise and advice. Our dedicated employees are happy to assist you with know-how and experience in your daily business.

Compass + Chance Fund

The “Compass + Chance Fund”, provides scholarships, social education/learning for students and creates gateways to innovative careers through STEM.

Partner and Advocates

These companies and organizations are actively engaged in education through STEM and advocacy. 

Training and Consulting

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STUDENT PROFILES

Talita

Talita

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil View Details
Oswald

Oswald

Johannesburg, South Africa View Details
Bianca

Bianca

Cape Town, South Africa View Details
Talita

Talita

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hi, my name is Talita, I´m 18 years old and I live in the community of Vila Parque Cidade near Rocinha. I´m part of the Methodist Church in Botafogo where I´m currently the president of the youth. I participated in various missionary projects such as missionary trips to Bahia, Pernambuco , summer vacation bible studies with children from the Dona Marta community in Botafogo among others. One of my dreams is to become a psychologist and to be able to help others both in my professional life and in a nonprofit organization giving physiological assistance to youth and adults. Including when it´s needed for missionary work. I´ve graduated from High School in December as an honor student.

Even though I´ve always studied in privet schools I´ve done it with scholarships that have taken care of part of the cost of the courses. Because of it, I´ve have not been classified to received government grants such as PROUNI and not even have the possibility to apply to get into affirmative acts programs such as the Cotas for the Public Universities where I´m in the waiting list for reclassification. On the other hand, my dream almost became real when I passed the Vestibular for PUC- RIO in the first call and got 25% scholarship at UVA. Unfortunately, I could not get in college for psychology because I did not have the financial means to do it because I did not have the money to pay for the entering fee, monthly tuition, book, transportation. For PUC- Rio transportation won´t be a problem because I live near.

Because I passed in front of it every day on my way back home I was very motived to It was to study very hard and pass the Vestibular at PUC-Rio, it was a reminder to me of my great dream and never forget my goals.

My mother is retired due to incapacity of working and my father is unemployed and waiting for an answer from INSS, Social Security, to retire for time of contribution more than 35 years. Because of it, I´ve just started working part time to try to get funds for my future tuition.

Oswald

Oswald

Johannesburg, South Africa

My name is Oswald Van Der Nest. I reside in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg, South Africa. I attended Eldorado Park Secondary School. I am the third eldest of 10 children; my grandmother raised three of us, as my mom and dad did not have the means to raise 10 children on their own. I hardly know my mom and dad, but this made me even more determined to finish my high school and become the first ever grandchild and child of my parents to go to University and finish strong. I matriculated high school in December 2014.

In the next ten years I see myself as a lawyer and owning a business. The reason why I aspire to become a lawyer is to defend people’s rights and to ensure that justice is served without violence. I believe that violence is an act of weakness. I would like to achieve my goal so that I could help my grandmother who helped me a lot, by motivating and emotionally and financially. Being the first one of her grandchildren to matriculate, I believe that it is very important to make a difference in the lives of my family and those who look up to me and show people that something good can come out of Eldorado Park.

Bianca

Bianca

Cape Town, South Africa

Bianca Plum is 17-year-old young learner with a heart of gold. In June 2013, she was diagnosed with ITP, a blood disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding due to unusually low levels of platelets. As a result, she had to stop playing netball and takes medication regularly. But this condition has not deterred her from pursuing her dreams. She is a talented singer, tutors and mentors other learners within her community and is in the debating society at school. Her condition has inspired her to become a doctor who specializes in Hematology to help other people diagnosed with blood disorders. Her favorite subjects are physical science, life science and history.

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