Zim D1 Athletes Finish Indoor Season with a Bang


Last weekend, February 22-24, Zimbabwean track student athletes who worked with Education Matters’ Student Athlete Cohort ran and jumped at the highest collegiate D1 levels, headlining their conference championships all over the United States. Chengetayi “Du” Mapaya, a third semester sophomore at Texas Christian University (TCU) formerly of St George’s College made a massive 16,83 triple jump … Continue reading Zim D1 Athletes Finish Indoor Season with a Bang

USAPer Anesu Masakura Elected Carleton Student Body President


USAP alumnus Anesu Masakura has been elected as the Student Body President of Carleton College in Minnesota.  Anesu, majoring in Economics with a minor in Public Policy, ran a dynamic campaign under the slogan #makeCarletonhome.  Having been an active part of student government throughout his four years at college, Anesu felt running for CSA President … Continue reading USAPer Anesu Masakura Elected Carleton Student Body President

Giving Tuesday: Let’s Build It Together!


Giving is a universal human value! This Thanksgiving Season and #GivingTuesday join the global movement by donating towards our USAP Community School campaign.  We are building a residential 11th and 12th grade (A Level) school that educates high-achieving, low-income Zimbabwean students to excel at the world’s top universities and return home to build society. Tomorrow, … Continue reading Giving Tuesday: Let’s Build It Together!

Imagine the USAP Community School


Imagine a school . . . that seeks out the brightest students in underserved communities in Zimbabwe where the future of most children is left to chance, that teaches through a rigorous holistic education centered on critical thinking when many schools are excelling at rote learning of outdated content, and prepares leaders of tomorrow with values of … Continue reading Imagine the USAP Community School

Give to EdMatters Through Amazon Smiles


Education Matters is now registered with Amazon Smiles, an easy way for you support our work with no cost for you.  We know that many of our alumni and our friends and supporters all over the world do online shopping through Amazon.  Now when you simply sign up with this link,  you will be choosing Education Matters … Continue reading Give to EdMatters Through Amazon Smiles

Reflections: Focus On That Which Matters


In Zimbabwe the jacarandas are blooming, better known as “exam trees,” marking the start of O, AS and A level exam season by blanketing the streets with their purple blossoms. And so it’s also the advent of application season, with students agonizing over every word of their college applications, trying to find a magical formula for “getting … Continue reading Reflections: Focus On That Which Matters

39 USAP Students Start University on $7,72 million in Scholarships


Thirty nine USAP Zimbabwe students who collectively have earned over $7,728,212 in scholarships and financial assistance, are starting their studies at 29 different colleges and universities this month.   Statistically representing the most successful USAP admission season to date, the 39 are pursuing a wide variety of fields of studies at universities in Canada, Ghana, Mauritius, … Continue reading 39 USAP Students Start University on $7,72 million in Scholarships

USAP 2018 Applications Are Out!


The applications for the 2018 USAP Zimbabwe Program are out!  We are looking for determined, bright, students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds who have just started their U6 final year of high school and will be writing A levels in 2018.  This new cohort of USAP students will begin the program during their April holidays, and work … Continue reading USAP 2018 Applications Are Out!

Six Student Athletes Start on Track Scholarships in the U.S.


Six Zimbabwean track and field student athletes have started university on sports scholarships in the United States this month.  The six all have represented Zimbabwe internationally in competition with five studying on full athletic scholarships at NCAA Division 1 universities and the sixth at an NAIA school. Five of the six attended a half day … Continue reading Six Student Athletes Start on Track Scholarships in the U.S.