Reflections: The Spark

Every high school student applying to selective U.S. universities is seeking that magic formula that will land them a golden ticket – admission with the amount of financial assistance they need to attend.  They seek an elusive elixir of grades, test scores, extracurricular activities, leadership positions and the ultimate captivating and compelling essay.   I can’t count … Continue reading Reflections: The Spark

Last Chance: USAP Applications Due Feb 26, 2016

Education Matters is currently recruiting our next cohort for the United States Student Achievers Program (USAP).  We are looking for the brightest and most determined A level students from all over Zimbabwe’s ten provinces, future leaders who cannot afford to apply to universities overseas but who we know will excel if given the opportunity to do so. … Continue reading Last Chance: USAP Applications Due Feb 26, 2016

Brian Mada Already Making Waves at DePaul

The Student Athlete Cohort at Education Matters works with highly determined students who wish to study at U.S. universities while bringing their sport to a higher level.  Brian Mada, formerly of St Faith’s Mission in Rusape, exemplifies the ethos of the cohort.  Self-coached, he woke daily to take himself to a self-styled jump pit in … Continue reading Brian Mada Already Making Waves at DePaul

Reflections: Education Does Matter

There are multiple true life stories of the power of education to lift a talented young person from poverty and powerlessness to a point of making a major impact on his or her family, community, even nation.  We may watch these stories in movies, read them in books or discover them online. However, once you meet an empowered … Continue reading Reflections: Education Does Matter