USAP Perspectives: Four Weeks In


I am a TV shows person. I like crime dramas, medical dramas, South African soapies, paranormal dramas, comedy… you name it! I am not saying I am an expert in everything related to TV shows, but I can hold together conversations on what is happening across different dramas and series. So, if I told you … Continue reading USAP Perspectives: Four Weeks In

How Time Flies: An Unforgettable 8 Weeks


I remember….waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting to hear where I had been placed with Zimbabwe Careers Connect. They assured me that they were doing their very best to secure a good internship for me, but that didn’t help ease the anxiety.  I wanted to know where I would work. Eventually they told I had been … Continue reading How Time Flies: An Unforgettable 8 Weeks

YYAS Mentoring: Grooming World Class Leaders


What is YYAS? I pause a moment and take a thought. To me it has been something more than just a program, its greatness in the making; a life changing experience. 20 August 2016 when I arrived at Arundel Girls High School, for the first YYAS workshop, it was the beginning of ultimate life changing … Continue reading YYAS Mentoring: Grooming World Class Leaders

YYAS Educators Conference: View From Zambia


Arriving at Harare’s Arundel campus this August brought back memories of being on an all girls school campus years ago. And if the campus brought back memories of high school , the atmosphere was quickly transformed by the refreshingly mellow but energetic Rebekah Bell, Education Matters’ YYAS Coordinator who made sure we were all taken … Continue reading YYAS Educators Conference: View From Zambia

YYAS Educators: Standing With Our Continent’s Hope


On the 18 August, 100 African students burst enthusiastically on to Arundel School’s campus to be engaged, enlightened, and inspired by the passionate Yale Young African Scholars team; undoubtedly these are some of our best young people: the hope of the continent. On the 20th, a smaller, more unassuming group started to arrive quietly by … Continue reading YYAS Educators: Standing With Our Continent’s Hope

USAP Students Win Big at Math/Science Olympiad


Four students in the current USAP cohort proudly took the stage on Friday, September 22 at Bindura University of Science Education’s national Mathematics and Science Olympiad. USAPer Munashe Mhlanga, from John Tallach High School in Matabeleland North Province, won the overall Gold Medal for the Mathematics Olympiad, and was awarded a laptop and $250. Evans … Continue reading USAP Students Win Big at Math/Science Olympiad

Paying It Forward: USAP Students Sleep Well


When USAP students arrived on college campuses across America in August, they were pleasantly surprised to find a post office slip alerting them they had a package awaiting them.  That package contained a beautiful set of bedding for each of their new dorm rooms. A USAP alumna, who prefers to remain anonymous, came up with … Continue reading Paying It Forward: USAP Students Sleep Well