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

ZCC Graduates 25 Interns


In the three years it has existed, the Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship Program has managed over time to become an interactive program that focuses on both talk and action, and this has separated it from most internship programs in the country. Reflecting on the just ended third year cycle, ZCC has grown in size and … Continue reading ZCC Graduates 25 Interns

USAP Forum 2017: Reflection from “The Malawian”


“How do you like Zimbabwe so far?” asked Lincoln Mtemeri, a rising junior at Arizona State University, when I arrived at Education Matters offices in Harare before we headed to Chengeta Lodge where the 2017 USAP Forum was held. In my disoriented state, following a 16-hour bus ride from Blantyre to Harare, I fumbled for … Continue reading USAP Forum 2017: Reflection from “The Malawian”

Level Up: Taking College Counselors To The Next Level


July 20 was the last session of the two month Level Up College Counselors’ Course that Education Matters held this term for counselors from local schools to learn about the processes of assisting students to apply to colleges and universities in the United States. Below are the reflections of one of the participants, Ms. Elysium … Continue reading Level Up: Taking College Counselors To The Next Level