My name is Nokukhanya Victoria Ncube, twenty-three letters which play a huge role in my perception of my identity. I don’t mind if you call me by my full name; in fact, I love it because I think it sounds powerful. I might even use my full name if I’m having a particularly good day, … Continue reading USAP Perspective: Check-In – Fall 2019
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 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through a rigorous holistic education centered on critical thinking when many schools are excelling at rote learning of outdated content, and prepares leaders of tomorrow with values of … Continue reading Imagine the USAP Community School
Four USAP alum and one spouse of an alum ran in the Philadelphia Marathon this past weekend to raise funds to cover the admission and enrollment costs for students in the current USAP cohort. #USAPruns raised $3744 in donations to cover SAT registration fees, immunizations, visa fees and air tickets for high-achieving, low-income students from … Continue reading #USAPRuns
Every so often, we come across a student-athlete from Zimbabwe, who has made the transition to college in the U.S., and not only assimilates, but excels. One student who is continually on our radar since he made his college debut playing for University of Virginia, D1 men’s soccer team is Cabrel Happi. Only one season … Continue reading Student Athlete Spotlight: Cabrel Happi
Given the current challenges in Zimbabwe, we decided this is a perfect time to reprint the speech which Farayi Mangwende gave as Guest of Honor at the ZCC Graduation in July this year. The house is burning – are you running from the fire or going to fetch water to help put it out? Excerpt … Continue reading Putting Out The Fire – ZCC Inspiration
The Zimbabwe Career Connect Program application is live on our website! Applications are open to Zimbabwean undergraduate students studying at US and Canadian universities, Ashesi, ALU and University of Edinburgh. The ZCC program which started in 2015, matches students studying abroad with prominent and successful companies and organizations in Zimbabwe for a period … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect 2019 Application is Open!
On the 3rd of August 2018, educators from different countries arrived in Kigali, Rwanda for the YYAS 2018 Educators’ Conference. These educators were mainly High School Career Counselors or School Administrators from schools in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The educators stayed at Palast Rock Hotel in Nyamata and they were … Continue reading YYAS Educators Conference: We Are Educators!
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
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