When I broke the news of my acceptance to Pomona College to my grandmother, Gogo, she danced like I have never seen. I mean Gogo likes listening to The Soul Brothers, and I have seen her move to their tunes, but this was like nothing I had ever seen before. It seemed like it was she who had been … Continue reading The Day Gogo Danced
The Yale Young African Scholars program (YYAS) is a seven-day, residential program for African secondary school students currently enrolled in high school on the African continent. YYAS is designed for students who will graduate from secondary school in 2018 are 18 years or younger at the time of the program (L6 in 2017 in Zimbabwe), … Continue reading YYAS Applications Are Open!
Are you a Zimbabwean student currently at a university in the United States or Canada? Are you thinking through your options of how you want to spend your summer, June-July 2017? Have you ever had intensive professional experience in Zimbabwe? This is your chance! The Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship Program matches Zimbabwean students who are … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect 2017 Application Is Open!
The USAP family is celebrating another amazing success as USAP alumni Ngoni Mugwisi and Lilian Dube have won this year’s two Zimbabwean Rhodes Scholarships. Ngoni, who studied O levels at Mkoba High and A levels at Thornhill High in Gweru, is currently a final year student at Arizona State University, where he is part of the … Continue reading Two USAP Alum Win Rhodes Scholarships
Education Matters has launched a USAP Access Fund on Global Giving US and Global Giving UK online giving platforms. We are part of #GivingTuesday on 29 November and are aiming to reach our goal of a $20,000 fund in donations on that day. There are numerous hidden costs when applying and enrolling an international universities, costs which can be … Continue reading Join Us – Donate on #GivingTuesday
As our current cohort of U6 students are applying to begin their studies in the United States in 2017, Education Matters is currently seeking L6 students who will apply for 2018 admission. The Student Athlete Cohort assists highly motivated high school student athletes, who want to continue both their academics and sport at a high level, … Continue reading Calling Talented L6 Student Athletes For 2017 Cohort
The annual USAP Forum was held under the theme “Building the USAP Network, Empowering Communities” July 15-17 at Smith and Amherst Colleges. The conference aimed to foster strong connections within USAP and to expand the network to benefit our communities. We envisioned that at the end of the forum, USAP would be leveraged into a more robust … Continue reading Building The Network: USAP Forum 2016 Report
As a rising sophomore from Zimbabwe at Bates College, a small, liberal arts American college, currently majoring in Women and Gender Studies, I began my internship with a burning question: “Is there a women’s movement in Zimbabwe?” Furthermore, what shape and form does it take in the current crumbling, patriarchal, and economically-depressed context? My Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship with the Women’s Coalition … Continue reading An Intern’s Perspective: Women’s Movement in Zimbabwe?
I got to Junior year in college with very high morale. Classes were going great. I had made a lot of friends; it really helped that Amherst is a small liberal arts college with one dining hall. Everything did look pretty put together, but something was off. The feelings of guilt and general unease about the situation … Continue reading A Letter To You, Zimbabwean College Student in the USA…
Fifteen Zimbabwean student athletes who worked with the Student Athlete Cohort leave for the United States in July and August to start their university studies and pursue their sports at higher levels. The Student Athlete Cohort worked with these students who have reached Provincial and national levels in their various sporting disciplines, and may have also … Continue reading Student Athletes On Way to the US