Yearly Archives: 2020

Higherlife Foundation Co-Founder Strive Masiyiwa appointed on to the Netflix Board

Netflix Inc. appointed Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa to its board, adding its first African director as it looks to new markets for future growth. Masiyiwa is the founder and executive chairman of Econet Global, a telecommunications company that operates across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Econet offers phone, broadband and satellite service, and is also a ...
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Higherlife Foundation donates maternal health medical equipment to seven hospitals in Zimbabwe.

Through a generous investment from ELMA Philanthropies, Higherlife Foundation this December commenced the handover of maternal health medical equipment to seven hospitals in Zimbabwe. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the provision of essential maternal and neonatal health services and severely eroded the steady gains that Zimbabwe had made in improving mortality rates. Over the next ...
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Harare, Zimbabwe. November 30, 2020 – Higherlife Foundation and Delta Philanthropies this week host a 5-part virtual webinar series under the theme Catalysing Vision 2050. From 1 – 3 December 2020 the organisations bring together a cosmopolitan array of speakers for conversations on Education, Health, Rural Transformation and Sustainable Livelihoods, Disaster Relief and Preparedness and ...
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Higherlife Foundation Co-Founder speaks at launch of new journal: the International Review of Philanthropy and Social Investment

Higherlife Foundation Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Tsitsi Masiyiwa recently spoke at the webinar launch of the International Review of Philanthropy and Social Investment and she could not have started the event in a better way. She started by stating that in the midst of a global pandemic, there is not much to celebrate, but that ...
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Combating Misinformation and Empowering Communities

“Our common enemy is #COVID19, but our enemy is also an infodemic of misinformation.” António Guterres UN Secretary-General With the abundance of misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an emergence of what is being called the COVID-19-related infodemic – a mixture of facts, rumours and untruths. To help decipher this landscape and provide critical ...
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Mounting “A STAR” Response

For many schools, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a quintessential adaptive and transformative challenge.  There is no preconfigured playbook on how to respond, and there has been a great need to leverage technology and remain nimble. Within a week of the closure of the STAR Leadership Academy following national lockdown measures, an online remote learning ...
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Learning Never Ends

Education is the foundation upon which our work is built. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education systems around the world and is driving a long-overdue revolution in education. With the closure of schools, it was imperative that we provide solutions to ensure that learning continues for the many learners in the country. Through the online ...
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Investing in the Fight against COVID-19

Delta Philanthropies’ (Delta) response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been marked by innovation, agility and resilience. Through its implementation partner, Higherlife Foundation (Higherlife), Delta has been doing its part to curtail the spread of the disease and the social and economic impact on the most vulnerable communities. Alongside the Econet Group, Delta launched an unprecedented ...
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Higherlife Foundation together with partners the ELMA Philanthropies, bring in 45 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ventilator suites for distribution to Zimbabwe’s public hospitals.

by in News. Posted June 25, 2020
Higherlife Foundation, along with the rest of the Econet Group, is doing its part in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic in the nation of Zimbabwe and the various communities it serves. Through the heartfelt conviction of its Founders Strive Masiyiwa and Tsitsi Masiyiwa, in collaboration with their partners the ELMA Philanthropies, the Foundation secured ...
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