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YYAS Concludes 2019 Program in Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe

The *Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Program recently completed its 2019 academic program for Africa’s talented secondary school students. A highly intensive educational and enrichment program of the Yale Africa Initiative, YYAS seeks to empower African secondary school students who plan to pursue tertiary education and wish to make a meaningful impact as young leaders ...
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Higherlife Foundation Co-Chair, Tsitsi Masiyiwa, awarded Champions for Change Award for Leadership

by in Blog, News. Posted March 6, 2019
On the 5th of March 2019, Higherlife Foundation Co-Chair Tsitsi Masiyiwa was honoured by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)* with the prestigious Champions for Change Award for Leadership in London. Now in its 13th year, the Champions for Change Award celebrates leaders and visionaries who demonstrate remarkable leadership in promoting the rights ...
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Keep your head up high

Life is a storm, you will bask in the sunlight one moment and be shattered on the rocks the next day. What is important is what you do when that storm calms…   As I think about the last year, I cannot help but see God’s grace upon Higherlife Foundation. As an organisation, we weathered ...
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Africa's Big Philanthropy: Home-Grown

Africa’s Big Philanthropy: Home-Grown

by in Blog. Posted November 2, 2018
The last two decades in Africa have seen a rise in Home-grown philanthropy particularly aimed at addressing specific issues and creating impact at a more structural level. ‘The growth of Home-grown philanthropy in Africa has its roots in a number of phenomena, one of them being the 2008 financial crisis which resulted in long-standing foreign ...
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Tsitsi Masiyiwa

Tsitsi Masiyiwa’s fireside chat at Carnegie Mellon University Africa

Recently, Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) hosted Mrs. Tstisi Masiyiwa, Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the Higherlife Foundation, as part of CMU-Africa’s ongoing Distinguished Lecture Series. The series is a long-standing tradition, that brings in industry leaders from across the globe to speak on a variety of topics from cybersecurity to artificial intelligence to space exploration. ...

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