Education

GROWING TREE: An integrated approach to early years learning

Higherlife Foundation today has released a special white paper report for early years education entitled “The Growing Tree: An integrated approach to early years learning”, describing the effectiveness of the Growing Tree foundational phase learning program in improving the learning outcomes of foundational phase learners in a crisis period. The in-depth research is critical in ...
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Higherlife Foundation Education Pillar Hosts Preparing Safe Schools Webinar

In preparation for the safe opening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) developed standard operating procedures for schools to limit the exposure of learners to COVID-19; and reduce the chances of COVID-19 transmission amongst learners, teachers, and school communities. To educate teachers and guardians on these SOPs, ...
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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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STAR Leadership Academy holds inaugural graduation ceremony

On Saturday 14 December, the STAR Leadership Academy held its inaugural graduation ceremony at its newly built campus in Shawasha Hills, Harare. The graduation ceremony saw 78 students graduate from the Academy after going through a full-year premier leadership programme that immersed them in a world-class leadership curriculum. During the event, individual students were also ...
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Higherlife Foundation partners with the Ministry and British Council to enhance school leadership in Zimbabwe

In recent years there has been an increased recognition that school leadership influences pupils’ learning and achievements, whether directly or indirectly, by supporting teacher development[Leithwood et al.,2008]  This, in turn, has resulted in the growing support of improving school leadership capabilities in today’s world. In Zimbabwe, a gap in school leadership, together with a new ...
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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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