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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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Using Information To Empower Future Generations – Part 4 (Rufaro’s Story)

After Rufaro’s conversation with Tari, he is awarded the Joshua Nkomo scholarship and becomes a Higherlife foundation Joshualite. On completing his O-levels he applies to attend the Yale Young African Scholar’s programme and to his excitement, he gets accepted. Rufaro writes to his mother while away attending the YYAS program: Dear Mama, How are you? ...

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How Africa is Preparing for the Future with STEM Education

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Development experts throughout the globe have grasped onto the acronym as shorthand for the education, training and workforce development policies that will yield the greatest dividends for any country, developed or emerging. For example, the United States spends approximately $500 billion on research and development per year, about 70% of ...
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Yale University and Higherlife Foundation Extend Partnership to Mentor African High School Student Leaders

Yale University and the Higherlife Foundation are pleased to announce a commitment to extend the Yale Young African Scholars program (YYAS) for another five years, made possible through the continuing generosity of Zimbabwean-born philanthropists Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa. Building on the success of Yale’s initial three-year partnership with the Higherlife Foundation, this next phase will ...
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