U.K Prime Minister, Theresa May, Awards Outstanding Zimbabwean Philanthropists

The Prime Minister has today, 13th June, recognised Tsitsi and Strive Masiyiwa, from Zimbabwe, for their exceptional voluntary service providing education to underprivileged children. Tsitsi and Strive founded ‘Higherlife Foundation’ in 1996, a non-profit organisation that is investing in Africa’s future by empowering vulnerable children through education and creating opportunities for highly talented young people.…

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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.…

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…

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…

The 2018 Joshua Nkomo Scholarship applications are now Open!

Higherlife Foundation is offering Joshua Nkomo Scholarships for students referred to as “Joshualites”. The scholarships are available to Zimbabwean citizens under the age of 21 at the time of applying. A’ Level scholarships are for candidates starting Lower 6. University scholarships are for candidates entering 1st year undergraduate studies. Both these opportunities apply to students…