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…

Giving hope through Ruzivo Smart Learning

“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible” – Helen Keller In sub-Saharan Africa children are growing up in an era of a plethora of challenges that hamper their education and personal development. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of education exclusion. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6…

A look at Home Schooling in Zimbabwe

In 2014, 7% of the primary school age population in Zimbabwe was out of school! Today only 26% of orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe are going to school. Many of our children’s academic needs are not being fully met due to a student to teacher ratio of 42:1 Echoing the words of great visionary…