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Empowering Girls: Breaking Barriers, Cultivating Leaders, and Shaping Tomorrow’s World

The global community continues to fall short in empowering and uplifting girls worldwide. Research shows that at the current pace, efforts to eradicate child marriages may take an estimated 300 years before bringing the intended result. However, this period can be shortened significantly if there is decisive action between now and 2030. If we do ...
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The end is in sight for NTDs

Neglected Tropical Diseases might be forgotten, but we must not underestimate their impact. That low-income countries like Zimbabwe lose an average of US$ 37,489 with every NTD-related death. The costing focuses on productive time lost, money spent in treating the NTDs and the cost of unpaid care work which caregivers undertake during the times of ...
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Higherlife Foundation’s divine appointment

“Some of the children we get here will be coming from the street,” Faith Karumbidza says. Even before learning Faith is a former solider, you have a strong sense that she is firm, disciplined and the type of person needed to set teenage boys on the path of redemption.  Karumbidza oversees the Northcot Training Centre ...
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Feeding bodies and minds

It is lunchtime at Simba Education, a preparatory school in Domboshava, a sprouting peri-urban rural settlement about 35 kilometres north of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. Children are standing in a queue near the school’s kitchen, waiting their turn to be served. They are jovial and bubbly, hundreds of conversations and songs are happening at the same ...
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A school with soul

Domboshava was originally known for the granite hills and spectacular formations surrounding it. Now, it is also known as an area with cheaper land, and a cheaper life but close enough to the capital Harare, that you can commute to work. As the population has grown, the infrastructure for what was once an informal town ...
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Study results show progress in NTDs fight

The National Institution of Health Research (NIHR), a research arm of the Ministry of Health and Child Care, has released findings from two surveys expected to inform future NTDs policy in Zimbabwe. The 2021 National Geospatial Mapping for Schistosomiasis (SCH), Soil-Transmitted Helminths and the 2023 Confirmatory Mapping for Lymphatic Filariasis were both funded by the Higherlife ...
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