This International Students’ Day, Higherlife joins the world in honouring students of the world who are working tirelessly every day achieve their career goals and make a difference. For 25years, Higherlife has been supporting African students to fulfil their God-given potential by extending learning opportunities to academically talented students, therefore investing in the future leadership of Zimbabwe and the continent, developing doctors, lawyers, civil servants and other professionals who are highly skilled with the right values.
Since 1996, the Foundation has sent over 350,000 students to school and impacted hundreds of thousands more through its various programming activities such as mentorship and leadership development. “Our work extends access to education opportunities to disadvantaged children and enhances learning for academically talented students from ECD to PhD level through scholarships, mentorship, access to digital learning platforms,” said Higherlife Foundation CEO, Dr Kennedy Mubaiwa.
“For us, education is as an effective tool to catalyse the transformation of individuals to achieve their God-given purpose,” he added.
Many of our students leave their families, to travel far and wide to learn at institutions such as Spelman College and Morehouse College becoming international or foreign students and there is no denying that they face several challenges. These include homesickness, cultural differences, and language barriers to name a few. Their tenacity and ability to overcome these challenges in pursuit of a better life, helping their loved ones and communities is one we respect and celebrate this International Students’ Day.
Happy International Students’ Day to all our students around the world! You are the future, the people and the minds that are going to take our Zimbabwe and continent forward.