How We Work

We use education for social impact through improving the quality of education, providing lifelong development and providing access to education.

Quality of Education

Higherlife Foundation actively leverages technology to improve the quality of education for the children it supports. Through our learning hubs and interactive, digital online learning platform called Ruzivo Digital Learning we extend our reach to disadvantaged communities and lower the costs of quality education to the most vulnerable.

Our learning hubs provide online access to learning resources that serve the digital needs of entire communities while Ruzivo Digital Learning helps Zimbabwean students reach their full academic potential through access to ministry-approved content based on the country’s curriculum.

Lifelong Development

Higherlife Foundation provides educational and psycho-social support to facilitate the continuous personal and professional development of the children we support through the lifelong development programme. The programme includes leadership training and mentorship through internships, community involvement and lifelong engagement through an active alumni network. Our online mentorship program called Young and Dynamic, ensures the holistic development of the African child to ensure they proactively seek new possibilities to transform their communities and make a difference.

Please note sessions run every Saturday:

Y&D Junior (5- 15 years): Saturday 2.00pm – 3.00pm CAT

Y&D Senior (16 upwards): Saturday 3.45pm – 5.15pm CAT

Access To Education

We provide access to education through the Capernaum Scholarship & Joshua Nkomo Scholarship and university preparation support through programmes like the Yale Young African Scholars programme (YYAS).

The Capernaum Scholarship

The Capernaum scholarship is targeted at orphaned and vulnerable children in primary and secondary school. It includes fees and tuition and has been running for the past 20 years. Our biggest programmes are currently running in Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Burundi.

Joshua Nkomo Scholarship (JNS)

This is a merit-based scholarship programme that focuses on identifying young talent through a rigorous selection process and creating the opportunity for them to get the best and most relevant education at world-class local & overseas tertiary learning institutions.

Yale Young African Scholars program (YYAS)

Entering its 5th year, the YYAS Program is a free program that selects over 100 students from across Africa to embark on a transformational intellectual experience that challenges who they are and their view of the world around them.