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
We are living in the “African Youth Decade” as declared by African leaders at the AU summit 2009. Harnessing the potential of young people’s minds is the fuel needed for the future advancement of Africa. Africa’s youth account for 75% of the continent’s population making them the biggest resource that
There are almost 60m children around the world, who are not attending school. Of these, half are In Africa. The vast majority are girls.
I am pleased to announce that I have joined a group of international donors, who are participating in a $350m Scholarship program, called the Schwarzman Scholars, started by the founder of Blackstone, Mr Stephen Schwarzman. Blackstone is one of the biggest financial organisations in the world. The program aims to
When I was seventeen years old I was traveling between the Zambian city of Lusaka and Kitwe on the Copperbelt, by bus. As we travelled out of the city it became very clear that the country was on high alert as there were military checkpoints everywhere. About 100km into our