Brave Spaces: Opening Plenary at CIS Global Forum 2019


On November 20, 2019 in Bilbao, Spain, Education Matters Director Rebecca Zeigler Mano gave the opening plenary address at the CIS Global Forum.  Below is the full text of her speech titled “Brave Spaces.”   Good morning! It is an incredible frankly daunting honor to speak in front of a room full of amazing colleagues, … Continue reading Brave Spaces: Opening Plenary at CIS Global Forum 2019

100% Matching Funds for USAP Community School


As we come to the end of 2019, we are very grateful for an anonymous donor who this year pledged $500,000 in matching funds to match every donation to the USAP Community School 100%.  We are getting close to finishing off these matching funds and all donations between now and January 1 will still be … Continue reading 100% Matching Funds for USAP Community School

USAP Community School Applications Are Out!


The USAP Community School is accepting applications from qualified O’level students to begin A’level in January 2020. Our two year A’ level only boarding school is in service of the fact that there are many determined and talented, economically-disadvantaged students in Zimbabwe who only lack financial resources and access to information to better their educational … Continue reading USAP Community School Applications Are Out!

19 Students Studying Abroad Graduate from ZCC Internships


Nineteen Zimbabwean students on break between studies at universities in Canada, the United States and Ashesi University in Ghana today (26 July 2019) graduated from the Zimbabwe Career Connect internship program.  Based in Bulawayo and Harare, the students spent the two months of June and July learning and contributing as interns at prominent companies and … Continue reading 19 Students Studying Abroad Graduate from ZCC Internships

29 USAP Students Begin Studies with over $7 million in Scholarships


Twenty nine USAP Zimbabwe students chosen from an applicant pool of over 700 have collectively earned over $7,728,212 in scholarships and financial assistance to study in seven countries internationally this month.   Harkening from geographically diverse regions of Zimbabwe, the 29 are pursuing a wide variety of fields of studies at universities in Costa Rica, Ghana, … Continue reading 29 USAP Students Begin Studies with over $7 million in Scholarships

USAP Community School Gets Half A Million Matching Pledge


As we continue to fundraise to build the USAP Community School, brick by brick, board by board, we have exciting news.  An extremely generous donor, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has pledged a $500,000 grant to match dollar for dollar every donation we get up to that amount. We have launched a campaign to … Continue reading USAP Community School Gets Half A Million Matching Pledge

Zim D1 Athletes Finish Indoor Season with a Bang


Last weekend, February 22-24, Zimbabwean track student athletes who worked with Education Matters’ Student Athlete Cohort ran and jumped at the highest collegiate D1 levels, headlining their conference championships all over the United States. Chengetayi “Du” Mapaya, a third semester sophomore at Texas Christian University (TCU) formerly of St George’s College made a massive 16,83 triple jump … Continue reading Zim D1 Athletes Finish Indoor Season with a Bang

USAPer Anesu Masakura Elected Carleton Student Body President


USAP alumnus Anesu Masakura has been elected as the Student Body President of Carleton College in Minnesota.  Anesu, majoring in Economics with a minor in Public Policy, ran a dynamic campaign under the slogan #makeCarletonhome.  Having been an active part of student government throughout his four years at college, Anesu felt running for CSA President … Continue reading USAPer Anesu Masakura Elected Carleton Student Body President

Giving Tuesday: Let’s Build It Together!


Giving is a universal human value! This Thanksgiving Season and #GivingTuesday join the global movement by donating towards our USAP Community School campaign.  We are building a residential 11th and 12th grade (A Level) school that educates high-achieving, low-income Zimbabwean students to excel at the world’s top universities and return home to build society. Tomorrow, … Continue reading Giving Tuesday: Let’s Build It Together!