USAP Alum Spotlight: Tafadzwa Muguwe on track to run marathons in all 50 U.S. States

“I live in Boston and dreamed of running in the Boston Marathon. I failed to qualify the first time I tried, but the preparation and race experience was so intense that I needed to recalibrate. I had discovered that I do actually love running, so I thought why not do this and see the country … Continue reading USAP Alum Spotlight: Tafadzwa Muguwe on track to run marathons in all 50 U.S. States

Schmidt Futures and Rhodes Trust Announce First Cohort of “Rise” Global Winners, in Partnership with Education Matters.

Schmidt Futures, in partnership with The Rhodes Trust, announced the inaugural cohort of 100 Global Winners for Rise, a global initiative that finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others. Rise is the anchor program of a broader $1 billion philanthropic commitment from Eric and Wendy … Continue reading Schmidt Futures and Rhodes Trust Announce First Cohort of “Rise” Global Winners, in Partnership with Education Matters.

USAP Alum Spotlight: Gladys Saruchera: Biomedical Engineer based in the US, supporting STEM learning in Zimbabwe

Gladys Saruchera, a USAP alum currently based in the US, has been recognized in Zimbabwean and US publications for her commitment to equality, education, and empowerment through her work in Biomedical Engineering. Gladys earned a degree in chemical engineering degree at the University of Massachusetts, and proceeded to work in the medical devices industry. During … Continue reading USAP Alum Spotlight: Gladys Saruchera: Biomedical Engineer based in the US, supporting STEM learning in Zimbabwe

Second Annual USAP Run/Walk/Cycle success!

The Second Annual USAP Run/Walk/Cycle culminated in an eventful celebration of USAP this Sunday, with alumni, current students, and USAP Community members participating in the event from all over the world. The USAP Run/Walk/Cycle is an opportunity for members of the USAP Community to participate in various activities to raise funds for USAP Community School … Continue reading Second Annual USAP Run/Walk/Cycle success!

USAP Alum “Bedding Fairy” for incoming US university freshmen

For the last few years, an anonymous USAP alum in the USA has gifted bedding to freshman as they arrive on campus to help ease their transition to campus life. In the last month, many of our interns and program alumni have headed off to start their freshman year at various universities across the US, … Continue reading USAP Alum “Bedding Fairy” for incoming US university freshmen

USAP Alum Spotlight: Tatenda Shopera: From USAP to Senior Scientist at Pfizer.

Dr. Tatenda (USAP ’08) is a senior scientist at Pfizer who worked as part of the team that developed the COVID19 vaccine. As part of the Upstream Process Development group whose main objective is to develop state-of-the-art manufacturing processes for biotherapeutics ranging from antibodies to vaccines, Tatenda was directly involved in the development of the … Continue reading USAP Alum Spotlight: Tatenda Shopera: From USAP to Senior Scientist at Pfizer.

USAP Community School Class of 2023 Application Now Open!

The USAP Community School will now be accepting applications for the Class of 2023, which will be the schools third class. 45 students will receive placements to start in January 2022. About the USAP Community School The USAP Community School is an A-level residential school fortalented but economically disadvantaged students from across Zimbabwe. The school … Continue reading USAP Community School Class of 2023 Application Now Open!

USAP Community School Refugee Week Challenge 2021

The USAP Community School is a residential 11th and 12th grade (A Level) school in Zimbabwe that educates high-achieving, low-income students to excel at the world’s top universities with the aim of building society. In 2021, we have a total of 7 students (10% of our students) from Tongogara Refugee Camp. This year we are … Continue reading USAP Community School Refugee Week Challenge 2021

USAP Alum Finalist for Bates College Bobcat Ventures Pitch Competition

On May 1st, USAP Alumna Nicole Kumbula, pitched her social business venture “Ukama Igasva” for the Bates College Bobcat Ventures Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition Final. The pitch had an opportunity to win up to $15,000 to fund any entrepreneurial project. “Ukama igasva, unozadziswa nekudya” can be translated to “Relationships are not complete until they are solidified … Continue reading USAP Alum Finalist for Bates College Bobcat Ventures Pitch Competition

USAP Uganda (’18) Alumni Reflect and Share Life Hacks for Remote/Online Studying

LIFE-HACKS ABOUT REMOTE /ONLINE STUDYING TO SOMEONE STARTING IT THIS YEAR. Would you rather die of this contagious deadly COVID-19 because of attending school or stay at home and acquire online learning? “Things do not change, we change” Henry David. Now that we are in this dilemma of the pandemic that does not allow us … Continue reading USAP Uganda (’18) Alumni Reflect and Share Life Hacks for Remote/Online Studying