I remember how exuberant I was during the period I was doing my college applications, in my final high school year. What excited me the most was the thought of getting admitted into an international university in the US. I was then struck by reality when three of the four colleges I applied to rejected … Continue reading Broadening horizons- My gap year experience
Everything has its flaws and the same goes for this program too; the times we had to sleep were the worst. This meant being away from all the intriguing activities this program had lined up for us and the most beautiful people in the world from what I’ve come to believe to also be the … Continue reading Dream and Believe: My YYAS Experience
On the 3rd of August 2018, educators from different countries arrived in Kigali, Rwanda for the YYAS 2018 Educators’ Conference. These educators were mainly High School Career Counselors or School Administrators from schools in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The educators stayed at Palast Rock Hotel in Nyamata and they were … Continue reading YYAS Educators Conference: We Are Educators!
Are you a current Lower Six student considering applying for YYAS 2018? The deadline is only 3 weeks away and the application is here. Read below two YYAS alum experiences from the August 2017 Zimbabwe program. “I look through the window as I sit in the car on my way to Arundel. A lot of things … Continue reading YYAS Uncovered
What is YYAS? I pause a moment and take a thought. To me it has been something more than just a program, its greatness in the making; a life changing experience. 20 August 2016 when I arrived at Arundel Girls High School, for the first YYAS workshop, it was the beginning of ultimate life changing … Continue reading YYAS Mentoring: Grooming World Class Leaders
Arriving at Harare’s Arundel campus this August brought back memories of being on an all girls school campus years ago. And if the campus brought back memories of high school , the atmosphere was quickly transformed by the refreshingly mellow but energetic Rebekah Bell, Education Matters’ YYAS Coordinator who made sure we were all taken … Continue reading YYAS Educators Conference: View From Zambia
When I attended the Yale Young African Scholars Program in Zimbabwe in August 2016, I assumed that at the end of the program, my link with YYAS would end too. It was the shortest week of my life and the goodbyes to new friends from across the Continent were filled with tears and laughter as … Continue reading YYAS Alum Camp: Charting Our Futures
On the 18 August, 100 African students burst enthusiastically on to Arundel School’s campus to be engaged, enlightened, and inspired by the passionate Yale Young African Scholars team; undoubtedly these are some of our best young people: the hope of the continent. On the 20th, a smaller, more unassuming group started to arrive quietly by … Continue reading YYAS Educators: Standing With Our Continent’s Hope
The Yale Young African Scholars program (YYAS) is a seven-day, residential program for African secondary school students currently enrolled in high school on the African continent. YYAS is designed for students who will graduate from secondary school in 2018 are 18 years or younger at the time of the program (L6 in 2017 in Zimbabwe), … Continue reading YYAS Applications Are Open!
Are you a L6 student who is interested in studying in the U.S. but not sure where to really start? Excited by the idea of meeting with talented and motivated students from around Africa? Consider applying for the Yale Young African Scholars Program. Education Matters is proud to be the local partner for the Yale Young … Continue reading L6 Students: Applications for YYAS Due March 31