L6 Students: Applications for YYAS Due March 31

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

Rest In Peace Energy Maburutse

It is with great sadness that we share the news that USAP and Lynn University alumnus Energy Maburutse died on February 24, 2016 at home in Zimbabwe. Energy was home in Honde Valley and developed a bad cough. He was brought to the local clinic where he was then admitted to the hospital where he died, with the brittle … Continue reading Rest In Peace Energy Maburutse

Reflections: The Spark

Every high school student applying to selective U.S. universities is seeking that magic formula that will land them a golden ticket – admission with the amount of financial assistance they need to attend.  They seek an elusive elixir of grades, test scores, extracurricular activities, leadership positions and the ultimate captivating and compelling essay.   I can’t count … Continue reading Reflections: The Spark

Last Chance: USAP Applications Due Feb 26, 2016

Education Matters is currently recruiting our next cohort for the United States Student Achievers Program (USAP).  We are looking for the brightest and most determined A level students from all over Zimbabwe’s ten provinces, future leaders who cannot afford to apply to universities overseas but who we know will excel if given the opportunity to do so. … Continue reading Last Chance: USAP Applications Due Feb 26, 2016

Brian Mada Already Making Waves at DePaul

The Student Athlete Cohort at Education Matters works with highly determined students who wish to study at U.S. universities while bringing their sport to a higher level.  Brian Mada, formerly of St Faith’s Mission in Rusape, exemplifies the ethos of the cohort.  Self-coached, he woke daily to take himself to a self-styled jump pit in … Continue reading Brian Mada Already Making Waves at DePaul

Reflections: Education Does Matter

There are multiple true life stories of the power of education to lift a talented young person from poverty and powerlessness to a point of making a major impact on his or her family, community, even nation.  We may watch these stories in movies, read them in books or discover them online. However, once you meet an empowered … Continue reading Reflections: Education Does Matter