Six Zimbabwean track and field student athletes have started university on sports scholarships in the United States this month. The six all have represented Zimbabwe internationally in competition with five studying on full athletic scholarships at NCAA Division 1 universities and the sixth at an NAIA school. Five of the six attended a half day … Continue reading Six Student Athletes Start on Track Scholarships in the U.S.
USAP alumnus Terrens Muradzikwa was honored today (25 November 2017) to be awarded the sole Rhodes Scholarship in Zimbabwe this year to study at Oxford University starting in 2018. Terrens, currently a final year Economics student at Harvard College in Massachusetts, hails from Mutare. He attended Marist Nyanga High School when he was recruited into … Continue reading USAP Alum Terrens Muradzikwa Awarded Rhodes Scholarship
Four students in the current USAP cohort proudly took the stage on Friday, September 22 at Bindura University of Science Education’s national Mathematics and Science Olympiad. USAPer Munashe Mhlanga, from John Tallach High School in Matabeleland North Province, won the overall Gold Medal for the Mathematics Olympiad, and was awarded a laptop and $250. Evans … Continue reading USAP Students Win Big at Math/Science Olympiad
When USAP students arrived on college campuses across America in August, they were pleasantly surprised to find a post office slip alerting them they had a package awaiting them. That package contained a beautiful set of bedding for each of their new dorm rooms. A USAP alumna, who prefers to remain anonymous, came up with … Continue reading Paying It Forward: USAP Students Sleep Well
“How do you like Zimbabwe so far?” asked Lincoln Mtemeri, a rising junior at Arizona State University, when I arrived at Education Matters offices in Harare before we headed to Chengeta Lodge where the 2017 USAP Forum was held. In my disoriented state, following a 16-hour bus ride from Blantyre to Harare, I fumbled for … Continue reading USAP Forum 2017: Reflection from “The Malawian”
When I left for college almost a year ago, it never crossed my mind how I would feel when I returned. All I was doing was looking forward, anticipating my new life at Earlham College. Returning home was something I had never prepared myself for, and it has been an overwhelming experience altogether. To me, … Continue reading The Art of Coming Home
July 20 was the last session of the two month Level Up College Counselors’ Course that Education Matters held this term for counselors from local schools to learn about the processes of assisting students to apply to colleges and universities in the United States. Below are the reflections of one of the participants, Ms. Elysium … Continue reading Level Up: Taking College Counselors To The Next Level
Studying abroad as an international student comes with the challenge of always having to answer why you want to return to your country and intern there or work there. It is even harder to justify coming home over university holidays because summer time in Toronto is winter in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship program … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect: Experiencing Life at Mpilo Hospital
St George’s College student Chengetayi Mapaya, exceeded all expectations this weekend, with a massive 16.01 metre triple jump to win gold at the Southern Region Senior Track and Field Championships held at the National Sports Stadium. Mapaya’s 16+ metre jump landed him gold, defeating a Namibian jumper who landed silver after a jump of 15.98. … Continue reading Chengetayi Mapaya Jumps 16.01 For Zimbabwean Triple Jump Gold
The applications for the 2017 USAP Program are out! We are looking for determined, bright, low-income students who have just started their U6 final year of high school and will be writing A levels in 2017. This new cohort of USAP students will begin the program during their April holidays, and work with the Education … Continue reading USAP 2017 Applications Are Out!