We continue from the first part of this blog series debunking misconceptions about student athletes with two more myths: 3) Girls can’t excel in sports; if they do, they won’t succeed. Zimbabwean society clearly prioritizes men’s and boy’s sports over those of women and girls. Now here are some interesting stats courtesy of ShareAmerica: Girls … Continue reading Debunking Myths About Student Athletes – Part 2
So it turns out the more I interact with both students, parents and even teachers around the Sunshine City, the more I learn of the numerous misconceptions there are about sport and what it means to be a student athlete in both high school and college. As someone with over two decades of experience in … Continue reading Debunking Myths About Student Athletes – The +263 Version
A significant transition surely takes long to be fully executed,but the decision to stay captive to the desire for positive change is made in the flicker of a single heartbeat. It only takes that trivial first step from one mind state to another to ignite the whole person to move towards positive change. My coming … Continue reading USAP Perspectives: The Trivial First Step That Shapes The Future
It’s the weekend before our first day of the spring semester. How do I feel? Well, mixed feelings mostly. On one hand, I cannot wait to see my friends and roommates again, to experience that buzz that college has when its students are on campus. On the other hand, and I know it’s selfish of … Continue reading USAP Perspective: Check In – Jan 2018
At the age of 15, I had a dream. A dream to compete at the highest level of collegiate athletics in the land of the free and the brave. I knew what I had to do to make this dream a reality. Hard work and more hard work. Little did I know every single day … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a D1 Student Athlete
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
By Brian Marombedza You will do so much work with so much flexibility. When I arrived at Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants on my first day at work, I was immediately given an assignment: working on a tender that the company was going to bid for in two weeks. This was a high stakes tender involving … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Apply for Zimbabwe Career Connect
The applications for the 2018 USAP Zimbabwe Program are out! We are looking for determined, bright, students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds who have just started their U6 final year of high school and will be writing A levels in 2018. This new cohort of USAP students will begin the program during their April holidays, and work … Continue reading USAP 2018 Applications Are Out!
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.
My host’s living room. It is three days after my first white Christmas. The snow just won’t melt because of the below freezing conditions we have been experiencing for a few days after the snow fell. The sun trickles in through the windows which makes me smile. It is so sunny yet so cold. I … Continue reading USAP Perspective: Check In – December 2017