Last weekend, February 22-24, Zimbabwean track student athletes who worked with Education Matters’ Student Athlete Cohort ran and jumped at the highest collegiate D1 levels, headlining their conference championships all over the United States. Chengetayi “Du” Mapaya, a third semester sophomore at Texas Christian University (TCU) formerly of St George’s College made a massive 16,83 triple jump … Continue reading Zim D1 Athletes Finish Indoor Season with a Bang
Rutendo Chimbaru is a rising Junior at DePaul University where she is majoring in Health Sciences with a concentration in Community and Public Health. Rutendo interned at Plan International Zimbabwe. I never actually intended on applying for the Education Matters Zimbabwe Career Connect program. I opened and closed the application tab a million times-contemplating. Too many unknowns. I … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect: An Intern Perspective
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
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
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.
Calling all budding Student-Athletes in Lower or Upper 6! The EdMatters team has launched another intake for a student-athlete cohort to begin next year. If you or someone you know is a high achieving athlete and a solid academic student please apply on the following link for a chance to be selected for the 2018 … Continue reading Attention Student-Athletes, Application for 2018 Cohort Now Open!
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
As our current cohort of U6 students are applying to begin their studies in the United States in 2017, Education Matters is currently seeking L6 students who will apply for 2018 admission. The Student Athlete Cohort assists highly motivated high school student athletes, who want to continue both their academics and sport at a high level, … Continue reading Calling Talented L6 Student Athletes For 2017 Cohort
Fifteen Zimbabwean student athletes who worked with the Student Athlete Cohort leave for the United States in July and August to start their university studies and pursue their sports at higher levels. The Student Athlete Cohort worked with these students who have reached Provincial and national levels in their various sporting disciplines, and may have also … Continue reading Student Athletes On Way to the US