29 USAP Students Begin Studies with over $6 million in Scholarships


Twenty nine USAP Zimbabwe students chosen from an applicant pool of over 700 have collectively earned over $7,728,212 in scholarships and financial assistance to study in seven countries internationally this month.   Harkening from geographically diverse regions of Zimbabwe, the 29 are pursuing a wide variety of fields of studies at universities in Costa Rica, Ghana, … Continue reading 29 USAP Students Begin Studies with over $6 million in Scholarships

USAP Community School Gets Half A Million Matching Pledge


As we continue to fundraise to build the USAP Community School, brick by brick, board by board, we have exciting news.  An extremely generous donor, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has pledged a $500,000 grant to match dollar for dollar every donation we get between now through the end of June. We have launched … Continue reading USAP Community School Gets Half A Million Matching Pledge

USAP Perspective: More Than Just Crossing Borders


Finding out that I had gotten accepted into Carleton College was one of the best feelings I have experienced. At the time all I thought about was how this was a great opportunity, all the other opportunities that would come with it and the new experiences. Honestly, I also had certain expectations of how the … Continue reading USAP Perspective: More Than Just Crossing Borders

Zim D1 Athletes Finish Indoor Season with a Bang


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

USAPer Anesu Masakura Elected Carleton Student Body President


USAP alumnus Anesu Masakura has been elected as the Student Body President of Carleton College in Minnesota.  Anesu, majoring in Economics with a minor in Public Policy, ran a dynamic campaign under the slogan #makeCarletonhome.  Having been an active part of student government throughout his four years at college, Anesu felt running for CSA President … Continue reading USAPer Anesu Masakura Elected Carleton Student Body President

Student Athlete Spotlight: Lorna Doorman


Recently, a Zimbabwean student-athlete made headlines both at her university and in Zimbabwe for her accomplishments in her sport. Lorna Doorman, a Junior at Mars Hill University is a swimmer who has with hard work and consistency excelled both in the classroom and in the pool. Last year alone, Lorna’s relay team set a college … Continue reading Student Athlete Spotlight: Lorna Doorman

USAP Perspective: Check-In – Fall 2018


My name is Nokukhanya Victoria Ncube, twenty-three letters which play a huge role in my perception of my identity. I don’t mind if you call me by my full name; in fact, I love it because I think it sounds powerful. I might even use my full name if I’m having a particularly good day, … Continue reading USAP Perspective: Check-In – Fall 2018

Giving Tuesday: Let’s Build It Together!


Giving is a universal human value! This Thanksgiving Season and #GivingTuesday join the global movement by donating towards our USAP Community School campaign.  We are building a residential 11th and 12th grade (A Level) school that educates high-achieving, low-income Zimbabwean students to excel at the world’s top universities and return home to build society. Tomorrow, … Continue reading Giving Tuesday: Let’s Build It Together!

Imagine the USAP Community School


Imagine a school . . . that seeks out the brightest students in underserved communities in Zimbabwe where the future of most children is left to chance, that teaches through a rigorous holistic education centered on critical thinking when many schools are excelling at rote learning of outdated content, and prepares leaders of tomorrow with values of … Continue reading Imagine the USAP Community School