Putting Out The Fire – ZCC Inspiration


Given the current challenges in Zimbabwe, we decided this is a perfect time to reprint the speech which Farayi Mangwende gave as Guest of Honor at the ZCC Graduation in July this year.  The house is burning – are you running from the fire or going to fetch water to help put it out? Excerpt … Continue reading Putting Out The Fire – ZCC Inspiration

Zimbabwe Career Connect 2019 Application is Open!


The Zimbabwe Career Connect Program application is live on our website! Applications are open to Zimbabwean undergraduate students studying at US and Canadian universities, Ashesi, ALU and University of Edinburgh.      The ZCC program which started in 2015, matches students studying abroad with prominent and successful companies and organizations in Zimbabwe for a period … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect 2019 Application is Open!

YYAS Educators Conference: We Are Educators!


On the 3rd of August 2018, educators from different countries arrived in Kigali, Rwanda for the YYAS 2018 Educators’ Conference. These educators were mainly High School Career Counselors or School Administrators from schools in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The educators stayed at Palast Rock Hotel in Nyamata and they were … Continue reading YYAS Educators Conference: We Are Educators!

Give to EdMatters Through Amazon Smiles


Education Matters is now registered with Amazon Smiles, an easy way for you support our work with no cost for you.  We know that many of our alumni and our friends and supporters all over the world do online shopping through Amazon.  Now when you simply sign up with this link,  you will be choosing Education Matters … Continue reading Give to EdMatters Through Amazon Smiles

Reflections: Focus On That Which Matters


In Zimbabwe the jacarandas are blooming, better known as “exam trees,” marking the start of O, AS and A level exam season by blanketing the streets with their purple blossoms. And so it’s also the advent of application season, with students agonizing over every word of their college applications, trying to find a magical formula for “getting … Continue reading Reflections: Focus On That Which Matters

USAP Perspective – Fitting in New Shoes


The world has developed an addiction to social media. There is a constant need to check the notifications panel, check your likes and be responding to a text every two minutes. My fellow Zimbabwean friends and family are helping out to credit the first two sentences, ever online or updating their status on Whatsapp. Family … Continue reading USAP Perspective – Fitting in New Shoes

Zimbabwe Career Connect: An Intern Perspective


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

USAP Perspective – Welcome to Ghana


Banner Photo Credit: Ashesi University – www.ashesi.edu.gh Stepping out of the plane, I was met by a gush of the warm humid Ghana air. My first reaction was, “I’m not going to survive this heat.” We were met by some of the Ashesi continuing students with enthusiastic hugs and cold bottles of water and they … Continue reading USAP Perspective – Welcome to Ghana

USAP Perspective: Check In – Summer 2018


I auditioned for an acapella group on campus last week (I know, you can gasp out loud). If you’ve lived with me for an extended period of time, you might know that I like to sing, but I would have never dreamt of doing it in front of a group of amazing people sitting behind … Continue reading USAP Perspective: Check In – Summer 2018