Education Matters


Education Matters


Education Matters matches talent with opportunity. An educational non-profit organization based in Zimbabwe, we believe that youth hold the keys to the future. We are here to help motivated students realize their dreams through education.

The Impact:


With Higherlife Foundation's investment and support, Education Matters was able to launch at the start of 2016 enabling talented youth across Zimbabwe to access educational opportunities in the United States of America (USA), regardless of their economic background.

Education Matters currently runs four main programs:

Our flagship program, USAP (United States Student Achievers Program), identifies high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated leadership potential and an ethos of giving. We work with these students to apply to top colleges and universities in the United States and elsewhere.

Education Matters″ Student Athlete Cohort works with exceptional high school nationally-ranked student athletes to apply for sports scholarships at colleges and universities in the United States. We are not agents, and value the balance between academics and athletics, seeking the best match for each student.

Zimbabwe Career Connect is an experiential learning program that matches Zimbabwean students studying in the United States with organizations and companies in Zimbabwe for a two month internship during their June-July holidays.

Education Matters is the local partner for the Yale Young African Scholars Program in Southern Africa. We mentor the Zimbabwean students involved in the program and offer workshops on the US admissions process to local educators.

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Mrs Masiyiwa advocacy and the resultant support from Higher Life Foundation allowed Education Matters to launch at the start of 2016. We are grateful to Mrs. Masiyiwa for taking a personal interest in supporting the work that Education Matters and sharing our core values of enabling talented youth to access educational opportunities, regardless of their economic background.

Rebecca Zeigler Mano
Founder, Education Matters


Tsitsi Masiyiwa’s work has been featured in a number of international blogs and publications.

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