Strategic Partnerships


As we scale our work, Strategic Partnerships have taken center stage. Through collaborative relationships with like-minded organisations we plan to expand the foundations reach and achieve greater impact.

The African Philanthropy Forum

The African Philanthropy Forum seeks to build and expand a learning community of Africa’s strategic philanthropists and social investors committed to inclusive and sustainable economic development throughout the continent. Higherlife Foundation through Co-Founder and Co-Chair Tsitsi Masiyiwa is an official member of the African Philanthropy Forum as well as the Global Philanthropic Forum.

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The END Fund

The END Fund is a leader in the global health movement to tackle NTDs, working collaboratively with committed partners, including global health organizations and those who suffer from the diseases themselves. EndFund seeks to combat 5 common neglected tropical diseases that burden sub-Saharan Africa. These are intestinal worms, bilharzia, elephantiasis, trachoma and river blindness. Higherlife Foundation has partnered with End Fund in recent Mass Drug Distribution initiatives across Africa.

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PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, that saves lives and improves health, especially among women and children by mobilizing partners around the world. PATH shares strategic insights, views and opinions with Higherlife Foundation’s through the foundations Co-Chair, Tsitsi Masiyiwa who sits on the board of PATH.

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Yale University

Yale University is an American Private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in Saybrook Colony as the Collegiate School, the University is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. In 2015 Higherlife Foundation signed a $1.6 million (US) memorandum which will take 900 African students to top US University over a three-year period through the Yale Young African Scholars programme (YYAS).

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Liquid Telecom

Liquid Telecom is the leading data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central & southern Africa that supplies fiber optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs & businesses. Liquid Telecom supports Higherlife Foundation with Internet Connectivity and bandwidth for the foundations 37 learning hubs in Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Burundi, 10 offices.

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Econet Wireless Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is Zimbabwe’s largest provider of telecommunications services, providing solutions in mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions. Econet Wireless is Higherlife Foundations Anchor partner which supports Higherlife Foundation with key funding as well as technical and and professional support.

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Imbuto Foundation

Imbuto Foundation founded by H.E. Mrs. Jeannette Kagame, First Lady of the Republic of Rwanda, supports the development of a healthy, educated, and prosperous society. The focus is on the provision of knowledge and skills to the youth in a variety of fields, including health, education, mentorship, and self-development.

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Waterford Kamhlaba

Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa (WK UWCSA) is one of Africa’s first multiracial schools. It was founded in 1963 in Mbabane, Swaziland with just 16 students. Today the school has over 600 students representing more than 50 nationalities, taught by staff from 18 countries.. Waterford Kamhlaba provides opportunities for academic achievement, personal growth, and leadership development for youth across Africa and the world.

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World Vision Zimbabwe

Higherlife Foundation and World Vision International – Zimbabwe have partnered to provide access to quality education and mentorship for 200 vulnerable children in Nkayi District in the Matabeleland North province of Zimbabwe.

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Education Matters

Education Matters matches talent with opportunity. We believe that youth hold the keys to the future, and we are here to help motivated students realize their dreams through education.

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The HALI Access Network

The HALI Access Network is an association of organizations in Africa that work with high-achieving, low-income (HALI) students to access higher education opportunities.

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