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

Student Athlete Spotlight: Cabrel Happi


Every so often, we come across a student-athlete from Zimbabwe, who has made the transition to college in the U.S., and not only assimilates, but excels. One student who is continually on our radar since he made his college debut playing for University of Virginia, D1 men’s soccer team is Cabrel Happi. Only one season … Continue reading Student Athlete Spotlight: Cabrel Happi

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