Apr 26, 2021

Glad to be back on campus for Term 1

Greetings from USAP Community School!

We are writing as we complete our first month back physically at our campus in Goromonzi!  Schools resumed in March 2021 for the first term as the government relaxed lockdown restrictions in Zimbabwe.  We welcomed all of the students back on campus and everyone has settled in comfortably. 

The three students from the camp who are part of our initial USAP Community School class move into their second and last A level year. There are joined by four more refugee students in the second class. This brings our total to 7 students from our population of 70 overall, or 10% of our student body coming from the Tongogara Refugee Camp.

The TWEENS (Together We Educationally Empower Non-priviledged Students), the initiave started by our students at Tongogara Refugee Camp became even more useful as students in the camp were not going to school and depended on the tutoring provided by our students and peers.  The initiative continues to source books and materials from Embassies and recently from the Naledi Foundation which supports girls education at the camp. We are proud of the TWEENS initiative and continue to support them in their service to youth at the camp.

As always, we are grateful to all of you for supporting the transformation of lives of refugee students through the USAP Community School and Education Matters Africa Foundation initiatives.

 

Best regards from all of us at Education Matters and USAP Community School!

Apr 26, 2021

Glad to be back on campus for Term 1!

Back at school
Back at school

Greetings from USAP Community School!

We are physically back on campus and have just completed the first month of our first term! We welcomed our second cohort of 24 students who were forced to compete their orientation and a few weeks of classes online due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. We now have a total of 69 students with the initial class of 45 on course to completing their second year of A level studies.

This past month has been exciting as our first cohort was taking week-long subject revision classes in preparation for their AS exams in May. In the meantime, the second cohort concentrated on humanities, reasoning and research method curriculum.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support for our unique school. We continue to raise funds to reach our goals of building our permanent campus and sustaining the costs of our operations, which we vigorously keep as low as possible. Together we are transforming lives, assisting young people without means but with so much talent and determination to grow and seize opportunities that will allow them to reach their potential. We cannot thank you enough!

For more on the progress we have made, please check out our 2020 Annual Report 

Best wishes from all of us at Education Matters and the USAP Community School

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Apr 25, 2021

Glad to be back on campus for Term 1!

We are physically back on our temporary campus and have just completed the first month of our first term! We welcomed our second cohort of 24 students who were forced to compete their orientation and a few weeks of classes online due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. We now have a total of 69 students at our beautiful but cramped campus with the initial class of 45 on course to completing their second year of A level studies.

This past month has been exciting as our first cohort was taking week-long subject revision classes in preparation for their AS exams in May. In the meantime, the second cohort concentrated on humanities, reasoning and research method curriculum.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support for our unique school. We continue to raise funds to reach our goals of building our permanent campus and sustaining the costs of our operations, which we vigorously keep as low as possible. We are looking forward to commencing construction at our permanent location  in mid-2021 and a final move there in 2022.. Together we are transforming lives, assisting young people without means but with so much talent and determination to grow and seize opportunities that will allow them to reach their potential. We cannot thank you enough!

For more on the progress of the school, check out our 2020 Annual Report 

 

Wishing you all the best from all of us at Education Matters and the USAP Community School

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