Education Matters is building a 11th and 12th grade high school for 90 high-achieving, low-income Zimbabwean students to access quality education that values critical thinking, integrity, sustainability and compassion. The USAP Community School will prepare its students to access and excel higher education at world's top universities on scholarships with the aim of returning to Zimbabwe to build a better society. Join us in this exciting initiative to build a truly transformative school!
Education Matters' USAP program has been assisting high-achieving, low-income students to access university education internationally for nearly 20 years. As our program has evolved, we realize that our students, though bright and determined, are receiving a narrowly-focused education that is not adequately preparing them to tackle the complex problems of our society. Although they are excelling on O and A level exams, their reading, writing, computer and critical thinking skills are lacking.
The USAP Community School will provide a transformative model of education to Zimbabwe's academically talented students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds. The two year residential model will immerse students in a highly-engaged and demanding curriculum that builds their skill levels, nurtures their creativity and allows them to question and explore learning Students will be well prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that top international university education presents.
The USAP Community School aims to develop young people who are thinking through how to address challenges in Zimbabwe, to think about how to come home to build society before they ever leave. We believe the combination of a strong skillset and entrepreneurial attitude, the grounding of a dynamic and thoughtful Zimbabwean academic community and the exposure of an overseas education will lead to young people who have the potential to make a tremendous impact on the African Continent in the future.