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Launch the USAP Community School in Zimbabwe!

by Education Matters
Launch the USAP Community School in Zimbabwe!
Launch the USAP Community School in Zimbabwe!
Launch the USAP Community School in Zimbabwe!
Launch the USAP Community School in Zimbabwe!
Launch the USAP Community School in Zimbabwe!
Launch the USAP Community School in Zimbabwe!
Launch the USAP Community School in Zimbabwe!
Launch the USAP Community School in Zimbabwe!
Launch the USAP Community School in Zimbabwe!
Launch the USAP Community School in Zimbabwe!

We are excited to report that we are now starting Week 7 of classes at the USAP Community School!  Our carefully selected inaugural class of 25 girls and 20 boys have settled into a routine of study and focus, hard work tempered of course with some joy and fun.  We are impressed with the dedication and motivation of our students as well as to the centralilty of our Honor Code and core values to the school culture.

Students are taking three A level science classes - everyone doing Mathematics and Chemistry with a split for the third A level between Biology and Physics.  Students also take four courses in our own curriculum - Humanities, Research Methodologies, Reasoning and Computer Studies.  We are proud of a top faculty, most who are Zimbabweans who studied abroad in the United States and Canada and have returned to Zimbabwe.    We are based about an hour from Harare in Goromonzi rural areas, where we are leasing a conference centre as our campus, and bussing our students to use the labs offered us by a private school in Harare on Saturdays.

Outside of academics, we have a full extracurricular program under way, offering three sports - cross country, soccer and archery and six clubs - debate, chess, Model United Nations, media club, accapella and First Aid.  Faculty and students alike, everyone is coming together to contribute to the necessary work of the school - from washing dishes to tending our school garden to sweeping the classrooms and passages.  

We thank you, our supporters, for making this dream a reality and transforming the lives of these amazing young people by offering them a truly engaging education, the key to their future and that of their families and communities.  We hope you will continue to support us as we work toward our goal of building our own campus and futher developing our school 


Rebecca and the whole USAP Community School faculty 

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As we usher in a new decade, we are just one week away from welcoming our first class to the USAP Community School!  Our teachers arrive to start orientation tomorrow, Jan 10, and our 46 students, 26 girls and 20 boys from all 10 of Zimbabwe's Provinces will arrive next Friday, January 17.  Although we have been working flat out day in and day out (and some nights too), we are all very excited to see our unique school taking place.  

While we build our permanent complete school, we will be operating from a beautiful conference center we have leased for the year in the Goromonzi area of Zimbabwe, just under one hour's drive from Harare.  We will continue to update with here on on our social media channels listed below with all of the excitement ahead!  Thank you for your support to make this dream of transformative education for high-achieving, low-income students in Zimbabwe come true!


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Twitter - @edmattersafrica
Instagram - edmatters_africa

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Education Matters

Location: Harare - Zimbabwe
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @edmattersafrica
Project Leader:
Rebecca Zeigler Mano
Harare, Zimbabwe
$4,905 raised of $125,000 goal
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