Last week, my wife Tsetse and I sent 10 young African women to begin a 4 year degree program at Spelman College in the USA.
Every time we send a young person to school, I am convinced that we are providing solutions for challenges, in local communities, in nations and even globally.
We have two major programs in education at the Higher Life Foundation. We have the Capernaum Trust, which supports orphans, widow’s children, children with physical disabilities, as well as children of prisoners. This program currently supports 42,000. We also have a program for highly gifted young men and women which gives 100 university scholarships a year.
This year we have over 100 young men and women studying in the United States that came from our programs.
Strive Masiyiwa is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Econet Group. He serves on several international boards including Unilever, and the Global Advisory boards of the Council on Foreign Relations and Stanford University. A board member of the Rockefeller Foundation for 15 years, he also serves as Chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). He is a co-founder of the Carbon War Room, Pathways for Prosperity, and the Global Business Coalition on Education. He and his wife, Tsitsi, co-founded the Higherlife Foundation and are signators of the Giving Pledge.View all posts by Strive Masiyiwa