Higherlife Foundation

The Yale Young African Scholars Program is pleased to partner with Higherlife Foundation (HLF).

About Higherlife Foundation:

Higherlife Foundation is a philanthropic organization that empowers African children through educationHLF invests in holistic community development in Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Burundi and South Africa, by providing a mix of programs that are aimed at making beneficiaries and communities more resilient and converting them into vibrant ecosystems. Emphasis is placed on fully understanding local community needs and developing strong relationships with different stakeholders through lobby and advocacy in order to offer the best inclusive development assistance which yields optimum impact and social change.

For information about HLF visit http://higherlifefoundation.com/.

About the HLF & YYAS partnership:

YYAS is made possible through the generous support of Higherlife Foundation, founded by Zimbabwean-born entrepreneurs and philanthropists Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa, who have promoted basic education among thousands of disadvantaged children and supported young talent development by offering scholarships to gifted students across the African continent.

Higherlife Foundation’s initial gift helped to support an expanded YYAS program to include three sessions per year in 2016, 2017, and 2018, with 100 students in each session held in three host countries. 

We are pleased to announce a commitment by Higherlife Foundation to extend the YYAS program for another five years, made possible through the continuing generosity of Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa. Building on the success of Yale’s initial three-year partnership with the Foundation, this next phase will see an even greater and sustained commitment to further YYAS’s goal of training and mentoring the next generation of African high school student leaders.