The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther said so . Malcom X once said,”Education is the passport of future ,for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” In Zimbabwe , parents strive by all means to send their children to school as way of investment into the future of their children. Education makes your mindset and capacity of knowledge to increase. Knowledge is power. If you ask children in Africa where do you want to go and do your higher learning education when you finish your High School . Definitely the answer will be overseas and the topping nations its USA and Great Britain.These are their dream destinations.
The British Embassy has a facility /arm under the banner of British council which provides information about scholarships/studying in Universities and Colleges in UK. They have many centers around Zimbabwe . The USA Embassy is not left out in helping the less privileged students . They have a program called USAP. The United States Student Achievers Program (USAP) is a higher education program for low-income young people. The program began in Zimbabwe in 1999 and now has centers in 13 countries/ more around the world: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Latvia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mongolia, Nigeria, Serbia, South Africa, Uganda, the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe. Students showing potential to achieve in theory and practice and therefore becoming future leaders have become regular beneficiaries of USA Embassy scholarship and the economic disadvantaged are selected for the program. They study at colleges and universities in the United States and go on to graduate studies or work. Since starting in 1999 USAP had the aim of providing access to higher education for determined, bright, low-income youth, thus producing highly skilled and liberally-educated leaders for tomorrow’s Zimbabwe. They USA Embassy has opened centers around Zimbabwe to discern information on how to study and information in USA. One of the centers is located at the NUST Technopark in central Bulawayo on Jason Moyo .These space is a state of the art center which provides educational advisory services for students interested in American universities and colleges, cultural programs, alumni programs, and information about the United States. It also host U.S. college fairs, innovative online courses, as well as public discussion seminars which enhances U.S.- Zimbabwe bilateral relations , they offer free internet and WiFi services almost in line with past global MDG goal number 8 on international partnerships and access to internet services . They have a welcoming Staff ,with sound public relations skills and ready to assist . The USA Embassy have a program called YALI , which is there to assist young Africans from 25 -35 years to boost them with leadership training , networking and cross pollination of ideas in USA. The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The innovative programs is benefiting thousands of young Africans and these will lead to a positive impact in leadership transformation and development. This initiative is a first of its kind from Zimbabwe and other African countries.
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