Tsitsi Masiyiwa

Executive Chairperson at Higher Life Foundation

Tsitsi Masiyiwa is the executive chairperson of Higher Life Foundation (HLF), four Trusts running in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Burundi, Rwanda and Lesotho. Founded with her husband Strive Masiyiwa, HLF offers holistic and innovative solutions to poverty. For example, free Learning Hubs provide computer technology to students without prior access, supplying solar lanterns in remote areas to students with lighting challenges affecting academics and partner-sponsored mobile clinics initiative widens access to health care.

Linking education and technology, Masiyiwa championed the creation of a low-cost, high-quality blended learning model with tailored content in Zimbabwe scalable across Africa giving quality education to children. Capernaum Trust, the largest privately-funded scholarship program in Southern Africa, has students in establishments like Waterford Kamhlaba Swaziland, Monash College South Africa, Morehouse College and Spelman College USA.

She serves on the HLF Trusts’ boards and is a founder of the African Philanthropy Forum.

Tags: Education, Global Health, Youth, Sub-Saharan Africa, 2014 GPF, 2014 APF, 2013 GPF