ZimPAS Highlights – July 9, 2015

Key Highlights

  • Congratulations to the “Zimmovators” who submitted the 40 innovative ideas that were selected for the Innovation Baraza Fair where the five finalists will be selected. The Fair will be held on Friday July 10th at the Baraza Pavilion in Tynwald, Harare. Admission is free. And your vote matters. Come to Innovation Baraza and be inspired!
  • Ambassador Wharton told guests at the 239th commemoration of the Declaration of Independence that through various initiatives covering health, agriculture and human rights, the United States government continues to believe in the future of U.S. – Zimbabwe relations.
  • On July 1, President Obama announced the historic decision to re-establish diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S., effective July 20. Here are the facts!
  • Congratulations to the U.S. national soccer team for winning the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Want to know the secret behind their success? Read more here.
  • The Ambassador’s Special Self Help team has released an updated Call for Proposals on the Embassy website. If your project will improve the lives of Zimbabweans and your organization meets the basic eligibility requirements, you can apply for funding. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
  • After fleeing his home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and seeking safety in Zimbabwe, the last thing 20-year-old Joel Tshite ever expected was the chance to study in America. Now, thanks to the US Student Achievers Program (USAP), he is one of 27 students in the entire southern African country whose future shines brighter than ever after an amazing journey out of darkness.

On Our Calendar

  • Tuesday July 14, 2015: The U.S. is supporting the 5th Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) symposium which provides a platform for sharing insights and success stories on applied innovations on HIV and AIDS. With funding support from the United States (U.S.) National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U. S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) the event will bring together thirteen sub-Saharan Africa medical schools and other institutions to celebrate advances in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
  • Wednesday, July 15st 2015: 3 pm: Interested in studying in the United States? Join us for EducationUSA Introductory Group Advising Session. Venue: 7th Floor, Gold Bridge, Eastgate, Harare. Free to all interested members of the public.
  • Thursday July 16th 2015; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00pm: Have You Been Accepted by an American University and have secured a visa to begin graduate studies in 2015? The United States’Educational Advising Program invites you to participate in our annual:  Pre-Departure Orientation Program for Undergraduate Students Venue: Harare International School, Pendennis Road, Mt Pleasant, Harare. Charges: $20 per participant, payable in cash only in advance of the day of the program. Space is limited, so you must pre-register and pay by Friday, July 10!
  • Deadline August 15, 2015: 2016 Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarships- Exceptional students who have completed an undergraduate degree – by 1 October 2016 – from a college or university in or outside of Zimbabwe are eligible to apply. Students must be less than 25 years of age by 1 October 2016 or 27 years for those with a medical degree.  Students wishing to apply for the 2016 Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarships should consult the detailed eligibility criteria and Conditions of Tenure.
  • Saturday August 18th 2015: 10 am – 2 pm- United States Colleges Fair. Over 30 American colleges and universities will be represented at this Fair. Venue: Eveline High School, Bulawayo. Free and open to all A Level students, parents and teachers.
  • Saturday August 25th 2015: 10 am – 2 pm- United States Colleges Fair. Over 30 American colleges and universities will be represented at this Fair. Venue: Prince Edward School, Harare. Free and open to all A Level students, parents and teachers.
  • Tuesday July 28th 2015; 3 pm: Food for Thought- Inclusive business as a commercially viable model for the Zimbabwean entrepreneur / presentation facilitated by Waddilove Sansole; Business advisor and Paidemoyo Chideya-Mazhandu,  Fashion Designer,  Demoyo Global. Venue: 7th Floor, Gold Bridge, Eastgate, Harare. Free to all interested members of the public.
  • Wednesday, July 29th 2015: 3 pm: Interested in studying in the United States? Join us for EducationUSA Introductory Group Advising Session. Venue: 7th Floor, Gold Bridge, Eastgate, Harare. Free to all interested members of the public.

We appreciate your feedback. Until we meet again on Friday, we wish you a pleasant weekend and a great week ahead! 

Karen Kelley, Counselor for Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Harare