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Celebrating Mental Health Month – UWC East Africa

Celebrating Mental Health Month – UWC East Africa

May is Mental Health Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and promoting understanding about mental health issues. Last month, students at UWC East Africa, a member organization of the HALI network, shared insights to create awareness, and break the stigma around mental health.

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Bridging Borders: A New Partnership within the HALI Access Network

Bridging Borders: A New Partnership within the HALI Access Network

Haile-Manas Academy in Ethiopia hosted representatives from Abaarso School in Somaliland, creating meaningful connection within the HALI Access Network. Leaders from both schools exchanged insights on college counseling and university admissions. This collaboration promises ongoing resource sharing and joint projects to enhance opportunities for high-achieving, low-income students.

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The Contrasting Realities of Jacaranda Season at Makomborero Zimbabwe

The Contrasting Realities of Jacaranda Season at Makomborero Zimbabwe

When the Jacaranda flowers are in full bloom, filling the air with a mild yet sweet scent, and they start to fall, creating a purple carpet on the Zimbabwe landscape, then teachers and students know it’s time for the O-level and A-level exams to begin. While most people are filled with the hope and sense of newness that this ‘Jacaranda season’ brings, many young people around the country approach their O-Level exams with little to no hope for their future.

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Mastercard Foundation Friends of HALI: Collaboration

Mastercard Foundation Friends of HALI: Collaboration

Recently, a group of Friends of HALI collaborated to engage with HALI (high-achieving, low-income) students and access organizations in Kenya. This initiative was part of a broader outreach program organized by the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa, which hosted three partner universities: the University of Pretoria, the University of Rwanda, and Ashesi University.

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SHOFCO Alumni Spotlight: Ellie

SHOFCO Alumni Spotlight: Ellie

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is a grassroots movement that catalyzes the large-scale transformation of urban slums by providing critical services for all, community advocacy platforms, and education & leadership development for women and girls.

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Rise HALI Winners

Rise HALI Winners

We are thrilled to announce the 2023 Rise Global Winners who are affiliated with the HALI Access Network.

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