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Tsitsi Masiyiwa

Tsitsi Masiyiwa is executive chairperson of the Higher Life Foundation, four trusts that operate in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Burundi, Rwanda and Lesotho. Founded with her husband, Strive Masiyiwa, the HLF trusts address developmental and social needs of African communities, focusing on education, health care and technology. As executive chairperson, Masiyiwa helps set the foundation's overall direction and strategy, promoting innovation, collaboration and leadership in its programs. With a practical approach to poverty eradication, she has spearheaded the use of technology and innovation for efficient, scalable and sustainable impact. Linking education and technology, Masiyiwa championed the creation of a low-cost learning model with tailored content in Zimbabwe that is scalable across Africa. One HLF trust, Capernaum Trust, is the largest privately funded scholarship program in Southern Africa. Masiyiwa serves on the HLF trusts' boards and is a founder of the African Philanthropy Forum. [+]