Tsitsi Masiyiwa is a philanthropist who has devoted much of her life to empowering disadvantaged children through education and harnessing technology to create employment opportunities for young people. For nearly two decades, Tsitsi has dedicated her life’s work to orphaned and vulnerable children in Central and Southern Africa, supporting them with basic education, and carrying them through to college and vocational training. Tsitsi has also been involved in identifying and nurturing young talent by selecting hundreds of gifted African students, offering them scholarships through high school to local and overseas universities including the United States.
Her relentless efforts in promoting the use of technology to provide access and achieve scale in empowering children through education led Tsitsi to create Muzinda, an incubator lab and Ruzivo an online learning resource. Muzinda Hub, an entrepreneurship and innovation project based in Harare, Zimbabwe develops youth digital skills and provides business mentorship that leverages technology to promote youth entrepreneurship. Ruzivo is a free online learning resource covering the key syllabus modules for the entire primary school syllabus in Zimbabwe. It provides critical access to hundreds of thousands of children through Higherlife Foundation’s Learning Hubs spread across the country. Tsitsi, serves on the advisory council of the Global Philanthropic Forum and is the founding member of the African Philanthropy Forum. She also serves on the board of PATH.