Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Precious Nemutenzi / Zimbabwe

Class of 2017-2020

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Scholar: Precious Akampurira Scholar: Respect Rungano Musiyiwa

Precious comes from the semi-urban area of Mutare in the Manicaland province of Zimbabwe. She developed an interest in agriculture early on while helping her mother with their home garden. Precious excelled in school and proved herself a leader. In 2013, she won a national essay contest on how to improve education in secondary schools in her region. She was also was a leader in GEM, the Girl Empowerment Movement, and acted as vice president of her school’s branch of the international charity program LEO, Leadership Experience Opportunity.

When someone recommended EARTH to Precious in high school, she knew it was the place for her. “I am interested in renewable energies. I would like to innovate my community so that we can generate a nation that is clean. In agriculture, I would love to learn how to revolutionize our systems in Zimbabwe so that we are not completely dependent on the rainy season. I want to help small farmers be able to produce all year.”