Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Talent Vharachumu / Zimbabwe

Class of 2017-2020

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Scholar: Suyitza Isamar Juárez Ojo Scholar: Tanyaradzwa Chinyukwi

Talent comes from a rural area in west Zimbabwe, where her father works as a subsistence farmer. CAMFED sponsored Talent’s public high school education. As part of her scholarship, she volunteered as a peer educator in primary and secondary schools in her community, where she led workshops to promote education, especially to young women.

Talent knew EARTH provided the kind of education she needed to make a real change in her country. “You must employ yourself through agriculture. It is a life skill. I think that’s why I’ve always liked agriculture. Our education in most African countries is very theoretical. The problem is that after graduation the person is only looking for an employer. But if one learns practical skills, they can employ themselves. It is for that reason that I wanted to come to EARTH.”