Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa have been honoured by the British Prime Minister, Theresa May for their exceptional voluntary service providing education to underprivileged children.

Tsitsi and Strive founded ‘Higherlife Foundation’ in 1996, a non-profit organisation that is investing in Africa’s future by empowering vulnerable children through education and creating opportunities for highly talented young people.

Tsitsi and Strive are the latest recipient of the Points of Light award, which recognises outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.

Theresa May said in a letter to the Masiyiwas : “By founding the ‘Higherlife Foundation’ you have demonstrated your shared commitment to improving the learning opportunities of children across Africa. You should be enormously proud of your tireless work supporting hundreds of thousands of children to improve their life chances by accessing quality education and training.”

Tsitsi and Strive said:  “Strive and I are greatly honoured to receive the daily Points of Light award from the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mrs. Theresa May. It is with great humility that we receive this award on behalf of our children, our group of companies and Higherlife Foundation. We are just the face of the incredible work done by the Higherlife Foundation team and all our partners, whom we consider the true heroes in spearheading this work.

Helping the orphans and the socially and economically distressed in our communities  is anchored in our faith which reminds us that it is a blessing to give and that to whom much is given much is required. Through Higherlife Foundation we have managed to directly and indirectly impact over 250,000 Africans with plans to do much more. We envision an Africa in which young people find their vocation and are positioned to develop their communities for global impact and we believe this can be achieved in our lifetime.”

Tsitsi and Strive are the 925th and 926th winner of the Points of Light award, which has been developed in partnership with the hugely successful Points of Light programme in the USA.