Zimbabwean-born magnate and philanthropist, Strive Masiyiwa, has been honoured by an American University. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Yale University, USA.
Masiyiwa received the honour for his outstanding achievements and contributions to society.
Strive, together with his wife Tsitsi, started Higherlife Foundation, a non-profit organisation which supports the Joshua Nkomo Scholarship Fund, and Capernaum Trust which have provided tuition for thousands of kids in Zimbabwe.
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Speaking during the degree awarding ceremony in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Corporation President, Peter Salovey said:
Strive Masiyiwa you see opportunities others miss, demonstrate the courage of your convictions at every turn. Great Visionary. Bold Business leader. Devout Philanthropist. Your innovation and generosity has transformed a continent and improved countless lives.
Those previously honoured by Yale include Martin Luther King, Jr., Frank Lloyd Wright, Hilary Clinton, Benjamin Franklin and Wangari Maathai among others.