Mubuso Zamchiya

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Mubuso Zamchiya

2008 Global Fellow
Founder of School Invest

Mubuso Zamchiya 2008 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

Improve access to capital for schools serving the poor in Africa through an online marketplace that connects schools to social investors who can support their work.


There are over 100 million children either out of school or attending poor-quality schools in Sub-Saharan Africa. Against a backdrop of inadequate public provision, private schools for the poor are emerging as an alternative way to provide education in low-income communities. The critical issue for these schools and the children that attend them is gaining access to capital to cover school improvement and school fees respectively.

School Invest leverages the internet to create a sustainable culture of investment in schools for the poor. Through School Invest, non-traditional investors (members of the African Diaspora and non-African social investors) will be able to support these schools and transform the future lives of children.


Mubuso Zamchiya has worked in international development, the power industry, and retail and commercial banking with world-class organizations like the International Finance Corporation (IFC), AES Corporation, and Barclays Bank. A Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and law graduate of Bristol University in the United Kingdom, he is the founder of the BOOST Fellowship program in Zimbabwe and, in 2008, was awarded the Archbishop Tutu Fellowship by the African Leadership Institute.

  • 2008
  • Global Fellow
  • Education
  • Hybrid
  • Global

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