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Transforms Africa by educating and empowering students from across the African continent.

Three decades ago, when African bishops of The United Methodist Church surveyed the emerging socio-economic and political needs in their countries, they called on the church to invest in higher education in Africa. At the cry of Bishops Arthur Kulah and Emilio J.M. de Carvalho—for “a university for all of Africa”—The United Methodist Church worldwide responded.

Today we’re still investing in Zimbabwe’s first private university for young men and women from all over Africa. These promising leaders are being equipped to transform their content through dynamic programs that include: agriculture and natural resources, education, health sciences, humanities and social sciences, management and administration and theology. The Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance offers postgraduate diplomas and master’s programs.

By the turn of this century, one-fifth of the world’s population will live in Africa. This is why it’s so crucial that Africa’s greatest needs—sustainable agriculture, disease prevention, ethical leadership and governance, and more—continue to be impacted by Africa University’s 4000+ graduates.

Propelling Christ’s Ministry In Africa

Africa University's strong reputation is based on the relevance and impact of its efforts. Teaching at Africa University emphasizes the practical application of knowledge to alleviate poverty, build peace and stability and drive development.

  • Students get their hands dirty during field and test their ideas in the workplace through internships and industrial attachments.
  • Faculty members enrich lectures with their know-how and their diverse experiences.
  • Small classes and a close-knit campus community allow for meaningful interaction between the students and with the faculty and staff.

Ultimately, the students leave the university skilled in their fields and with a desire to contribute to their nations.

The Africa University Fund is equipping the next generation of Africans to lead and transform a beloved continent.

Your Giving Equips Tomorrow’s Leaders

The desire of the university’s founders was to nurture an institution that would be deeply rooted in Africa—drawing its agenda and priorities from the challenges of African communities and combining the social wisdom and indigenous know-how of African people with new knowledge to aid development and improve quality of life on the continent.

When you give, you equip indigenous solution-finders who are tackling some of their continent’s most pressing challenges with wisdom, innovation and spiritual maturity. Because of your generosity, The United Methodist Church is making a difference in Africa.

Make a Difference Today

Together we have the opportunity to impact the continent of Africa by equipping her leaders. Make a difference today by giving to the Africa University Fund.

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