Africa University Fund

Theology and Education
A group of Africa University scholarship recipients met to talk to donors and sponsors from the U.S. during the 30th anniversary celebration of Africa University in October. The school provides financial aid or scholarships for two-thirds of the students enrolled at the United Methodist-related university in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UM News.

Scholarships help students change Africa

Two-thirds of the students at Africa University receive financial aid or scholarships, according to Jim Salley, president and CEO of Africa University (Tennessee) Inc.
Congregations
Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, episcopal leader of the United Methodist South Carolina Conference, speaks during the presentation of $800,029 donated by the conference to the Fairfield Children’s Home in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Photo courtesy of the Africa University Public Affairs Office.

Love of children brings $800,000 gift to Zimbabwe

During a 2001 visit to the Fairfield Children’s Home, a South Carolina mission team promised to return. In October 2022, their team leader joined Africa University’s 30th anniversary celebration.
Faith Stories
Africa University Vice Chancellor Rukudzo J. Murapa leads celebrants in singing “Happy Birthday” to the school during its 10th anniversary observations in Mutare, Zimbabwe, in 2002. Murapa, Africa University's second vice chancellor, died Oct. 27. He was 82. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Former Africa University vice chancellor dies at 82

Rukudzo J. Murapa is being remembered for his vision, networking and leadership, including helping to establish the United Methodist university’s Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance.
Theology and Education
The Rev. Peter Mageto speaks during his installation service as the fifth vice chancellor of Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Mageto, who was born in Kenya, is the first non-Zimbabwean to lead the United Methodist-related institution. Photo courtesy of the Africa University Public Affairs Office.

‘Africa University is in good hands’

United Methodist institution installs the Rev. Peter Mageto as fifth vice chancellor during 30th anniversary celebration.

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