Africa University Fund

Mission and Ministry
Innocent Mushayavanhu (left) and Tariraishe Mubazangi prepare hand sanitizer at The United Methodist Church’s Murewa High School in Murewa, Zimbabwe. “We managed to prepare ministerial-approved sanitizers and face masks for the school of 1,250 learners, 30 workers and 55 teachers,” said Sydney Mapisaunga, the school’s headmaster. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Schools, students struggle with COVID-19 closures

From preschool through college, students and staff at United Methodist schools in Zimbabwe face challenges and find innovative ways to cope.
Theology and Education
Students and staff practice social distancing in order to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus as they wait to enter the dining hall at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The cafeteria has changed serving and seating arrangements, and meal times have been extended to three hours so those on campus do not all have to be served at the same time. Photo by the Africa University office of Advancement and Public Affairs.

AU shifts to online classes, some students stay on campus

The United Methodist university is practicing social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Mission and Ministry
Students eat in the cafeteria at Africa University, which serves about 1,200 people during lunch and dinner. To manage during tough economic times, the food services department has been stocking up on food and managing portions. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UM News.

Africa University ‘prunes and grows’ to stay afloat

United Methodist university looks for ways to save money as economic challenges continue to plague the country.
Theology and Education
Claudine Migisha (right) receives congratulations from Wehnam Dabale, upon her graduation from Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Migisha, from Goma, Congo, was part of the United Methodist-related school's 25th graduating class. Dabale is the university's international student advisor. Photo courtesy of Africa University.

526 Africa University graduates in 2019 class

New graduates of the United Methodist university come from 22 African countries, but share a passion for change.

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