This is the third of a four-part series highlighting students and alumni of Africa University. You'll hear in their own words how Africa University has made a difference in their lives.
|Rumbidzai Chituwi, Zimbabwe
My AU Reflection: Rumbidzai Chituwi, Zimbabwe
It is said often that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. As I walked through the gates of Africa University (AU) to start my first year of studies, I felt like a stranger. Meeting other people from different countries and cultural backgrounds was, at first, intimidating. But little did I know that the experience of diversity would change my life forever.
Africa University's Language Policy gave me the opportunity to learn two international languages. Automatically, this will make me to be comfortable in any French or Portuguese speaking country. From my studies, I learned to be assertive. My lecturers always showed great confidence in me and they greatly contributed to my success.
I cherish the spiritual life at African University. This gives AU a competitive advantage over other Universities all over the African Continent. Africa University has changed my life, my way of thinking, communicating and above all, my way of interacting with others. I am grateful for opportunities offered to me during my studies at Africa University.
I am leaving this institution after four years with great dreams, ambitions and visions for the next chapters of my life. AU has taught me that life isn't about finding yourself. It is about creating yourself and in me it has created a strong and very courageous woman who has the "I can" attitude.
|Fungai Nhaitai, Zimbabwe
My AU Reflection: Fungai Nhaitai, Zimbabwe
Africa University through its diversity of cultures shaped me to into the person that I am today, an individual who no longer fears to face challenges as they come.
My narrative about the life experience on campus will not be complete if I fail to let the world know that coming to Africa University was the best decision I made regarding academia. It is a place where Africa is happening every day, and because of its Pan African nature, I learned how to speak French and Swahili through my interaction will fellow students.
I thank the visionaries of this great institution and those who received the button stick to take Africa and Africans to the next level. Africa University through its different facets is a destiny propeller.
I congratulate the graduating class of 2016 for a journey well travelled. We can now go outside there and be good ambassadors of Africa University!
Adapted Africa University 2016 Yearbook
One of seven apportioned giving opportunities of The United Methodist Church, the Africa University Fund transforms Africa by educating and empowering students from across the continent through Africa University, the first fully accredited, United Methodist-related educational institution on the continent. The Africa University Fund supports the general operating expenses of Africa University including faculty and staff salaries and vital infrastructure. Please encourage your leaders and congregations to support the Africa University Fund at 100 percent.