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Did you know Zimbabwe’s UMC donated 1,542 acres of land to build Africa University?

Did you Know - Zimbabwe’s UMC donated 1,542 acres of land to build Africa University?

The development of Africa University is a consequence of the growth of United Methodism in Africa. The growth in membership and the emerging socio-economic and political needs in their countries led the African Bishops of the United Methodist Church (UMC) to call on their Church to invest in higher education provision in Africa. Their efforts generated a positive response within the United Methodist Church worldwide.


In 1988, The General Conference of The United Methodist Church unanimously approved the founding of Africa University and committed to provide financial support for the University.  On January 21, 1992 the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Robert Gabriel Mugabe, issued the Africa University Charter by official proclamation, making the institution the first recognized private university in Zimbabwe. For over 30 years, Africa University has shaped the lives of thousands of young people all over the continent of Africa by equipping them with the knowledge to alleviate poverty, build peace, stability and drive development. Most of the graduates return to their home country to make a difference. Because of generous gifts to this fund, Africa's new generation of leaders is better prepared and equipped to prevent conflict and resolve conflict and build lasting peace on the continent. This fund is managed through the office of Africa University Development office.

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Giving for the Africa University Fund is made through your local church apportionments. Learn more about the agency that manages The Africa University Fund General Board of Higher Education and Ministry


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