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Africa University
Africa University opened in March 1992 in Mutare, Zimbabwe as the first private, Pan-African international university. The pioneer group of 40 students came from a dozen Africa countries to pursue bachelor's degrees in theology, natural resources, and agriculture.  Current enrollment is 1400 students from 24 African countries, with additional degree programs offered in animal science; irrigation & water management; horticulture, crop science; education; humanities & social sciences; marketing; economics; business management; public sector management; accounting;  peace and governance. 

Africa University is a United Methodist Church-related project and is being nurtured and funded by church members from all over the world. It is a consequence of the growth of United Methodism on the African continent and has its foundations in the history and legacy of the church.  The University welcomes persons regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, politics, gender, nationality or social background.

We support one student each year by providing a full scholarship covering tuition, room and board.  Current cost this year is $5400.

We currently sponsor Prudence Vimbae Mandekutse, a 23-year old second-year student from Zimbabwe.  She is a student in the Faculty of Education 4-year program, majoring in Geography with a minor in Music.  She has a great passion for music and is a member of the famous Africa University Choir.  

Ministry coordinators are Ed and Bev Wentz.

Last Published: November 30, 2021 6:37 PM
2023 Missions of the Month

Each month we highlight one outreach mission! 

January- Disaster Response Tim and Christine Schneller
February- Camp Guilrock Rhonda Lee
March- Isaiah's Shoes and Socks - CAI Ed, Bev, Sydney Wentz
April- Feed the Hungry (GUM/GSM/Service Center) Spencer Sullivan/Alison Huber
May- Prison Ministry  Dan Nelson
June- Child Action Initiative Max Kern
July- Guatemela Max Kern
August- UMAR  Lynne Toth
September- Hannah's Haven Jane Hahn
October- Christmas Store Erika Gantert
November- Backpack Ministry   Beth Waterfield
December- Africa University Ed and Bev Wentz


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