The Dream is Alive:
Indiana Conference's 3 year (2014-2016) campaign to support AU.
Goal: $1.6 M
$1M for an endowed faculty position and $.6M for scholarships for AU students
Africa University (AU) is a private university located just outside of Mutare, Zimbabwe. In the last academic year, more than 2,000 students were enrolled coming from 25 African countries.
In 1988, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church embraced a dream of Bishops Emilio J. M. de Carvalho and Arthur F. Kulah to begin a continent-wide university in Zimbabwe where no private universities existed. On April 6, 1991, thousands of people watched as the groundbreaking ceremony took place and one acacia tree was planted at the future site of Africa University.
United Methodists of Indiana have long supported AU. The former North and South Conferences each built and dedicated two dormitories on the campus of AU. These four buildings were a fine addition to the campus, however there is more to education than classrooms and dormitories.
Dedicated professional staff and engaged students create a great university. Buildings provide the infrastructure, but people develop the leaders who will address the challenges facing our world.