Apportionment Africa University

Because of generous gifts to this The Africa University 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.
The Africa University Fund is one of seven “apportionment funds” that DUMC contributes to from our annual offerings. Thank you for your support of DUMC and the Africa University Fund.
Africa University is the first and only fully-accredited institution of higher learning established on the African continent by action of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church in 1988. For over 25 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 The Africa University 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.

Did you know more than 8,500 students have graduated from AFrica University Over the last 25 years?


Did you know your gifts to the africa university fund supported over 1,800 students from 29 countries? 

Africa University students arrive from across Africa with big dreams and high hopes. Most are first-generation college students. These graduates called and committed to serve God in communities across the continent and in mission settings around the world. 

Did you know over 90% of Africa University Graduates Return Home To improve the quality of life in their communities?


Did you know over $1.5 million in Africa University scholarships are awarded annually? 

Thanks to your gifts students earn bachelors, master’s and doctoral degrees in health, agriculture and natural sciences; social sciences, theology, humanities and education; and business, peace, leadership and governance.
Three decades ago, when African bishops of The United Methodist Church surveyed the emerging socio-economic and political needs in their countries, they called on the church to invest in higher education in Africa. At the cry of Bishops Arthur Kulah and Emilio J.M. de Carvalho—for “a university for all of Africa”—The United Methodist Church worldwide responded.
Today we’re still investing in Zimbabwe’s first private university for young men and women from all over Africa. These promising leaders are being equipped to transform their content through dynamic programs that include: agriculture and natural resources, education, health sciences, humanities and social sciences, management and administration and theology. The Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance offers postgraduate diplomas and master’s programs.
By the turn of this century, one-fifth of the world’s population will live in Africa. This is why it’s so crucial that Africa’s greatest needs—sustainable agriculture, disease prevention, ethical leadership and governance, and more—continue to be impacted by Africa University’s 4000+ graduates.

Propelling Christ’s Ministry In Africa

Africa University’s strong reputation is based on the relevance and impact of its efforts. Teaching at Africa University emphasizes the practical application of knowledge to alleviate poverty, build peace and stability and drive development.
The desire of the university’s founders was to nurture an institution that would be deeply rooted in Africa—drawing its agenda and priorities from the challenges of African communities and combining the social wisdom and indigenous know-how of African people with new knowledge to aid development and improve quality of life on the continent.
When you give, you equip indigenous solution-finders who are tackling some of their continent’s most pressing challenges with wisdom, innovation and spiritual maturity.
Because of your generosity to the Doylestown United Methodist church, The United Methodist Church is making a difference in Africa.
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