On June 11, Africa University celebrated its 22nd conferment of degrees with a ceremony awarding graduate and undergraduate degrees to 830 students from across Africa.
One of those graduates was the recipient of the North Georgia Conference Endowed Scholarship. Easily Nhambura of Zimbabwe graduated with honors, having successfully completed the academic requirements to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.
"I would like to thank you for your financial help during my studies at Africa University," wrote Easily in a thank you note to North Georgia United Methodists. "My family and I would not have been able to make it without your intervention, thus my family wants to convey sincere gratitude for your sacrifices to donate to my studies."
After graduation he plans to use his teaching degree to help other potentially marginalized children.
"I would also like to proceed with my studies up to a doctorate level," he shared.
Elaine Jenkins of the Africa University Development Office also thanked the North Georgia Annual Conference for this support.
"We thank the North Georgia Annual Conference for making it possible for the young men and women of Africa, like Easily, to realize their dreams of obtaining a first-rate university education so as to be of service to their families, communities, and nations," she wrote.
At the 2016 General Conference, delegates continued the Africa University Apportionment Fund through the 2017-2020 quadrennium and approved Africa University's continuation as a World Service Special Gifts project.