AU Leaders Visit Alumni in Mozambique

Senior administrators from Africa University paid a visit to alumni in Maputo, Mozambique in late June. The Africa University delegation was in Maputo from June 23-26 to re-engage, encourage support for the future development of the institution. The trip was made possible by an ELMA Foundation grant to Africa University that supports capacity building in the area of alumni affairs.

A gathering of 30 Maputo-based Africa University alumni on June 25th, Mozambique’s Independence Day, was a major highlight of the visit. Discussions with this group centered on strengthening the Mozambique Chapter of the Africa University International Alumni Association. The chapter is working to pull together and organize the efforts to “give-back” by the university’s 200 Mozambican graduates. Many of the graduates are serving in leadership roles in government, the business and education sectors, and in the missional efforts of the Mozambique Area of The United Methodist Church.

The visiting delegation included the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Munashe Furusa; Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, Mr. James Salley; Director of Alumni Affairs, Mr. Wehnam Dabale; and Student Recruitment Officer, Ms. Sandra Munhumwe.

While in Maputo, the group met with Bishop Joaquina Nhanala of the Mozambique Area to express the university’s thanks for her leadership, hospitality and support. Africa University Board member and alumnus, Rev. Anastacio Chembeze, also facilitated discussions with the Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Ms. Vitoria Diogo, and with the Rector of Eduardo Mondlane University, Prof. Orlando Quilambo.