Tsungai Shalom Kaseke, a member of the 2017 graduating class of Africa University, is also a recipient of a Mississippi Conference endowed scholarship and wrote a letter to the conference expressing her gratitude. Read how your extravagant generosity has not only aided Kaseke’s financial need and educational goals, but also how your giving will help her impact the lives of children in Africa.
My name is Tsungai Shalom Kaseke, I was a recipient of the endowed scholarship from Africa University and I recently graduated on the 10th of June 2017. I graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science(Honours) in Psychology with a CGPA of 3.63 and a second upper degree class. I would like to express my greatest gratitude to my sponsors on allowing me the grace to make my dream come to life.
The opportunity that I was given through this scholarship was indeed life-changing as I became the first graduate in my family. It was a long struggle as at one time I had lost all hope but God was faithful and I am grateful. I look forward to getting a job as well as furthering my studies with Africa University in the Masters in Child rights and childhood studies beginning this August. My desire is to play a significant role in the protection and advocating for children's rights in Africa amidst challenges such as poverty, epidemic diseases and economic strife.
My prayers are always with you for God to richly bless you for the wonderful investment you have made in my life and enabling me to become an educated young woman. I have attached some pictures of myself and also my graduation.
At the 2014 Session of the Mississippi Annual Conference, Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. challenged every local church in the Mississippi Conference to give towards the future of Africa University, a private Pan-African and United Methodist-related institution, by providing 10 endowed scholarships of $130,000 each for a total of $1,300,000.
Africa University celebrated their 25th anniversary and a small group from the Mississippi Conference attended the festivities that took place March 24-26, 2017 to present the school with a donation of over $690,000.