In the Shona language, Usahwira means "a beautiful friendship".

A friendship between you or your church and Africa University gives a student the opportunity for an education. An education gives the student an opportunity to change the world.

For $5,565 to $5,765 annually, and a four-year commitment to participate as a Usahwira member, you or your church can help a student to complete their education at Africa University.

Become part of Usahwira (pronounced YOU-suh-we-rah) and build a relationship that makes a real difference in a young person's life. Establishing your Usahwira today.

How to establish Usahwira with Africa University:

  • Make a four-year commitment to annual scholarship funding and support a student from enrollment to graduation
  • Add an annual Africa University Day celebration to the mission calendar of your church.

You will strengthen your Usahwira when you:

  • Participate in a Volunteers in Mission (VIM) team or other visit to the campus in Zimbabwe.
  • Make a special gift to the endowment fund.
  • Identify persons who can make a large gift to the scholarship fund, to a designated special project, and/or make a planned gift
  • Enlist five or more honorary alumni/ae association members at the annual level of $50 or a lifetime membership of $500.

For more information, please contact us at:

Office phone: (615) 340-7438


Adeline Ituze, Usahwira scholarship beneficiaryMy family and I are living in Zimbabwe as refugees.

Thank you for the opportunity that you have given me, for being able to attend school again. You have really made my future look bright after I had lost hope of ever being a student at any university at all.

Adeline Ituze, Rwanda
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences