The 2019 Annual Conference offering benefits Wesley College, a key ministry of the Tanzania UMC. Wesley College, which opened in February 2017, exists to provide Christian education that prepares servants for service to the community.
Left: the sign on the current building where Wesley College meets; right:the technology classroom at Wesley College
Wesley College has quickly outgrown their current space in downtown Mwanza and plans have been made to build a campus that will offer more courses and will feature dorms, classroom space, a cafeteria, offices, and more for the projected 2500 students who will become part of Wesley College. Our annual conference offering will help Wesley College realize this dream of a campus that will better meet the needs of their students. Their goal is to educate their students to be community leaders, learning about transformational leadership and how to use their resources of education to transform others and their communities. Many of the students are the first from their families to attend any form of higher education. The students need education in order to be productive, whether that means gaining employment or starting their own business.
Left: the property where the new campus will be built; right: a Wesley College student
Wesley College is a United Methodist Church related institution that is endorsed by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church and a member of both the African Association of United Methodist Theological Institutes and African Association of Methodist Institutes of Higher Education. It is governed by a diverse Board of Trustees containing people from three different nations and from leaders in the religious, government, and private sectors. Wesley College currently offers programs in theology, adult education, short course computer programs, English language, community development, business administration, and information & communication technology..
Read more about Wesley College here.
The video below, about the Tanzania partnership, was shown during opening worship of Annual Conference 2019: