1 April 2022
Africa University’s student body celebrated their talent, cultural identity and ubuntu in style at the annual cultural night hosted by the Dean of Students Department. This was after an eventful afternoon of ball games and other competitive team sports, with a march led to the grounds by the Zimbabwe Prison Services Band.
Evening performances ranged from drama, singing, poetry and dance with presentations from the respective halls of residence presenting a look back at community building events and initiatives, that brought together and celebrated the diversity offered by the over 24 African nations represented.
As has become custom at such occasions, a special donation was presented to a care facility in need of assistance in the province. Lerato Children’s Home was the beneficiary with various foodstuffs including eggs, fresh milk and corn among other items presented on behalf of the university community. The home currently houses 12 children of various ages but has a capacity for 20 youths in need of homes. During the presentation to Lerato Children’s Home, Vice Chancellor Reverend Professor Peter Mageto said,
Many of us come from unfortunate backgrounds and homes. The secret in life is to learn to give. This is the beginning and we want to be known as a community that practices Ubuntu among ourselves and in the community. Let us continue to increase these efforts.
The Donations were facilitated through the Africa University Coaching and Mentoring Club whose Patron is Warden Mrs. Virgina Benga. Echoing the Vice Chancellors’ message of community and giving, she said,
We would like to appreciate the Africa University community for extending their hand, we received so many donations from our students and staff with a special donation from the Vice Chancellor’s Office. AU is God’s project and we express that through giving to those in need in our community.
The special event culminated in a formal dinner hosted for all students who had an opportunity to fellowship and break bread as colleagues, friends and citizens of Africa.