The mission of Christian Leaders for Africa (CLA) is to promote Christian higher education on the African continent and, in particular, to generate support for Africa International University (AIU).
CLA focuses primarily on raising funds and creating friends for AIU in order to partner with the school in equipping the next generation of Christian leaders for Africa. CLA raises this support by fostering mutually rewarding partnerships between individuals and churches in the United States and leaders and churches in Africa. Financial support goes to students, faculty, programs and facilities at AIU.
Donors to CLA have partnered with AIU in the following ways:
- Invested over $2.5 million in Christian higher education in Africa
- Facilitated AIU’s emergence as a fully accredited African university
- Fostered partnerships for US churches with African church leaders
- Provided student scholarships and faculty endowments
- Prayed for countless students, faculty and staff
- Provided much needed laptop computers, training and information technology support services
- Introduced AIU to numerous US seminary and college administrators, mission executives, business leaders and professionals
- Provided AIU with guidance and insights into their strategic development, structure and direction