Christian Leaders for Africa (CLA) is a not-for-profit organization of people who share a vision for Africans training Africans in Africa. Formed in November, 2002, CLA is a partner with Africa International University (AIU) in Nairobi, Kenya. AIU is a Christian university that was previously known as the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST). The university will have three major schools of study, NEGST, the Institute for the Study of African Realities (ISAR), and the School for Professional Studies (SPS).
The board and staff of CLA seek to develop US support for ongoing programs at NEGST, including student scholarships, faculty support, the new doctoral initiatives and various capital projects.
Have you ever experienced Africa International University firsthand? People who visit AIU describe the experience as life changing. This February you have the opportunity to see for yourself the place we keep telling you about and to meet the people whose lives you have touched through your prayers and financial support. It would be our pleasure to introduce you to “the school in the heart of Africa with Africa on its heart.” Join CLA Executive Director Jim Rogers and key AIU stakeholders for a vision trip to AIU.
In January of this year, the CLA Board asked Jim Rogers to lead CLA as Interim Executive Director, following Ed Fischer’s resignation.
Jim is a member of the AIU-NEGST Governing Council and has been serving as liaison to the CLA Board since 2008.
My name is Tecla Karimi. I am Kenyan, and I am a third-year student at Africa International University getting my bachelors degree in psychology and counseling. In my family of four, I am the second born.
When I was in class six, my parents got divorced and I was traumatized as a child. My dad only paid my fees through high school and then deserted me. When I joined AIU I thought of my aunty, who had promised to help pay my college fees, but to my shock she passed on. And so I was left in the hands of God for provision, and indeed God has been faithful.