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Students and staff practice social distancing in order to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus as they wait to enter the dining hall at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The cafeteria has changed serving and seating arrangements, and meal times have been extended to three hours so those on campus do not all have to be served at the same time. Photo by the Africa University office of Advancement and Public Affairs.

AU shifts to online classes, some students stay on campus

The United Methodist university is practicing social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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Clergy and lay leaders from the Northern Nigeria Conference hold portable torches outside the conference office in Gombe State, Nigeria. “Almost 90% of the Nigeria population is facing power challenges, and these solar lanterns will help clergy in terms of devotion, Bible studies and other church activities,” said Nigeria Area Bishop John Wesley Yohanna. Photo by Daniel Garba, UM News.

Solar lamps ease work of clergy, students in Nigeria

The four conferences of the Nigeria Episcopal Area received hundreds of solar systems to be used in United Methodist churches, homes and schools.
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Grace Wall from Clarksbury United Methodist Church in Harmony, N.C., teaches students at New Hope Education Center how to brush and floss their teeth effectively. The primary school, run by Huruma United Methodist Church, supports orphans and other vulnerable children in the Mathare Valley slums on the eastern side of Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Church school offers hope in Kenyan slums

Huruma United Methodist Church’s primary school supports orphans and other vulnerable children in the Mathare Valley slums.
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Professor George Carew addresses students during orientation at the United Methodist University Preparatory Program campus in Brookfields, Sierra Leone, in western Freetown. The new program prepares students to retake their high school exit exams. Over 95% of Sierra Leonean students who took the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations failed to score high enough to meet university requirements. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

United Methodist University offers path for failing students

New program prepares students in Sierra Leone to retake high school exit exams so they can qualify to enroll at universities.

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