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Posted below, you will find news from Wesley College. We hope that you will visit this page often, to stay connected to Mwanza, Tanzania -- our students, faculty, and partners.


Happiest of New Years to you and your loved ones. I hope the start of 2024 has been good and you had time to reflect on the past year with a sense of peace and joy.

As we move into 2024, I also enjoyed reflecting on the past year and the accomplishments of the Foundation and growth at Wesley College.

As a Foundation- YOU GAVE $521,372 in 2023. That impact truly blessed Wesley College Foundation to educate, empower, and foster relationships for future community leaders in Tanzania.

105 STUDENTS RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS in 2023! That is 105 students that were able to further their education because of your donations. Wesley College also enrolled 241 students in October of 2023, a 7% increase from the year before.

Read on to hear about the many people that made 2023 such an amazing year for Wesley College.



Accessibility is one of the four pillars of Wesley College Foundation. Students cannot
experience the transformative education of Wesley College without generous supporters,
interested in seeing lives changed. Gilbert was one of our featured students in 2023. He
shared how he wasn’t even able to finish high school because of his family’s financial situation and was forced into an endless string of low wage jobs just to support himself. The day he found out his studies would be supported through a scholarship he dropped everything else--recognizing this once in a life time opportunity.


Wesley College Foundation is growing. Brady Banks came on as the Director of Foundation Development; Dr. John Wayne Smith joined us as a new board member from Northwest Arkansas, and most importantly you all contributed more than ever before---making it possible to increase support to Wesley College and students in Tanzania. Gilbert is about to finish a second diploma in community development, has a small business that supports his family, and just started as the new pastor of Kalaluma United Methodist Church. He is a great example of how opportunity creates more opportunity and Wesley College Foundation is On the Move towards forming even more servant leaders for the church and community because of your support and work.

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