EDUCATION: The Adventist University of Central Africa will soon have a multipurpose building in which school assemblies and Sabbath worship services can be held for its student body of more than 2,200 students.In Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi, the Seventh-day Adventist Church operates a small urban health center. Seven more health care centers are scattered across the country. In Bujumbura the needs are great as this facility struggles to keep up with the high demand for its services. In addition to serving the general population, the center also works with nearby businesses.
HEALTH: This small, urban health center will soon be replaced with a full-service hospital—complete with maternity and dental services—in Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital city.The university is quickly gaining a reputation for excellence. “This semester the minister of defense decided to send about 100 military officers to be trained in our institution,” says Jozsef Szilvasi, former rector of the Adventist University of Central Africa. “The minister of labor uses our institution to train those who have lost their jobs; they finance the students. The minister of education has given about 20 scholarships to students who study in our institution. We are not marginalized as a Seventh-day Adventist institution in the country. We make a real contribution to society, and it is appreciated.”