Africa Nazarene University is a member of the worldwide family of Nazarene institutions founded on the same principles - the development of students in a strong spiritual environment. ANU offers a well-rounded, holistic education to help members establish themselves in three important areas: Character - Explore faith for living; Competence - Achieve goals for career; Community - Find a place in the world.
The mission of Africa Nazarene University is to provide a holistic education that develops individuals academically, spiritually, culturally and physically and to equip them with excellent skills, competencies and Christian values which will enable them to go into the world well prepared to meet the challenges of their time.
Africa Nazarene University's vision is to be a light to the people of Africa through higher education grounded in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition.
Africa Nazarene University will be the University of choice for Christians desiring academic excellence, and will produce individuals of character and integrity of heart. Africa Nazarene University will be a place where lives will be transformed for service and leadership to make a difference in Africa and the world.
Public Relations & Community Service Relations
ANU is a place where lives are transformed for service and leadership. The ANU students are mentored to become aware of the need to make a difference in their communities. ANU therefore has programmes that provide opportunities for students to interact with the local communities to establish projects that address prevailing problems.
This has been accomplished through clubs such as SIFE, Accounting, and AIESEC, among others. The mentoring programmes have been key to building service within the student body not only to the community but also to many high schools in Kenya. Through the Global Education Fund and Education for All Children programmes, ANU students and staff have opportunities for working with key leading high schools in Kenya, i.e., Starehe Girls Centre, Bahati Girls in Nakuru, Rongai Tech in Nakuru, Naivasha Girls, Vanessa Grant Girls College in Nakuru, Kaaga Boys in Meru and Kijabe Boys. The students have also had the opportunity to work with Kayole Communities in Business and Leadership Training.
The Kenya Youth Empowerment and Employment Initiative
The Kenya Youth Empowerment and Employment Initiative is a two-year effort to develop public and private partnerships, create a system of accountability and advance Kenya toward realising the goals established through Vision 2030.
The Initiative was launched in March 2, 2010 by His Excellency the President of Republic of Kenya, President Mwai Kibaki. ANU is serving as its secretariat. There are five Strategic Enterprise Areas that have been active to date. The Environment Strategic Enterprise Area (ESEA) has mobilised students from nine universities towards environment rehabilitation. The group is determined to work with Secondary and Primary Schools towards tree planting in selected parts of the country.