The Africa regional office coordinates the efforts of over 20 national movements across the continent.

The organization provides support and direction to the Student Christian Movement in Africa. With the birth of sustainable development goals (SDGs), WSCF-Africa projected activities intersect a variety of the goals.

WSCF Africa focuses on peace building and conflict transformation, leadership and consultative trainings which are derived from leadership development and good governance concepts. Cross cutting issues include Bible study, theology and interfaith relations; identity, diversity & dialogue.

Some of the main areas of work in Africa are:

  • Bible study and Theology
  • Leadership Development
  • Female Student or Women’s Empowerment Program
  • Campaign against HIV & AIDS
  • Peace-Building and Conflict Transformation
  • Economic Justice Program
  • Internship and Exchange Program
  • Ethics and Corruption
  • Gender and Human Rights
  • Movement Building
  • Migration
  • Food Security
  • Climate change

 

The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) was founded on the 17th to the 19th of August 1895 in Vadstena, Sweden by six men, representing Student Christian Movements from:

 

  • John R. Mott (USA)
  • J.R. Williamson (Britain)
  • J. Siemsen (Germany)
  • Rev. K.M. Eckhoff (Norway)
  • Dr. Fries (Sweden)
  • L.S. Wishard (mission lands)

WSCF was founded with the aim of uniting movements or associations of Christian students throughout the world. The WSCF is a global community of Student Christian Movements committed to dialogue, ecumenism, social justice and peace.

Through the work of the Holy Spirit, the WSCF is called to be a prophetic witness in Church and Society. It also seeks to promote cooperation among young people in working and advocating for socio-economic justice, peace, human rights and responsible and accountable leadership in the world.

WSCF provides a forum for Christian formation, witness, ministry and ecumenical dialogue across cultures, gender and race. It does so through engaging students in study and analysis of social, political and economic issues and action from an informed Christian perspective.

Our mission is to empower students in critical thinking and constructive transformation of our world by being a space for:

  • Prayer and celebration
  • Theological reflection
  • Study and analysis of social and cultural processes and
  • Solidarity and action across boundaries of culture, gender and ethnicity.

  • To call members to faith in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit according to the scriptures and to encourage discipleship within the life and mission of the Church.
  • To help them to grow in Christian life through prayer, study of the Bible and participation in worship and witness of the Church.
  • To help them to witness Jesus Christ in the academic community
  • To bring them into fellowship with one another in mutual service and to support efforts to serve all students in their needs.
  • To help members strive for peace and justice in and among nations.
  • To help members work towards unity within the Church.
  • To help them to be servants and messengers of God’s Kingdom in all the world.

The Federation is organized into six regions, each with its own regional office. The regions and the locations of their regional offices are as follows:

Africa (Nairobi), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Europe (Budapest), Latin America and the Caribbean (Buenos Aires), Middle East (Lebanon) and North America (Toronto).

The regional offices are headed by the Regional Secretaries and supported by the regional staff.

The Africa Regional Office coordinates the efforts of 24 national movements across the continent.

 

Some of the main areas of work in Africa for the past year are:

  • Bible study, theology and interfaith relations.
  • Leadership development.
  • Gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Campaign against HIV/AIDS.
  • Peace-building and conflict transformation.
  • Economic Justice programme
  • Internship and exchange programme.
  • Fight against corruption
  • Challenge of higher education

  • WCC (World Council of Churches)
  • AACC ( All Africa Conference of Churches)
  • Procmura ( Programme for Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa)
  • IMCS ( International Movements of Catholic Students)
  • Christian Councils in some countries
WSCF – Africa Regional Office
AACC – Ibiam House, 4th Floor, Waiyaki Way – Westlands
Website : www.wscf-africa.org