Sustainability

Students working in campus garden     Orchard directors through the macadamia trees     Student Justice Nherra on the tractor

Our vision is to truly be an African college — not totally or primarily dependent on outside funding.

To this end the Tree of Life Project (a 14,000 macadamia nut tree orchard) is expected to provide a “living endowment”, increasing financial stability as revenues grow over the next 5 years. Begun in 1997 with donations by African nationals, in 2011 we began seeing the real fruit of this vision begin to benefit the college financially.

We also use our campus as an increasing source of nutritional foods for our cafeteria and to provide jobs for students and neighbors. In addition African Christian College continues to explore creative ways to combine life-and-job skills education for our students with income production.

Our leadership is dedicated to a plan for financial sustainability using many strategies.

Looking into part of the orchard from campus     Immaculate returning from the garden     Looking between two rows of macadamia trees