Leontine T. C. Kelly Scholarship Fund

Bright Mutingwende meets Angella Current Felder, Bishop Kelly’s daughter, on the Africa University campus. Photo by Richard Fotsin, Africa University.

As  Zimbabwe was embroiled in hyperinflation that crippled its economy, Africa University student Bright Mutingwende was able to enroll and attend classes through the scholarship support he received from the Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly Endowed Scholarship Fund for his Accounting degree. He is the third recipient.
At one point during Zimbabwe’s economic crisis, Africa University was the only one of the country’s 13 universities to remain open and holding classes.
The scholarship was established in 2000 at the university in old Mutare, Zimbabwe. Twenty-four African nations are represented in the university’s 1200-member student body.
Bishop Kelly, who turned 91 on March 5, lives in Oakland.
Bishop Kelly’s daughter, Angella Current-Felder is a member of Africa University’s board of directors and advisory development committee. During her attendance at the March 2011 meeting of the board, Ms. Current-Felder met with Brighton to bring him greetings from her mother, and to give him a copy of her book, Breaking Barriers: An African American Family and the Methodist Story which included her mother’s journey to the episcopacy.
The General Conference of The United Methodist Church established Africa University in 1988.  For information: contact the AU Development Office, P. O. Box 340007, Nashville, TN   37203-0007, call (615) 340-7438,or visit: www.support-africauniversity.org