Why establish a University in Karagwe?
The decision to establish Karagwe University College (KARUCO) was made by the 16th General Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, Karagwe Diocese in 2006. The aim of establishing KARUCO is to prepare young people from Tanzania and other African countries who will transform poor agricultural communities and build a prosperous, just und sustainable society.
KARUCO will focus on agriculture and environmental studies. The establishment of KARUCO is in line with the Diocesan vision of working towards a Christ centered society that is joyful, peaceful and holistically empowered”, which, among other strategic goals is to be achieved through;“Building a healthy and educated community by providing accessible and affordable social services.
Agriculture is the backbone of the Tanzanian economy. More than 80% of the Tanzanians are small-scale farmers. They engage in agricultural production mainly for subsistence. These people, who live in rural areas, face a lot of challenges including a lack of clean water, poor health services, poor infrastructures and poor education.
Karagwe Diocese holds education as critical to national economic development and alleviation of poverty. KARUCO wants to provide education which will help transform agriculture and bring about the sustainable development in Tanzania. KARUCO will focus on hands-on applications of best practices related to crop production, animal husbandry and business entrepreneurship. Students and faculty will collaborate with farmers in the community and will help create a transformed mindset that brings about economic development and growth.
KARUCO aims at training skilled personnel in environmental matters, who will help to avert the current trends of environmental degradations worldwide.
For more information about KARUCO:
ContactFor further information please contact:
The Rt. Bishop Dr. Benson Bagonza
Tel: +255 754 742 423
Rev. Dr. Brighton Katabaro, Coordinator,
Tel: +255 684 94 64 34 or +255 758 94 64 34