Bishop Elie Buconyori accepting award from Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza at ceremony

President Nkurunziza gives award

The Rector of Hope Africa University and leader of the Free Methodist Church, Bishop Dr. Elie A. BUCONYORI was awarded a “National Certificate of Achievement” by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Burundi. Hon. Pierre NKURUNZIZA on Monday, May 2nd, 2011. The event took place during Labour Day at a town stadium of Kirundo Province in the northern part of the country.

Gerald Bates, President of Friends of Hope Africa University, reflected on this award,

“This honor represents one more recognition of the value of Hope Africa University as a major contributor of hope in a part of the world where very often hope has been in short supply.”

We celebrate with Hope Africa University and join President Nkurunziza in congratulating Bishop Elie on this achievement!  You can read more about the award and see more pictures from the presentation by clicking on the Hope Africa University banner at the top of our website or by going here.