African Rural University Uganda ARU Student Guild
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African Rural University students elect a guild president who represents their interests in council meetings and attends selected management meetings. Working hand in hand with management, they ensure there is a close link between University Administration and students.
ARU enhances students skills in leadership and management of their affairs, thus apart from the Students Guild President who serves for a full academic year, the Secretaries are elected on a rotational basis per Semester.
African Rural University is a value-based all women university that offers a professional discipline in Rural Development and enables students, staff and supporters have a shared vision and purpose;
An institution that has governance and management systems that nurture and promote participatory decision making, transformational education, training and endogenous knowledge development; products which include community practice, publications, public lectures, library, Rural Transformation Specialists and Research Methodology based on the Visionary Approach; Professional Board of Trustees, Council, Staff and Promoters grounded in the principles of the creative process, disciplines of a learning organization and holistic development.
ARU has a sustainable resource base and collaborates with public, private and academic institutions, Civil Society organizations, the donor community that share similar philosophy of empowerment of rural people for self-reliance.
The African Rural University for women provides transformational education to create effective change agents within an African development context. ARU applies theoretical learning, innovative instruction and field practice, so that ARU graduates can create conditions for people to improve their lives, transform their communities, awaken inherent leadership and increase their capacity for self-generating and sustainable change.