Welcome To Sisekelo Foundation

Swaziland Christian University (SCU) is a Christian-based University founded by a South Korean nonprofit organization, Africa Continent Mission (ACM). For the past thirty years, ACM has and is continually operating in the following African countries: Swaziland, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Kenya, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. SCU was established in response to Africa and Swaziland’s dire need for qualified health professionals. Currently the Swaziland government funds medical scholarships for students who can only access medicine at Universities in neighboring countries such as South Africa. All medical school fees are paid into South African Universities while a very small margin of the medical graduates return to practice medicine in Swaziland. SCU seeks to turnover this situation by making the university an internationally top-rated medical and ICT university. SCU offers a diverse curriculum with a special focus on Medicine and ICT.

Who Is Sisekelo

Swaziland Christian University (SCU) is a Christian-based University founded by a South Korean nonprofit organization, Africa Continent Mission (ACM). For the past thirty years, ACM has and is continually operating in the following African countries: Swaziland, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Kenya, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. SCU was established in response to Africa and Swaziland’s dire need for qualified health professionals. Currently the Swaziland government funds medical scholarships for students who can only access medicine at Universities in neighboring countries such as South Africa. All medical school fees are paid into South African Universities while a very small margin of the medical graduates return to practice medicine in Swaziland. SCU seeks to turnover this situation by making the university an internationally top-rated medical and ICT university. SCU offers a diverse curriculum with a special focus on Medicine and ICT.
Our Story:
Swaziland Christian University, as a Category A University operates solely with the funds from government. A mission university such as this, is modeled after many mission universities that have proven successful in the past. As the first medical university in Swaziland, much work needs to be done to recreate the medical landscape.
The Sisekelo Foundation, founded by SCU’s very own Chancellor, was established to support the mission of SCU. Sisekelo is Siswati for “cornerstone.” Our name is our mission. The foundation seeks to fundraise and become the cornerstone for the expansion of our University.
Our fundraising objectives are three-fold: student scholarships, funds for university facilities, and research grants. The Foundation as well as the University, believes there are many talented minds in Swaziland who are not recognized due to insufficient finances. By developing scholarships for needy but talented students, the foundation helps to foster more talented professionals within Swaziland. To successfully achieve its strategic objective of providing the first world class medical facility at University level in Swaziland, Sisekelo is required to obtain further donor funding to supplement the resources from the founding donors, local donors in Swaziland and donors internationally.
Together with talented faculty, students, and well-equipped facilities SCU promises to conduct ground-breaking research to benefit both Swazi society as well as other African countries.
Our Mission:
    To empower SCU students by providing the opportunity to learn in a well-equipped learning environment and become advanced global leaders.

Our Vision:

    We envision SCU benchmarked among the best Medical, ICT and Allied Health College on the global stage that are at the forefront of Medical and scientific research. We envision alumni transforming Swaziland.

Values:

    • Professional education through Christian value can aid Swaziland transform to a developed country.
    • Scholarships to needy but gifted students is the best investment for society
    • Innovative academic research can create jobs and stimulate economy.
1. Provide scholarships to students in addition to government scholarships
2. Provide well equipped educational facilities
    a. 1st year: Medical Labs (pathology, anatomy, physiology), Women’s Dormitory
    b. 2nd year: Library, ICT research lab
    c. 3rd year: Men’s Dormitory, art/music practice facility

3. Support academic research programs (Health Science, ICT, Community Service, Art)

Meet Our Team

Chun Gyeong Yoon
Chun Gyeong YoonChief Executive Officer
A professor of environmental science for more than twenty years by profession, he is interested in empowering the young generation of less privileged areas with professional education and Christian value so that they can transform their society. He is the founding chancellor of SCU.
Soobin Seong
Soobin SeongMain Secretary/International Projects Officer
A person with a heart for Africa, Soobin has worked previously with a nonprofit in America partnering with many nonprofits on the field. Now transferring to a nonprofit on the field, she is working towards her passion for access to health education for everyone.
Syndi Ntombi
Syndi NtombiMarketing & Public Relations Officer
A Corporate Communications Specialist by profession, she joined SCU in May 2014. She is passionate and shares the values of the Foundation for education, development, and community uplift.

Meet Our Board Members

Prof. Gloria Nam
Prof. Gloria NamHOD Nursing Dept. SCU & Chair of the Board of Directors SCU Sisekelo Foundation
Professor Dan J. Ncayiyana
Professor Dan J. NcayiyanaVice Chancellor SCU
“My vision is that for the Sisekelo Foundation to contribute to the empowerment of SCU students to be successful through the generosity of its donors.”
Dr. Soyinka A. Sonubi Mmed Fam. Med (Pretoria) Msc. Int. Health Management (Liverpool)
Dr. Soyinka A. Sonubi Mmed Fam. Med (Pretoria) Msc. Int. Health Management (Liverpool)Family Physician - Mbabane Clinic Private Hospital, Mbabane, Swaziland
“The idea of establishing a medical institution in Swaziland to train tomorrow’s medical professionals is a concept I believe would assist in strengthening both local and regional health systems on the long term. As an advocate of quality improvement in healthcare, especially primary healthcare, I consider my involvement in the foundation of this noble project and shared vision, an honour.”
Prof. Heeyoung So
Prof. Heeyoung SoSenior Lecturer Nursing Dept. SCU
“Be kind and compassionate to one another”