Tanzania is not highly urbanised, and university students often come from a traditional village context. At university, they find themselves in what is a more plural environment than perhaps anywhere else in the country.
Many Christian students will seek out fellowship while they’re away from home, and there’s one ‘tribe’ which is especially transportable: your church denomination. Most denominations are represented in some form of campus fellowship, so it’s probably not hard for students to find a group they have affinity with. This is what the fellowships seem to provide in abundance: a familiar church setting for students away from home. Read more