The Ahfad University for Women (AUW) is a private, non-sectarian university for women located in Omdurman, Sudan. Founded in 1966 with 23 students in one department, AUW now has over 5,000 students and offers a five-year Bachelor’s Degree in six undergraduate schools and a Master’s Degree in two areas. The goal of AUW is to prepare women to assume informed leadership roles in their families, communities and the nation. AUW works to achieve this goal by offering high quality instruction with emphasis on strengthening women’s roles in national and rural development and achieving equity for women in Sudanese society. Ahfad University for Women’s website>>
“The university’s philosophy is to prepare women to assume greater roles in their families and communities, and in the nation as a whole. To that end, the university enrolls women from all over Sudan and prepares them to be proactive change agents and leaders. Civic engagement has become an integral part of the institution’s academic activities. The university’s policies promote civic engagement as part of its mission. This includes undertaking community development programs to serve the needs of communities; organizing outreach programs to raise awareness and establish networks; and building partnerships with the private sector, government and civil society organizations.” Read more of AUW’s institutional profile>>
Family Health Center
Ahfad Family Health Centre was formally established in 1994 in collaboration with the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA). The Centre promotes the health of the local community by providing quality comprehensive services (curative, preventive and promotive) to a defined population in the context of PHC strategies. Health education is provided at all levels based on the health status of the population.