“Broadcasting the healing message of the gospel to a people in need.”
The Voice of Hope radio project started August 15th, 2008, being brought to life by short term missionaries who set up the station and trained operators. The radio station is housed in the new classroom building along with the journalism labs, and serves as part of HAU’s Communication Department.
Interestingly, this project was born when the president of Burundi asked the University to create a Christian radio station. He wanted radio that would play modern music, bring the gospel to his people, and help heal divisions created by the civil war.
The station also provides an outlet for and encourages production of original African Christian music, in addition to partnering with local health, political and evangelical organizations to reach the masses.
In 2010, US Senator Richard Lugar visited HAU and was interviewed on Voice of Hope Radio. Here is a video about his visit, as seen on Renaissance TV in Burundi.
“Out of half a century of international involvement I must say personally that this kingdom institution has a multiplier potential, through its graduates, to permeate society and to literally change the moral tone of a whole region of Africa, perhaps with influence on the whole continent.”