The International Council for Lasallian Association and the Educational Mission (CIAMEL), is a deliberative and collaborative body of Brothers and Partners representing the worldwide Institute. It is established for the animation and direction of all existing and future educational programs that embody the Lasallian mission. CIAMEL’s work reflects the ambition of supporting every student confided to our care, especially the poor and the most vulnerable.
In a fraternal spirit, the International Council of Association and the Lasallian Educational Mission met at the Generalate from 23 to 25 October 2018. This meeting began by welcoming the new members to the Council which includes two representatives of Lasallian women, newly appointed by Brother Superior General, and the new representative of IALU (International Association of Lasallian Universities).
During these three days of sharing, the preparation for the International Assembly of the Lasallian Educational Mission of 2020 (AIMEL 2020) took up a large part of the discussions. In order to prepare well for the assembly, CIAMEL worked on various documents including the Guide for Lasallian Formation for Mission, the Declaration on Lasallian Pedagogy and the Lasallian Family Identity Card. CIAMEL expressed its gratitude and satisfaction to the various Secretariats working on these documents for the progress made.
In addition to AIMEL 2020, CIAMEL appreciated the working plan submitted by Secretariat for Association and Mission that was presented. With the next meeting scheduled from 27 to 30 May 2019, the members of CIAMEL are continuing their reflection, especially on the evaluation of the Council’s activities.
Brother Ferdinand Biziyaremye