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Ivory Coast – Start of the Academic Year in the CELAF

Ivory  Coast – Start of the Academic Year in the CELAF

The CELAF Institute began its academic year of 2017-2018 on September 14th in a ceremony attended by members of the executive committee, the administration, the teachering staff, those in charge of the community, the students (new and old) and invited guests. After the prayer led by Sister Germaine Toty, Coordinator of the ISVR, Brother Simon […]

Kenya – A Warm Reception of Brothers in Homa Bay Diocese

Kenya – A Warm Reception of Brothers in Homa Bay Diocese

The delegates from the Brothers of the Christian Schools paid a visit to Homa Bay Diocese on September 26, 2017, where they received a warm reception from the local Ordinary Bishop Philip Anyolo. “Your visit dear Brothers is so important to me and to my Diocese, for I have been looking forward to any missionary […]

South Sudan – Hopeful Not Hopeless

South Sudan – Hopeful Not Hopeless

I have sometimes been asked what hope is there for South Sudan? Tribal divisions have become very deep, and almost everybody has lost relatives and friends in this senseless violence. Amnesty International quotes a staggering, horrible statistic: ‘A survey conducted in 2015 by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) found that 72% of women living […]

A New Publication by Brother Pierre Ouattara

A New Publication by Brother Pierre Ouattara

There is a new publication by Brother Pierre Ouattara entitled “Educating for Vulnerability: an urgent need for our time (a critical approach to the notion of autonomy)”. It is available from the Reprographics Service of CELAF at the price of 8.000 FCA. What is the theme of the book?     The achievements and the misdeeds of […]

Kenya – Lasallian Peace Walk to Nakuru Women Prison

Kenya – Lasallian Peace Walk to Nakuru Women Prison

Young Lasallians, students and staff members from Mwangaza College in Nakuru took part in the annual Lasallian Peace Walk on September 23, 2017 from Mwangaza College to Nakuru women’s prison to promote hope and peace among women living behind bars. The walk started at around 10am from the college to the prison, a distance of […]

Abidjan: opening of the 2017-2018 academic year at CELAF Institute

Abidjan: opening of the 2017-2018 academic year at CELAF Institute

Catholic schools in Africa aim at helping citizens become aware of their dignity and right to a full life, and at forming the leading elites of society, among other things. These are also the goals of the CELAF (Centre Lasallien Africain – African Lasallian Center). In fact, to mark the opening of the 2017-2018 academic […]

Kenya – First Profession of Religious Vows 2017

Kenya – First Profession of Religious Vows 2017

Five second year novices from Lwanga District of Africa made their first religious profession of vows as Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Brothers) on the 8th of July, 2017 at De La Salle International Novitiate in Nairobi, Kenya. The five newly professed brothers are: Aron Ontita, Moses Muriuki and Samuel Roba of […]

Burkina Faso – First Vows in the Inter-African Novitiate in Bobo-Dioulasso

Burkina Faso – First Vows in the Inter-African Novitiate in Bobo-Dioulasso

“The harvest of the Lord is abundant, but the labourers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to the harvest.” Matthew 9: 37,38 The 9th of June was a memorable day for the Institute, because it was increased by the acceptance of ten (10) new Brothers. Indeed, the ten members of […]

South Sudan – Papal Donation for South Sudan

South Sudan – Papal Donation for South Sudan

Yesterday, in Rome, Pope Francis offered direct support to our ministry in South Sudan – more than €100,000 to our Solidarity Teacher Training College in Yambio where there are 124 student from various tribes in South Sudan and Nuba mountains, living in residence and training together to become primary school teachers. It was very pleasing […]

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