Brother Superior General Armin Luistro, has just appointed Brother TOEPPEN Yawo Rodrigue Romain, Visitor of the Lasallian District of West Africa (DILAO). Let us note at this point that DILAO was born from the merging of the District of the Gulf of Benin and the District of West Africa. Brother Rodrigue Romain is the first Brother Visitor of the DILAO.

Brother Visitor Rodrigue TOEPPEN, a native of Togo, has been perpetually professed since 2 September 2006 in the Congregation of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He has served as Director of works and communities in Benin and Togo. He was also Director General of the African Lasallian Centre (CELAF-Institute) in Ivory Coast. He was a capitulant at the 46th General Chapter of the Institute. Since the year 2020 until today, Brother Yawo is Director of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Dapaong in Togo.


Brother Armin LUISTRO, Superior General has appointed Brother Emmanuel MBOUA as Visitor Pro Tempore of the District of Central Africa for three years, until 1 July 2025, the official expiry date of the mandate of Brother DIRETENADJI Anatole, recently elected General Councillor.

We congratulate Brother Emmanuel and wish him all the best in his new responsibilities.


The Brothers of the Christian Schools of the Delegation of Rwanda, has the deep sorrow to announce the sudden death of our Brother Balthazar NSENGIYUMVA who was Director of the School of Arts in Nyundo. His death occurred this morning 12 August 2022 in Kigali.

Brother Balthazar was born on 6/08/1957. He made his first vows in the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools on 14/06/1987, then perpetual vows on 25/07/1995. He was a teacher of Psychopedagogy at the Groupe Scolaire De La Salle Byumba, and of French in the different schools of the Brothers. He was also President of the Delegation of the Brothers in Rwanda, then Director of the Groupe Scolaire De La Salle Byumba from 2002 to 2011. Since 2019, he was the Director of the Nyundo School of Arts.

May the Creator welcome his son and our Brother in his eternal Peace! The programme of the funeral will be communicated later.

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God” Wisdom 3, 1

                                                                       Brother Jean Bosco BIGIRIMANA

                                                                         President of the Delegation of Rwanda

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