The RELAF Conference brings together all Brother Visitors and Auxiliary Visitors in RELAF, President of the Delegation, Sector Coordinators, members of the Regional Team and other Brothers in the General Service of the Institute. It is convened and presided by Brother General Councillor for RELAF which is a resource person and follows the implementation of the decisions and programs adopted for the entire Region.


Held once a year (usually in November), the RELAF Conference generally seeks to:

  • carry out the decisions of the Regional Assembly;
  • be a support to those responsible for common services;
  • organize the Regional Assembly;
  • evaluate the implementation of proposals and programs of the Region;

A Regional Assembly is also held at least once between two General Chapters of the Institute. It is aims to:

  • evaluate the previous period;
  • study specific issues related to the Church and to the Institute in Africa;
  • give orientations for the coming years;
  • approve the statutes and possible changes.

Guadalupana De La Salle Sisters in Benin


Since Thursday, May 28, 2015 the three Guadalupana De La Salle Sisters arrived in Benin, Gulf of Benin District. These Sisters are Angela Maria Sanchez Castana from Colombia, sisters; Laurencia ALPHONSE and Lanto Ortancia OLINIRINA, both from Madagascar. Sister Lanto Ortancia arrived May 25, 2015; and the other two on May 28, 2015. During her trip to Benin, Sister Laurencia in Nairobi was delayed because of a strike at the Bernardin Gantin International Airport of Cotonou; which resulted into an unexpected stay in Nairobi. » Read more


The Lasallian Region of Africa is a coordinating and collaboration body of the Institute of Brothers of Christian Schools in Africa and Madagascar. To this end, RELAF gathers all provinces (Districts) and the Delegation of the Institute present across the African continent.


Dedicated to education and formation of young people, the Brothers of the Christian Schools is now present in 20 African countries (South Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo Kinshasa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Guinea Conakry, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Togo).

In addition, this website also offers you information about the Institute of Brothers of Christian Schools as well as our different schools and universities, recent news and information about the various Districts and the Delegation in the Region.

Feast of Saint John Baptist de la Salle in Rwanda


As it has been in our traditions on May 15, the Lasallians celebrate Saint John Baptist De La Salle, heavenly Patron of all Christian educators. It is very significant for Lasallians and even for anyone who has had the chance to attend Lasallian Schools. This year’s celebration was special because a spiritual preparation of students embellished preparations for the event. The theme of the year: “LASALLIANS SOWERS OF JOY” was the theme shared during four days before the actual celebration. To make the sharing of the theme fruitful, we identified four sub-themes for four days. On the eve of May 15, the students of both schools organized a social evening during which the dances, poems, plays etc were performed. » Read more

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