7th Regional Assembly

Dear members of the Lasallian family,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Regional Assembly of the Lasallian Region of Africa (RELAF). This Assembly, the seventh of its kind, will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from April 2 to 5, 2023.

The participants in this Assembly are the Brother Visitors, Brother President, Brother Auxiliary Visitor, Brother Sector Coordinators, Brother Directors of formation houses and Higher Institutions, delegates of our Districts and Delegation, Presidents of Commissions, members representing the Young Brothers, Young Lasallians and CIAMEL. Over three days, they will reflect on the life of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in the countries that makes up RELAF, and then lay out the pathways for the next seven years in the light of the 46th General Chapter.

We invite you to join us in prayer so that through the Holy Spirit we may build new paths that transform lives. May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, Blessed Brother Raphael-Louis Rafiringa and all the Saints and Blessed of the Institute intercede for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!


The Lasallian Region of Africa (RELAF) 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 22 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 and Ghana).

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