On Monday 13 September 2021, Brother Superior General Robert SCHIELER, has appointed Brother Jean Bosco BIGIRIMANA as President of the Delegation of Rwanda, for a third term of three years, running from 11 December 2021 to 10 December 2024.
Born on 15 November 1973, Brother Jean Bosco made his first vows on 15 June 2002, then his perpetual vows on 3 October 2009. He has held several positions of responsibility in his Delegation, among others, as Prefect of Discipline and teacher of French and Religion. He was also Director of TTC De La Salle in Byumba. Brother BIGIRIMANA was appointed for a first term from 2015 to 2018, then for a second term from 2018 to 2021.
Our congratulations and encouragement to Brother President Jean Bosco BIGIRIMANA, for this third term at the head of the Delegation of Rwanda.


The closing of the Tercentenary of the birth in Heaven of Saint John-Baptist De La Salle in the District of the Gulf of Benin took place in two parts and three elements: a day of reflection, a thanksgiving Mass and an agape.

On Saturday, November 16th 2019, in the premises of the Christ the Redeemer Centre “Brother Home”, a conference was held on the contribution of the Christian schools to the formation of the citizen and the values to be promoted in the catholic schools. The two conferences were given by Mrs. QUASHIE Maryse, Lecturer in Educational Sciences at the University of Lomé and Father Pierre-Marie Chanel AFFOGNON, National Director of Catholic Education of Togo. Brothers Rodrigue TOEPPEN and Valère ADONSOU, with Brother Romain SODEY as introducer, successively assured moderation. These two conferences were interspersed with an exhibition of the Lasallian bibliography and iconography and that of other congregations. After lunch and a brief moment of respite, the participants had a grateful testimony of a group of former students from the different schools of the Brothers. The panel that followed was moderated by Professor GOEH-AKUE Michel from the Department of History of the University of Lomé. The panellists, Mr. NAO Christophe, Mr. DIKA Théophile, Br. Benoît MAPAYENE and Sister Louise de Jésus ASSIVON, dealt with the condition of the Christian teacher.

During the general debate, which closed the day, the various interventions made a diagnosis of the condition of the teaching profession in front of an audience of academics and practitioners from the world of education who made concrete proposals for the valorisation of their conditions.

The second day, Sunday 17th November, took place in the parish of Notre-Dame Sous la Croix of Agbalepedogan, the solemn closing mass of the jubilee, a mass animated by the choir “Les Séraphins de La Salle” made up of former students of the College of Togoville. The Eucharist was presided over by the Very Reverend Father Jean Innocent Bertin AGBOBLY-ATAYI, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Lomé. For the celebrant as well as for Brother Paulin DEGBE, Visitor of the District, Saint John- Baptist de La Salle remains “a reference point in the history of education”, an innovator in the human and religious formation of poor children and young people. John-Baptist De La Salle, Patron Saint of educators, affirmed very pertinently: “God wants all men to come to the knowledge of the truth, and he cannot want this without giving children teachers who contribute to the execution of this plan”.

After this celebration, the guests, made up of priests, religious men and women, delegations of professors from the schools of Togo and Benin, former students, Young Lasallians, Signum Fidei and parishioners, took part in the feast at the Provincial House which was given a new look for the occasion and aroused the admiration of all.

Apart from those who had fallen ill due to the fatigue, the other Lasallians gathered the next day to get the place cleaned and reorganized.

Brother Pierre-Claver MENSAH

Provincialate, Lomé

CIL programme 2019 in Abidjan: reflections from Mary Hyam

What an honour and a privilege it was to be invited to represent the Lwanga District (Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mozambique and South Africa) at the African Regional meeting of the International Lasallian Council (CIL) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in August 2019. The participants represented Lasallian institutions from all over Africa – both English and French speaking countries.

 The delegates of the Region to the International Assembly for the Lasallian Educational Mission (AIMEL) of 2020 in Rome prepared their proposals during this CIL session.

The two-week meeting comprised a period of Lasallian formation followed by reflection on how our districts have carried out the goals of the 2013 AIMEL. We then worked on proposals, which will be submitted for consideration at the next International Assembly in 2020. » Read more

CIL Nairobi 2018: RELAF is facing four pastoral challenges


From November 5 to 23, 2018, in Nairobi, the international CIL meeting (Lasallian International Centre) brought together about fifty lasallian Brothers, Sisters and Lay people from 27 countries of the five Regions of the lasallian Family. This lasallian event which is part of the Tricentenary calendar of the birth in Heaven of Saint John Baptist de La Salle is placed under the heading “walking with young people: a gospel adventure”. » Read more

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