WITNESSES TO HOPE

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FOR A BETTER AFRICA:
WHAT HAVE WE DONE? WHAT ARE WE DOING?
WHAT SHOULD WE DO?


7th WORLD CONGRESS OF JESUIT ALUMNI/AE

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WITNESSES TO HOPE

  1. 1. WITNESSES TO HOPE FOR A BETTER AFRICA: WHAT HAVE WE DONE ? WHAT ARE WE DOING ? WHAT SHOULD WE DO ? 7 th WORLD CONGRESS OF JESUIT ALUMNI/AE
  2. 2. WORLD UNION OF JESUIT ALUMNI/AE – WUJA BURUNDI ASSOCIATION OF JESUIT ALUMNI/AE – ABAJ with ALUMNI/AE of the DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO and RWANDA WUJA ABAJ Organised by
  3. 3. AIRPORT- BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI 21 – 22 July Arrival “ Bonjour” 27 – 28 July Departure “ Merci”
  4. 4. BUJUMBURA ON THE BANKS OF LAKE TANGANYIKA 22 – 27 July All events at Bujumbura
  5. 5. CENTRAL MARKET, TAXI, TAILORS Capital City Bujumbura
  6. 6. 23 July Opening Mass KIRIRI CAMPUS CHURCH
  7. 7. 23 July Opening Mass Archbishop of Buj Evarist Ngoyagoye Bishop of Bukavu Apostolic Nuncio ARCHBISHOP: BURUNDI HAS A RELIGIOUS BUT DIFFICULT BACKGROUND GRATITUDE TO ALL FOR SUPPORT - COMING TO BURUNDI
  8. 8. 23 July Opening Mass ARCHBISHOP …. LOOK AT CONGRESS THROUGH EYES OF THE YOUNG ACHIEVEMENT OF COLLEGE CHOIR
  9. 9. 23 July Welcome BURUNDI   ”ingoma” DRUMMERS & DANCERS
  10. 10. 23 July Inauguration Kiriri Campus Auditorium ABAJ PRESIDENT – GREGOIRE BANYIYEZAKO: WELCOME TO DELEGATES
  11. 11. 23 July Inauguration Kiriri Campus Auditorium WUJA PRESIDENT – BERNARD THOMPSON: CONGRESSES are INSPIRATIONAL. NEED TO SHORTEN GAP TO 4 Yrs LISTENING MOST IMPORTANT IN DISCUSSION WUJA NETWORKS, PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR SHARING YOU ARE THE WORLD UNION USE TODAYS TOOLS TO ATTRACT TODAYS ALUMNI
  12. 12. BURUNDI 1 ST VICE PRESIDENT – YVES SAHINGUVU: LAND OF 1001 HILLS COMING BACK TO NORMALCY THANKS FOR CHOOSING BURUNDI - TRIBUTE TO FIRST JESUITS MOVE MOUNTAINS OF BURUNDI TO THE HIGH SEAS SO THAT WE ARE NO MORE LANDLOCKED NEED UNIVERSITY OF EXCELLENCE 23 July Inauguration Kiriri Campus Auditorium Lunch on Campus Beer Beans Beef
  13. 13. MEETING OF THE OUTGOING COUNCIL President – Bernard Thompson Secretary – Francois-Xavier Camenen Jesuit Counsellor – Pierre Salembier sj 23 July Outgoing Council Closing meeting Kiriri Campus Conference Hall Directory Presented – corrections requested Candidates for election confirmed Accounts since 2003 Congress Presented Report on Arrupe Association 430 Associations with WUJA 31 Countries represented
  14. 14. LUNCHES ON THE LAWNS 24 - 27 July St Spirit Lycee Gihosha
  15. 15. HANDICRAFTS 24 -27 July St Spirit Lycee Gihosha
  16. 16. 24 July Focus Sessions St Spirit Lycee Gihosha MODERATORS Sina Buraimoh Conrad Gonsalves Group Discussions Peter Henriot sj: JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS, LUSAKA OUR POTENTIAL OUTWEIGHS OUR PROBLEMS Frank Turner sj, OCIPE – CATHOLIC OFFICE FOR INITIATIVE AND INFORMATION IN EUROPE Nicola Bwakira, Jean Prieur, Delphin Nzosaba
  17. 17. 24 July Focus Sessions St Spirit Lycee Gihosha MODERATORS Sina Buraimoh Conrad Gonsalves Group Discussions Responses: Sponsor scholars – African Youth not returning to their country after education Church needs to be united Africa’s contribution to the world – Art , Music, Culture Address issues of Gender, Youth and Access to Education Fr General : Africa - A very intelligent, energetic, joyful people that do not receive the care and attention that they deserve Priority of UNDERSTANDING Slavery, natural resources extracted, neo colonialism Priority of RESPECT Non-Africans: Africa is the dark continent and not only because of the colour of skins. Aids, genocide, corruption, poverty, war, illiteracy, hunger. This is NOT Africa Need to focus on the positive. Democratic successes Priority of RESPONSE Arms are not made in Africa but by the 5 promoters of peace The future of the world depends upon the future of Africa Peter Henriot sj: JESUIT CENTRE FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS, LUSAKA OUR POTENTIAL OUTWEIGHS OUR PROBLEMS
  18. 18. 24 July Focus Sessions St Spirit Lycee Gihosha MODERATORS Sina Buraimoh Conrad Gonsalves Group Discussions Frank Turner sj, OCIPE – CATHOLIC OFFICE FOR INITIATIVE AND INFORMATION IN EUROPE Africa is Rich – Africans are Poor Case Study based on the previous overview session: OCIPE’s collaboration project with DRC – European and African Jesuit related institutions working together Transnational Corporations were involved in criminal or unethical behaviour. Bribery, corruption, abuse of human rights, armed groups used for protection. Need for Corporate Social Responsibility Challenges – Political advocacy & Partnership process RESPONSES Nicola Bwakira Focus on education,Collaborate Asia/Europe, Jean Prieur IST-AC :Technical schools Douala / 60 engineers per year Delphin Nzosaba Return to the drawing board to rebuild , use ICT tools
  19. 19. 24 July Cultural Evening Islamic Cultural Centre ARTISTS OF THE COUNTRIES OF THE GREAT LAKES DUET ALFRED AND BERNARD on the MUSICAL BOW “idono” VIOLIN AND SONG SONIA RASQUINHA ( OUR HOST FAMILY) TAMBOURINAIRES “ingoma” DRUMS OF MAKEBUKA ( GITEGA)
  20. 20. 24 July Cultural Evening Islamic Cultural Centre ARTISTS OF THE COUNTRIES OF THE GREAT LAKES CULTURAL CLUB HIGA (BUJUMBURA) TROUP INGANJI (RWANDA)
  21. 21. 24 July Cultural Evening Islamic Cultural Centre ARTISTS OF THE COUNTRIES OF THE GREAT LAKES BALLET – REBIRTHOF BUKAVU (DRC)
  22. 22. 25 July Focus Sessions St Spirit Lycee Gihosha MODERATORS Geronce Belegamire Alaine DeNeefe Group Discussions Ferdinand Muhinguirwa sj & Rigobert Minani sj CEPAS – RESEARCH CENTRE FOR SOCIAL ACTION, KINSHASA PEACE & DEVELOPMENT ISSUES IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION Michael Czerny sj: AJAN - AFRICAN JESUIT NETWORK AGAINST AIDS, NAIROBI Bob Albertijn sj, Reginald Moreels,Christian Munezero, Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe
  23. 23. 25 July Focus Sessions St Spirit Lycee Gihosha MODERATORS Geronce Belegamire Alaine DeNeefe Group Discussions Ferdinand Muhinguirwa sj & Rigobert Minani sj CEPAS – RESEARCH CENTRE FOR SOCIAL ACTION, KINSHASA PEACE & DEVELOPMENT ISSUES IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION Conflicts in Africa – a step backward. Media focuses on conflicts and forgets the suffering – genocide, disease, hunger. Bad Governance - Colonization left scars Tension about Resources Ethnic differences and nationalism 7 countries had conflicts, Foreigners war on Congolese land Positive International Conference of the Great Lakes Region Conflicts and violence an eminently planned enterprise by the organisers Alumni of Great Lakes to create pressure groups Who benefits from the wars? Resources stolen Role of UN not enough Church not present enough – Can create a Centre for Peace
  24. 24. 25 July Focus Sessions St Spirit Lycee Gihosha MODERATORS Geronce Belegamire Alaine DeNeefe Group Discussions Bob Albertijn sj, Reginald Moreels, Christian Munezero, Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe – originator of the Ebola Vaccine Michael Czerny sj: AJAN - AFRICAN JESUIT NETWORK AGAINST AIDS, NAIROBI JESUIT ALUMNI & THE STRUGGLE AGAINST AIDS AIDS the greatest threat to Africa since the slave trade to be faced as a whole and not just a medical crisis. AIDS will be the mission of the church for 100 years AIDS is complex, statistics discouraging, finance out of reach Work being done in 30 sun Saharan countries in Africa Integral support and pastoral care Value-based education as a solid basis for prevention Treatment and Good nutrition
  25. 25. 25 July JAAI REPORT St Spirit Lycee Gihosha PRESENTED BY Ronald D’Costa Naresh Gupta STRUCTURE OF JAAI WE DO: EDUCATION, HEALTH, EXCHANGE, WATER, EMERGENCY, RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WE CAN DO: EDUCATE TEACHERS, TEACH ENGLISH
  26. 26. 25 July Dinner with Fr General FR GENERAL AT GREGOIRE’S HOUSE WITH MEMBERS OF OUTGOING COUNCIL AND ORGANISERS OF THE CONGRESS
  27. 27. 25 July Indian Hosts INDIANS HOSTED BY INDIANS Roland and Carmelita Rasquinha From Mangalore, St Aloysius And Alchem, Burundi
  28. 28. 15 - 22 July Pre Congress Programme For Young Alumni/ae EXPERIMENTS IN BURUNDI AND BUKAVA MAJOR CHALLENGES TO BE ADDRESSED IN AFRICA INCLUDED ACTIVITIES WITHIN CENTRES FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN HIV/AIDS ORPHANS AND VISITS TO HOSPITALS
  29. 29. 15 - 22 July Pre Congress Programme For Young Alumni/ae FEEDBACK ON EXPERIMENTS Need to provide prior information to help participants to prepare Funding Required Aim for 10 participants per country Can older persons also participate Follow-up required. Enhance equipment, provide scholarships Need qualified medical personnel Appoint persons in charge of youth Committee of one person per country Provide youth with responsibility Websites Training for political commitment EXPERIMENTS IN BURUNDI AND BUKAVA MAJOR CHALLENGES TO BE ADDRESSED IN AFRICA INCLUDED ACTIVITIES WITHIN CENTRES FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN HIV/AIDS ORPHANS AND VISITS TO HOSPITALS
  30. 30. 26 July St Spirit Lycee Gihosha FR GENERAL AFRICA ONE OF JESUIT PRIORITIES GIFT FROM INDIA
  31. 31. AFRICA – ONE OF JESUIT PRIORITIES JESUITS NOT NEEDED IF ONLY TO GROW INTO ADULTS JESUITS CANNOT WORK WITHOUT COLLABORATION CHALLENGES: Justice for All Good Education for All Healthy Open Environment for All Life with Purpose – Hope for All CHALLENGES HAVE DEMANDS : Personal Values – Men and Women for Others Attract Young People – Local & Global Proper Structures – Old Officers not to hold on ADVISE TO YOUNG JESUITS SAME TO ALUMNI : Indepth Analysis of Information Creative solutions – world changing fast Live with deep spirituality or work will have no value CHANGE NAME OF ASSOCIATION IF OUTDATED HIGH EXPECTATIONS OF EDUCATION FROM JESUITS WORK IN COLLABORATION JESUITS & ALUMNI NEED TRAINING TO COLLABORATE 26 July St Spirit Lycee Gihosha FR GENERAL
  32. 32. 26 July St Spirit Lycee Gihosha INDIA MEETS AFRICA TEACH A TEACHER FROM AFRICA Bed colleges sponsor students Tuition and board
  33. 33. 26 July St Spirit Lycee Gihosha INDIA MEETS AFRICA TEACH ENGLISH TO GROUPS Volunteer groups to conduct English language workshops
  34. 34. REPORTS OF GROUP DISCUSSIONS WORLD UNION Improve communication on the website – facebook? Jesuits to know what alumni are doing Quick report on congress conclusions New council to set priorities. Create Task Groups Collect Arupe Dollar ALUMNI WITH INSTITUTION Personal commitment to institution Social projects of school or invent new ones Exchanges between school students and faculty Assist in funding ALUMNI WITH SOCIETY OF JESUS Develop info on work of SJ Advocacy programme Need for a University of Excellence in the Great Lakes region 26 July St Spirit Lycee Gihosha REPORTS OF GROUPS RAPPORTIER LAURENT GREGOIRE
  35. 35. FROM CONGRESS VENUE TO MASS 26 July St Spirit Lycee Gihosha
  36. 36. CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART 26 July St Spirit Lycee Gihosha MASS FR GENERAL
  37. 37. CONGRESS DINNER ON THEKIRIRI CAMPUS 26 July Dinner
  38. 38. GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND ELECTIONS MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT OF BURUNDI: 500 NEW SCHOOL BUILT – NEED TEACHERS WUJA PRESIDENT REPORT 3 Meetings held during term 10 Executive meetings Difficulty of forming NGO – infrastructure and Finance and One China policy ETC well published TREASURER REPORT Motivate associations to contribute Loan to Burundi convert to contribution ? Arupe Association to be supported – part of WUJA 450 associations in WUJA 30 countries represented Reduce gap between congresses to four years Elections of Officers and Representatives 27 July St Spirit Lycee Gihosha GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  39. 39. THE NEW COUNCIL President Tom Bausch Vice President Alaine DeNeefe Secretary Francois-Xavier Camenen Treasurer Conrad Gonsalves South Asia Ronald D’Costa & Naresh Gupta 27 July St Spirit Lycee Gihosha NEW COUNCIL MEETING
  40. 40. JAAI REPRESENTATIVES ON THE WORLD COUNCIL Treasurer Conrad Gonsalves South Asia Ronald D’Costa & Naresh Gupta 27 July St Spirit Lycee Gihosha
  41. 41. SALSA EXHIBITION 27 July Lawns of St Spirit Lycee Gihosha COCKTAIL PARTY
  42. 42. SALSA EXHIBITION 27 July Lawns of St Spirit Lycee Gihosha COCKTAIL PARTY
  43. 43. END LA FIN ADIEU
  44. 44. SEPT 2013 MEDELLIN COLUMBIA 8th WORLD CONGRESS OF JESUIT ALUMNI / AE CONGRESSES ARE INSPIRATIONAL SIX YEARS IS TOO LONG A GAP NEXT CONGRESS AFTER FOUR YEARS –Bernard Thompson BIENVENIDOS AL

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