The university / college Catholic student movement, International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS) Africa, had its 12 th Pan African Assembly and also celebrated its 60th anniversary in Abidjan, Cote D’ Ivoire under the theme; “African youth celebrating 60 years of engagement in sustainable integral human development and in conversation of future action” from October 09-19, 2018. About 80 IMCS representatives and affiliates from 22 African countries were present.
During the Pan African Assembly which is held every 4 years, elections are held to elect 2 people – 1 anglophone and 1 francophone – to lead IMCS Pan African Coordination office. This year, out of 7 candidates, Ethiopia’s Fasika Lachore and democratic Republic of Congo’s Monganzimbi Kwenzongo Aurellie have been elected to lead the office for the next 4 years.
Fasika Lachore was leading the student movement in Bahir Dar. After graduating with a degree in Information Technology in July 2015, he went on to work in the Eparchy of Bahir Dar – Dessie in communications and pastoral office, and was the contact person for the student movements in the eparchy. He has also taken part in a two-month internship in the IMCS Pan African Coordination Office in Nairobi, Kenya during the summer of 2016. Currently, he is working at St. Vincent Dawn of Hope Catholic School in Bahir Dar and pursuing his Masters Degree in Software Engineering in Bahir Dar University (degree expected July 2019.) He was recommended by IMCS Ethiopia to run for the office since he fulfills all the criteria put forth by the IMCS Pan African Coordination Office. IMCS Ethiopia is very pleased and thankful to God for his election.
They have committed to do their very best to support his office and make IMCS Africa great!