The CYNESA Burundi team is delighted to share with you news of its first meeting, which took place on a bright Sunday morning, July 13th 2014, on the premises of the Jesuit-run Holy Spirit High School, in the capital Bujumbura.
The CYNESA Burundi Team
The purpose of the meeting was to offer a platform for sharing the outcomes of the CYNESA Summit 2014; its mission, objectives and programs.
After a breif presentation on CYNESA by the Burundi Country Director, Ms. Micheline Leila Butoyi, members had the opportunity for discussions and exchange of ideas, followed by a Q and A session chaired by Ms. Butoyi.
Many useful suggestions were made, including some concrete and wise suggestions by a Jesuit of the Rwanda-Burundi region, Jean Bosco NIYOKWIZERA. In his remarks, he said, “Do not dream of changing the world, rather it is necessary to acquire the world. We must aim high, while keeping our feet on the ground because we are still in the process of hatching.”
He urged participants at the meeting to remain committed and to especially start by changing small things and bad habits of everyday life as it these changes that make the difference and lead the move towards greater things.
The meeting ended with a family photo and the next rendezvous scheduled for August 2014, to plan and initiate activities.
By: Butoyi Leila Micheline – Country Director, CYNESA Burundi.