Contact nr 2 – Letter to the friends of the French Sector

Voix d’Afrique was, until recently, the magazine of the French sector for families and friends of the White Fathers in France. It has recently been replaced by a publication in PDF format, entitled “Contact”, normally sent by e-mail. Containing articles written by the Missionaries of Africa that may be of interest to a wide audience, we are publishing it here, as well as a briefly translated version in English on the English site. In case of doubt about any of the information, please refer to the French original.

Mazingira Prize for Michel Dubois

Mazingira Prize for Michel Dubois

Mini-Lien n°501

Here, on the Sanctuary Hill, Michel has planted 2400 pine trees.

Recently, our confrere Michel Dubois received the “Mazingira” award in recognition of his contribution to the environment (mazingira in Swahili) in South Kivu (Bukavu). He planted some 2400 pine trees on the Lukananda Hill, also known as the Hill of Sanctuary. After spending almost thirty years in Congo, our brother Michel is now in the community of Pau-Billère. Bravo, Michel, for this sign of recognition that you amply deserve. Here is a transcript of the letter that was sent to him:

Good Day Mr Michel Dubois

The Environmental and Agro-Rural Civil Society of Congo SOCEARUCO South Kivu, has the honour to present you with an honorary award for your commitment to the restoration of the landscape of the city of Bukavu and the hill of Lukananda. This event will be organised on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Kahuzi Biega National Park. This is why our jury committee has decided to reward the merits of the few individuals and legal entities that have contributed to the protection of the environment in the DRC and South Kivu.

It is in this context that we are contacting you in order to solicit you to designate a person who can represent you and receive on your behalf the “Mazingira Prize” (2020 edition) which is awarded to you. Please note that this prize will be awarded at the headquarters of the Kahuzi Biega National Park on Monday 30/11/2020 from 9 a.m. in Tchivanga.

My warmest greetings,

MSc Josué ARUNA