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Lourdes College @ 50 "Celebrating Success With gratitude"

Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon is an all-girls Catholic school that opened its doors in 1963 to the first 36 girls, the college is turning 50 years in 2013. Over 3000 girls have now passed through the college and live in every continent on earth. This prestigious institution is owned by the Arch Diocese of Bamenda under the leadership of Mgr. Cornelius Fontem Esua. The college is managed by the Holy Rosary Missionary Sisters who have consistently maintained excellent academic and moral standards in the school till date, making Our Lady of Lourdes College the icon and model for academic institutions and excellence in Cameroon. Lourdes Ex-Student Association; LESA was created in 1971; the organization celebrated 40 years (Ruby jubilee) in 2011 with branches and sub-branches in Cameroon, Nigeria, Canada, UK and the USA. LESA USA branch, also known as, LESA USA Alumnae will be kicking off the Golden Jubilee celebrations under the theme: ‘Lourdes College @ 50 Celebrating Success with Gratitude’ LESAns in the USA will mark celebrations for the Golden Jubilee in a three day fun-packed weekend June 8-10 2012. Our guests of honor for this memorable event are Past Principals: Rev. Sr. Mary Neville and Rev. Sr. Nuala Lahert coming from Ireland.


Professor Rose Leke

As LESANS, we acknowledge that despite our great achievements, there is a great deal to learn from an accomplished intellectual like Professor Rose Leke who will be speaking at our Fundraising Gala on Saturday June 09th, 2012. Our Principal Patrons Sir Bryant and his beautiful wife and dynamic LESAN Mrs.Henrietta Orjiako are  coming all the way from Nigeria to commemorate this event. 

Our Sunday picnic is the most fun filled family time you can imagine starting with a 5K race, games, music, food and drinks. Celebrations began early this year with a visit to the Holy Rosary Missionary Sisters Convent in Philadelphia. The aim of this visit was to say thank you to the Holy Rosary Missionary Order and to reconnect with this congregation of women who continue to make huge sacrifices to provide quality education like the one we received in Lourdes College. The highlight of the visit was the laying of a wreath on the resting place of the very first Principal of the college, Rev. Sr. Mary Hewson who is also one of the founders of LESA. 

In August 2012, as part of preparations for the Golden Jubilee Celebrations, LESA is organizing a Religious Pilgrimage to the Vatican and Lourdes, France the site of the Apparition of Mary to Bernadette. 

For more about Lourdes College and LESA visit us at:
www.lesaglobal.org and www.lourdescollege.cm

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