A BRIEF SYNOPSIS ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A LESAN.
Who we are, where we came from, what we are about and where are we headed? Our vision and our mission?
The journey began years ago. It has been a long journey one full of God’s blessings and protection. It is one that started as a miraculous package created by God; a Girl Child; an assurance of victory via Christian Education and the blossoming of the girl child into a woman. A journey that continues as the woman becomes a member of an elite group of Christian women – LESA USA.
Lourdes Ex-Students Association-USA Inc. (LESA-USA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; an Alumni of Our Lady of Lourdes College, an all girls’ Secondary and High school in Bamenda, Cameroon.
OUR GOAL IS TO FOSTER AND PROMOTE THE EDUCATION AND HEALTH OF THE GIRL CHILD, AS SHE WOULD PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN SOCIETY. WE ACHIEVE THIS BY FOCUSING ON THREE MAJOR AREAS OF INTEREST:
OUR ALMA MATER:
We strive to improve the quality of life and foster the welfare of our students of Our Lady of Lourdes College Mankon, Bamenda through:
- Computers for the school
- Books for the library
- Improve Sanitation
- Maintenance of the LESA USA water project
- Mattresses for students
- Equipping the infirmary with fist aid supplies, medications
- Replace desks and lockers in the classrooms
Branches engage in outreach projects in their local community by singing in church, serving in the soup kitchen, activities at the nursing home, donations to a local charity, feeding the homeless, joining the local Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization, etc..
FORMER STUDENTS OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES:
- Spiritual enrichment.
Sisterhood. Being your sisters’ companion in happy and sad times.
Empowerment sessions through various topics of interest: Health care, estate planning, Job search tips, Housekeeping, Christianity, maternity concerns, infant child care, entrepreneurship and small business matters, protecting your credit score and identity theft, budget management, team building, children’s health (dental, vision, medical), peer pressure issues that kids face every day (sex, drugs, alcohol, crime), maintaining a positive attitude, coping skills, coping with the loss of loved ones, coping with cancer, infertility, depression, coping with sick children (sickle cell, mental illnesses, ADHD, autism, down’s syndrome etc.).
LESA USA’s SCHOLARSHIP FUND AIMS TO
MAXIMIZE THE EDUCATIONAL
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS
And Skills That Form The Foundation For
Life-long Learning And Professional Success.