a. History

The idea of creating MIIC-BF (MIIC Burkina Faso) was born a few years ago after meeting a member of MIIC-Togo, Mr. Cyrille N’kawula. Indeed, after talking with Cyrille about ICMICA-Pax Romana. He instilled the interest  and the will to Martine Badoré YOUGBARE, and the latter was willing to get involved and talk to others around me about it.

b. Current Situation

Martine Badoré YOUGBARE met Father Anatole TIENDREBEOGO, chaplain of social groups. Then,  he talked to friends from his parish, and also to other members. To date, MIIC-BF has a small group of leaders working on the effective implementation of the Movement. These are:

Martine Badoré YOUGBARE
Valentin KORGHO
Emma Marie Paule SOMDA/PODA
Father Anatole TIENDREBEOGO, the Chaplain

Thus, the draft statutes and rules of procedure of MIIC-BF have been prepared by the legal adviser and are awaiting discussion by the group. MIIC-BF maintains close relations with the Regional and International Teams in matters related to its activities, via social networks and the ICMICA-Pax Romana Africa. We participated in the election of the Vice President for Africa.

c. Future Prospects

MIIC-BF wants to be part of the great family of Catholic professionals who are committed to living their faith by promoting the values of peace, social justice, gender equality, sustainable development and human rights in the continent. In order to be part of the dynamics of the Catholic action movements in Burkina Faso, MIIC is part of the National Council of the Laity in Burkina Faso.

These are the future actions:

  • Organize a national congress/assembly;
    Make an official declaration of its existence to the administrative authorities in order to obtain authorization;
    Organize training sessions for members and supporters;
    Engage in a national recruitment drive of members.
    As the scripture says, the harvest is abundant but the workers are few. The team is aware that this will be very difficult, but they have faith that they will be good workers ready to be sent into the Lord’s vineyard.