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Jan 03 - 05, 2013 Bamenda:Our Lady of Lourdes College Golden Jubilee Celebrations.

Lourdes College Celebrating 50 Years


Our Lady of Lourdes College, an all girls' institution, first opened its gates to students in 1963 for a five year secondary catholic education experience. Since then thousands of students have streamed to the school which has grown to include a two year high school program.

As we join the students, ex-students, parents, teachers, the Proprietor and well wishers to celebrate this huge milestone, we count on your continuous support in making this institution the best it can be for our children and the girl child.

Preparations for the Golden Jubilee celebrations are well underway. An Executive Steering Committee has been put in place to guide us through this journey. The team is made up as follows:

General Coordinator: Principal of the College Rev. Sr. Ndidi Anozie
Chairperson: Professor Theresa Nkuo-Akenji
General Secretary: Mr. Rojen Nfon
Financial Secretary: Bursar of Our Lady of Lourdes College
Treasurer: Assistant Financial Secretary of the Archdiocese

Various Sub-committees, led by chairs, have also been created and co-opted into the steering committee as members to take on specific tasks. Click here to see full list of sub-committees and chairs. Stakeholder (PTA, LESAns, current students and LES) members have been co-opted into the various sub-committees to take part in the preparations.

The official kick-off took place at the school in Bamenda, Cameroon on January 28th 2012. Mass was be celebrated by the Archbishop of Bamenda, His Grace Cornelius Fontem Esua and attended by the Governor of the N.W. Region and Fon of Mankon, Fon Angwafor.

During the event over 50 million CFA was raised towards the building of the staff quarters. Various events will now follow in Cameroon and worldwide culminating week of December 31st 2012 at the school for the final Grande celebrations on January 05th. More details.


Cameroon: Professor Theresa Nkuo Akenji (

USA: Abby Wynne ( and Annette Ayukegba-Aksdal (

USA Planned Events

Feb 11th Philadelphia: LESA USA Pilgrimage to Sister Mary Hewson's Grave in Philadelphia to mark Our Lady of Lourdes Feast. Sister Mary Hewson is a former principal of Our lady of Lourdes College and founder of LESA. More details.

Feb 18th New England: LESA New England Valentine's Day Gala. Fund raising for the Golden Jubilee project; Staff quarters.

June 08th to 10th Virginia: LESA officially kicks off its own Golden Jubilee celebrations in the USA; hosted by LESA USA in Virginia at the Dulles Hilton Hotel. Former Principals Sister Mary Neville and Sister Nuala Lahert will be joining us all the way from Ireland.

Click here to visit Our Lady of Lourdes College Website! 

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