On Wednesday, November 30th, UCBC organized and dedicated Hope Chapel, the newest edition to the campus. This outdoor tent will hold up to 800 people and serve the community as a gathering and chapel space until the completion of the University Chapel and Community Center. Apart from UCBC students and staff members, local organizations, churches, business representatives, and security leaders attended the activity.
Bwanakawa Masumbuko Nyonyi, the Mayor of Beni, was also among the guests of the day. Nyonyi commended Congo Initiative and UCBC stating, “Once again UCBC is surprising us with big initiatives. Beni is the first town to have a gathering space like this in North Kivu province thank to UCBC. I believe this tent is enough to receive social, cultural and local government gatherings. Where ever I go, I tell people that there is a university of excellence that makes the pride of my town and that university is UCBC. Thanks to Dr. Kasali and the management committee for their investment in transforming this new generation.”
“Where ever I go, I tell people that there is a university of excellence that makes the pride of my town and that university is UCBC.”
Dr. David Kasali, the Rector of UCBC and Co-Founder of Congo Initiative, thanked everybody for their support and participation accomplishment of UCBC’s vision. Responding to the local journalists in a short interview he said, “We are committed to offer the best of ourselves to turn UCBC into an excellent academic institution. The tent we have dedicated today is opened to the whole BENI community. Please don’t mind visiting us for any ceremony in UCBC tent.”
Local businessmen were also involved in the installation of the Hope Tent. Mr. Kivukiro, one of Beni’s business leaders acknowledged the determination of UCBC for this accomplishment. “It was just a dream some months ago when we met with Rector and discussed this tent. The dream is now a reality,” he said.