Any visitor to CI-UCBC very quickly learns that the “glue” holding together much of the day-to-day administration and management of the university is none other than brilliant, yet unassuming Honoré. Whether it be planning courses, arranging for visiting lecturers, traveling to Kinshasa to meet with government officials on behalf of CI-UCBC, or providing language interpretation for international visitors, Honoré gives fully of himself to serve the work and ministry of CI-UCBC. He is a man of vision, humility and generosity toward others. Honore embodies and exemplifies a leader focused on serving others. Honoré serves as a member of the CI-UCBC Management Committee, alongside David Kasali (CI Founder and UCBC Rector), Daniel Kasereka Masumbuko (UCBC Chaplain featured in our May 2012 newsletter), and Mbusa Manassé (UCBC Administrator).
Honoré has an undergraduate diploma in English and African Culture from the National Teacher training college of Kinshasa and a Master’s Degree from that same school in English and Applied Pedagogy. After completing his Master’s Degree, he worked as junior lecturer in Kinshasa from 1997 to 2002 at the same school where he graduated from. He also has an M.A. in Translation Studies from the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in Nairobi, Kenya. From 2004 to July 2006 he worked full time in the Lendu Bible translation project. Honoré is married to Deckila Kahindo (undergraduate degree in French and African Culture), and they have three children: Samy, Martha and Joel.
CI-UCBC’s commitment to education is not only for UCBC students, but also for ongoing education and professional development for our faculty and staff. In 2011, Honoré began a Ph.D in Education atUNISA (University of South Africa). Just recently, he was awarded a significant scholarship from ScholarLeaders International to continue his studies at UNISA. This is a tremendous affirmation of Honoré’s capabilities as he looks to deepen his commitment to the field of higher education in the African Great Lakes region.
(Pictured above with UCBC faculty member Innocent Bora.)
Honoré’s thesis is “Integrated Learning in a Christian University for Community Transformation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” The purpose of his work is to understand and describe the contribution of Christian universities as places of integrated learning for community transformation with particular reference to UCBC.
At UNISA, Masters and Doctoral studies are research oriented. All candidates are admitted for a 1-year Proposal Module and a 3-5 year thesis writing module if the proposal module is successfully completed. Honoré spent 3 months in Pretoria, South Africa writing his proposal, which is now being reviewed by his supervisor. His next step will be to submit it to a review committee before September. Beginning in January 2013 he will start the thesis writing module itself and the proposal is automatically converted into the first chapter of the thesis. The Proposal includes a background rationale, a research problem statement, the purpose, objectives and questions of research, the limitation and delimitation, a literature review, a theoretical framework, the presentation of the research design, an overview of research chapters and a research schedule.
We are thrilled that Honoré has the opportunity to pursue this course of study and so grateful for partners like ScholarLeaders for making it possible. Our great hope and prayer is that with this degree, Honoré will be further equipped to lead the faculty and staff at UCBC in bold and innovative ways.