Board Members

Our Team


Donat Mabana

Donat Mabana

Director

About Donat Mabana.

Donat Mabana is an Irish citizen born in the DR Congo who has lived in Ireland since 2000 before he moved into England in 2016.

Qualifications:

Donat is a holder of a Diplôme D’Etat in Science & Mathematics and also studied Business in the University of Kinshasa. For his sixteen years in Ireland, Donat was involved in researches and various trainings in communication, personal development, leadership, marketing and sales through seminars, reading, internet, workshops….He partook in training courses in Marketing, networking and Entrepreneurship with Paul Partnership, Limerick chamber of commerce and Limerick city Enterprise board.

As a “student in the school of life” he believes in an education system that develops both the head and heart while igniting in people the hunger and curiosity to continuously learn, unlearn and relearn.

Experiences:

Since his move to England in 2016, he has worked as one of the Directors at Integrale Logistics Multi-services LTD.

From 2013 to 2016 he was Coordinating Director of SOS Congolese Youth that inspires the young leaders of Congolese origin as change makers in Ireland, the D R Congo and globally.

Donat Mabana served as Marketing Manager at Tropical vegetables Production Ireland LTD back in 2009.

Former Director of Sofad Ireland, a charity organisation that raises awareness on violence against women in the D R Congo, and member of many organisations including: Amnesty International, Campaign for Democracy in the Congo (CDC), the National Campaign against Racism in Ireland and was a member of the Steering Group in drafting the National Action Plan against Racism in Ireland in 2005.

Donat co-founded Elikya Choir with the Irish World Music Centre at the University of Limerick to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism through music in Europe.

He has experiences at the international front and has participated in, amongst many conferences, the 2002 United Nations Congolese Peace Conference in South Africa, the 2004 European Conference on Refugee Contribution to Europe held in Madrid, Spain, the EU conference “closing the gap on diversity” in Limerick 2004, and the Make poverty history march in Edinburg during the G8 Summit 2005.

He has appeared as guest, on Radio talk Shows, keynote speaking, Conferences and Consultations on issues relating to multiculturalism, equality, diversity, integration etc in Ireland and Europe.

Donat is multilingual, speaking over seven languages: French, English, Lingala, Kikongo, Kisuku, Kiyaka and kipelende

 

FANZO Fanzoly

FANZO Fanzoly

Director

FANZO Fanzoly née le 13 décembre à  Kinshasa au Congo de Démocratique.

Employée polyvalente paramédicale expérimentée aime travailler et apprendre, assistante logistique dans les milieux hospitaliers et des achats online des produits médicales et les autres articles, Stagiaire dans une organisation international, INTRO GROUP, à Anvers Belguim.

Member of Board Directos of   (A.I.C.C) the African  Irish Chamber Commerce. Membre de (IFSDA) International Fédération of Stamp Dealers Association. « FANZOPHIL »  figure dans Millenium HandBook et  continu avec  la philatélie Edel Collection, 2300 Turnhout en Belgique.

Elle a été l’une des initiatrices du programme des enfants en mal de nutrition « marasme et Kwashiorkor » à  Matadi pendant son stage dans la pédiatrie de l’hôpital de  Kinkanda.  C’est aussi le sujet qu’elle  a défendue pour l’obtention  de son diplôme d’infirmière A2 avec satisfaction.

Elle a travaillé dans un hôpital de l’ONATRA à Matadi au Congo Démocratique au moment où il y avait les déclanchement des épidémies 1994-1995, ensuite dans la maternité pour animer plusieurs campagnes des vaccinations et des naissances désirables.  Elle a suivi son parcourt pour finir à la clinique Ngaliema dans le service de Néonatale et pédiatrie.

Elle était dans l’horeca pendant un certain moment juste pour monter une petite entreprise afin de donner un coup de pouce aux jeunes gens en difficulté pour payer leurs les études en travaillant la nuit ou très tôt le matin, sans oublier les adolescents en échec scolaire. Beaucoup des jeunes gens avaient  repris leurs vies en mains grâce à la  pâtisserie, restaurant, boutique Kabengele à Kinshasa.

Elle a suivi des cours des langues étrangères ainsi que l’informatique à Kinshasa –Gombe elle continu à explorer d’autres langues comme le néerlandais, l’allemand, l’espagnol, le danois au Centrum Voor Volwassen Onderwijs LBC – NVK Antwerpen, avec Babbel online.

Elle  a assisté  occasionnellement les familles en difficulté pour les problèmes d’insolvabilités scolaires comme anonymes avec l’aide des directeurs des quelques écoles de la cité Matadi de 1991-1997, pendant un certain moment, elle a travaillé comme bénévole pour approvisionner les médicaments aux accidentés, les oubliés sans noms. L’humanisme est le vrai bonheur à partager dans la vie. Raison pour laquelle, elle est active dans les associations comme Amnesty Internationale, Médecins sans Frontières, Croix rouge Belgique  ainsi que l’Union pour la Démocratie et Le Progrès Social (UDPS), section d’Anvers

Pour aller encore plus loin elle s’est engagée dans plusieurs grandes plates-formes des grossistes, comme GKS HANDELSSYSTEME GMBH et MARKPLAATS.nl. Elle a aussi travaillé comme assistante logistique à JAN PALFIJN ZNA MERKSEM-Anvers, Orderpicking – Defaille Chocolatier, Chemopack Katoen Natie, Belgian Scrap Terminal comme intérimaire. Elle est déterminée à aller au bout de ses projets : construire un centre de santé pour les enfants à Matadi, un grand centre de stérilisation des matériaux médicaux et d’autres choses, comme la construction d’un centre pour les jeunes gens « Espoir pour l’avenir ».

MPUNGU MWISAGI FANNY

MPUNGU MWISAGI FANNY

Mpungu Mwisagi Fanny belge d’origine congolaise, je suis née le 21 aout 1983 à Rabat
(MAROC).
J’habite actuellement en Belgique dans la ville de Namur, capital de la Wallonie.
Titulaire d’un diplôme en auxiliaire administratif et d’un certificat de gestion depuis 2007. J’ai
eu l’occasion d’acquérir et développer diverses compétences dans différents domaines
dactivités tels que : le tourisme, le commercial, ladministratif et lévènementiel.
Flexible, ayant une facilité dadaptation, sociable de nature et soucieuse du bien-être des
autres, jaspire à mettre en œuvre des projets psychosociaux dans un avenir proche.

Therese Muakabishi

Therese Muakabishi

Director

I’ am Congolese born in DRC Congo.
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Juin 2011-to présent: Supervisor Assistant

Adare Country House

BB Adare Village

May 2014- Jan 2015 : Cargiver

Home Instead

2008 ( work experience) Adare District Nursing

2002- 2006      : Care Assistante

DRCongo

Education/ Training

Sept 09- June 2011 : Adult Éducation

Leaving Cert

Limerick

Sept -Dec 08.        ; BETI, Fetac5

Care of old Person

1990-1993        ;General Health Care

DRCongo

1985- 1989.    : Degree Biology

ISP/ Gombe

DRCONGO

Dr Ras Mikey Courtney

Dr Ras Mikey Courtney

Director

Dr. RAS Mikey C (Michael Courtney) is a critically acclaimed dance professional whose life mission is to spread universal understanding to communities and cultures across the globe by sharing his gift of the expressive arts.  RAS Mikey is co-founder and CEO of Fore I’m a Versatile Entertainer (F.I.V.E.) Productions.  He has a B.F.A. in Dance from the UARTS in Philadelphia, an MA in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick in Ireland, where he also completed his PhD in Arts Practice Research, as an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Scholar and former guest lecturer at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.  RAS Mikey’s postgraduate research and written thesis, entitled Bridging Horizons: Embodied Cultural Understanding through the Development and Presentation of Ethio-Modern Dance, explores RAS’ embodiment of Ethiopian and other world dance cultures, used as a tool in his urban contemporary choreographic process. RAS Mikey’s most recent Ethio-Modern Dance productions were, YeBuna Alem/A Coffee World (Ireland 2015) and Common Threads (Ethiopia 2016)Aside from being a dance professional, RAS Mikey is on the Board of Directors for the Dance Research Forum of Ireland (DRFI) and is a mentor for the Coalition of African Diaspora Scholars Moving.  Dr. RAS is also an established singer/songwriter, host/emcee, director and producer.  He has collaborated with artists and companies from around the world, including Pilobolus, Raven-Symoné, Major Lazer, the Marley family, Chronixx, Irish Aid, AfroFlow, Skales, and the International Organization of Migration in Addis Ababa, to name a few. RAS Mikey is a product of Hip hop culture and is a Pan-Africanist, Rastafarian who repatriated to Ethiopia in 2006. He has facilitated a student/staff exchange between the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and Addis Ababa University’s Yared School of Music, in order to forge future research and other academic collaborations between these Higher Education Institutions.  RAS Mikey is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan (USA), where he continues his works as a practitioner/researcher aiming to bridge cultural knowledges gaps through the arts.

Dr. RAS feels compelled to nurture his gifts of artistic expression while sharing his movement experiences with his global community. “Movement is life and I am a Lifist.”

Divine Lufuluabo

Divine Lufuluabo

Director

I’ am Congolese born in DRC Congo In 1987 after my leaving certificate in 2004-2007, I completed my education in Marketing Management at the Higher Institute of Commerce (ISC) in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Educational Qualifications:

2017-2018: Health Services Supervisor Management QQI Level 6 in Ireland

2016-2017: Pre – Nursing QQI Level 5 in Ireland

2015: English and Business Fetac level 4 in VTOS (Vocational Training Opportunities   )

 

Work Experience:

2014: working for a charity shop

I am also Member of Irish cross.

Ms Nhono Tambidila

Ms Nhono Tambidila

Director

Born in Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa1, she holds a Degree in accounting from Institute of Commerce in the D R Congo .and lives in Ireland since 2003.

From 2005 to 2009 she attended English and computer class Ireland. In 2010 and 2011 student in Abbeyleix college in vocational skills ( Art,  Design , Pyrography, Horticulture, Upholstery,  Communication and Wood Work).She founded the Congolese Women in Ireland (CWI) 2011 to support the integration of Congolese Women in Ireland and support victims of rape and violence against fellow women back in the homeland the D R C. Nhono is also member of Ethnic Minority of Portlaoise.

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Jean Marie Vianney Kabukanyi

Jean Marie Vianney Kabukanyi

Director

Jean Marie Vianney KABUKANYI

is a Congolese political man (DRC), National Secretary for Relations with the Political and Social Forces of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) currently sojourning in the United States of America.

EDUCATION

He studied Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. 1985-1988.

PROFESSION

  • Professor of Chemistry,Physics and Mathematics in secondary schools in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo:  1988-2008
  • Private Tutor Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics: 1988-2015

POLITICAL ACTIVITIES

  • In the early 90s, he is the Senior Advisor of the UDPS Youth, Lemba section inKinshasa;
  • In1995, he joins the National Committee of the UDPS, deliberative organ of the Party, the “Parliament” of the Party;
  • In 1995, he is appointed by the National President of the UDPS, Etienne Tshisekedi Wa Mulumba, as Deputy National Secretary in the Department of Youth Movements;
  • In 2003, heis appointed National Secretary of the Department for Relations with Political and social Forces;
  • He was part of a delegation of the UDPS official mission to the Republic of Ireland in December 2005, organized by Mr. Maurice Kikangala then Representative of the UDPS in Ireland.
  • In 2007, heis part of the Preparatory Commission of the Congress of the UDPS;
  • In 2010, heis appointed member of the Committee for the preparation and organization of the First Extraordinary Congress of the UDPS;
  • FromDecember 10 to December 14, 2010, he participates as a delegate in the First Congress of the UDPS.
  • In January 2011, heis appointed Party Secretary of Maniema province. During the same year he holds the post of Deputy National Secretary in the Department of Communication, Information and Mobilization.
  • In 2012, heis appointed Deputy General Secretary and finally National Secretary of the Department of Relations with Political and Social Forces to date.

NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • He is initiator and co-founder of “Campaign for Democracy” NGO in 2015 in Kinshasa.
  • He is a member of “SOS Congolese Youth” and representative of “Shamrock Consulting Services” in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • He is theRepresentative in Kinshasa “Campaign for Democracy in Congo,” CDC, a civil society organization created by Mr. Maurice Kikangala John Lannon of Amnesty International, members of the Irish Parliament, Irish businessmen, Professors of Universities in Ireland, UDPS Ireland members and members of the Irish civil society.
  • Currentlysojourning in Boston, he is a consultant on Congolese issues with the “Congolese Women Association of New England” (CWANE), an NGO based in Boston (USA).

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS

  • Training seminars on electoral matters, political operators Strengthening capabilities, peaceful conflict resolutionconvened by theEISA; the League of Voters; the Konrad Adenauer Foundation; the UNDP; the NDI; the IFES; the IFFEP; the American Cultural Center; the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung; the Cohesive Leadership Initiative.
  • International Conference on “Climate Change for the countries of West and Central Africa”, Douala, April 15 to 20, 2012, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung / Office Cameroon – Central Africa.
  • International Conference on DR Congo: “After the elections in DR Congo Hyphenation?” Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany, 5 to 6 June 2012, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
  • Exchange meetings on “Parliamentary democracy in the Federal Republic» Germany – the role of government and opposition “, Erfurt, Free State of Thuringia, Federal Republic of Germany, June 7 to 8, 2012, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
  • International Meeting on the theme “Democracy and social development in Latin America and Africa – what lessons for Central Africa” Yaoundé, November 26 to 28, 2012, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung / Office Cameroon – Central Africa.
  • Meeting of the social democratic party of the Group of the Central African sub-region, “Tunisian experience of election campaigns”, Yaoundé, April 2 to 4, 2013, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung / Office Cameroon – Central Africa.
  • Regional Conference on Central Africa: “Sustainable development and climate change: socialdemocrats’prospects”, Yaoundé, October 23 to 25, 2013, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung / Office Cameroon – Central Africa.

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS

  • Lecture in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, August 22, 2009 on “The UDPSconfrontingFuture Political Challenges” by invitation of the Federation of the UDPS of South Africa “
  • “After the elections: caesura in the Democratic Republic of Congo? “International Conference on Democratic Republic of Congo, June 5, 2012, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany.
  • “The long march of UDPS,” February 15, 2013, Kinshasa DR Congo
  • “DR Congo: 24 April 1990,Outbreak of Democracy?” April 27, 2013, Kinshasa, DR Congo.
  • “SecuritySituation andPolitical Change in Central Africa”, October 16, 2014, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
  • “TheSocial DemocraticParties and the Trade Union Movement in Central Africa: Status and Prospects”, May 23, 2015, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

He speaks and writes fluently French. He speaks Swahili, Lingala and Kikongo and learning English at this time.

Pascal Mefinya

Pascal Mefinya

Director

Personal Profile:

I am a very professional individual with extensive experience of working within accountancy.I have taken upon my own initiative to upskill myself to ACCA, where I am part-qualified. I am a quick learner and I am very confident and work to great detail. I am an excellent team player and thoroughly enjoy working as part of a team. I have a passion of wanting to work within accounts. I am looking to further pursue my career and also complete my ACCA.

  • Key Skills
  • Newly Qualified Accountant with ACCA and over six years work experience
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Professional individual with profound knowledge of Management Accounts
  • Proficient in Accounting packages: Sage 50, TASBOOk v.2, QuickBook, EBP (French) and Quick Pay
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of financial reporting and analysis
  • Effective at prioritising my workload

Employment History

 

Oct 2015 – present               

currently seeking new employment opportunities within accounts

 

Nov 2012- Oct 2015     Business Mathematics and Accounting Tutor  

Limerick Youth Service

 

  • Offering Business Mathematics and Accounting Tuition to students attending the services
  • Teaching students how to calculate VAT on sales and purchases.
  • Conducting tests on regular basis to assess students level of understanding
  • Showing students how to record sales, purchases, receipts, payments and other expenses in the journals.
  • Teaching students how to calculate and interpret statistical parameters such as measures of central tendency
  • Telling students how to post transactions in the ledgers using double entry principles of bookkeeping.
  • Teaching students how to solve linear programming problems using graphical method and gave them assigments to ensure that they understand.
  • Teaching students in line with the National Curriculum ages 14-16
  • Responsible for teaching students all areas of Business Mathematics and Accountancy.
  • Excellent outstanding results of students passing exams within these subjects.

September 2011-October 2012                    Account Assistant                            Limerick county council                                                                        

 

  • Matching authorised delivery dockets or goods received notes to the purchase invoices.
  • Reconciling suppliers statements to purchase invoices
  • Investigating any differences of payments sent to suppliers.
  • Monitoring suppliers credit terms to ensure the payment is made on time.
  • Inputting invoices details in accounting system.
  • Preparing a financial report on a weekly basis and sending this to the management.
  • Participating in the production of month end accounts
  • Reconciliations including account payables accruals, and other operating expenses.
  • Resolving suppliers queries by e-mail or phone
  • Carrying out other ad hoc duties such as dealing with the supplier’s queries, answering phone call and sorting files.

 

May 1997- October 2000                  Trainee Accountant             CERIMA Corporation (Cameroon)                                                 

  • Responsible for supervising a team of five and ensuring they received proficient training and coaching.
  • Ensuring the delivery dockets or Goods Received Notes agree with orders and issued customers’ invoices immediately after delivery.
  • Raising customer invoices following delivery of goods.
  • Carrying out collection activities after billing the customers
  • Conducting an aged debt analysis on a weekly basis and reporting any critical issues
  • Recording expenses, purchases, sales, receipts, accruals, prepayments, petty cash and other payments in the company’s accounting system.
  • Carrying out bank and other accounts reconciliations.
  • Assisting with management accounts preparation and cashflow forecasting.
  • Involved in the preparation of variances analysis, and monthly management reports and communicated clearly and effectively with accounts team.

Education/Training

 

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

 

  1. Certification                                                                                                                    2014 – 2016

Professional skills

 

  1. Part qualified Accountant (Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business) 2013-2014                                                                           

Fundamental skills

 

IATI (Institute of Accounting Technicians Ireland)   

Qualified Accounting Technician                                                                                       2008-2010

Hobbies/Interests

  • Sports: Football (British, French and Spanish Premier league)
  • Movies : Investigations ( I like Inspector Colombo movies)
  • Reading: Current Affairs ( Financial Times & International Business Times)
  • Searching : WEB (How in practice companies comply with statutory requirements )

Eric Kalombo Kings

Eric Kalombo Kings

Director

Music Producer

Eric Kalombo

Killinarden, Dublin24

Mobile: 085 – 825419, email: ekt@africanirishchamberofcommerce.org)

PERSONAL PROFILE

A dynamic and results-oriented individual with proven ability in providing different kinds of ideas to help meet the competitive demand for the various organisations. I have gained good exposure in absorbing information, analysing problems, making objective decisions and coming up with original ideas. I possess proven ability to complete tasks according to specifications, on time and within budget.  I have a good motivating skills and ability to work under pressure singly or in a team and think/act strategically to achieve win-win outcomes.

KEY SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS

  •   Excellent communication skills: Fluent in English, French and Lingala. Confidence developed   on the telephone or face to face from experience gained whilst working as a logistic courier. As I was the first point of contact with customers I have to effectively communicate with them in order to send and receive messages accordingly.
  • Team Orientated: My experience from work has allowed me to become a very valuable team member by being responsive to others’ ideas, taking a collaborative pproach to learning, and taking a responsibility for developing and achieving group goals.
  • Time management skill: Being a musician a student and having a job at the same time has allowed me to develop this skill as I have been able to get the most out of my studies by planning, allocating and prioritising my tasks effectively.
  • IT Skills: As a music producer I am very familiar with computers and Microsoft office softwares including different musical software for IMac
  • Customer orientated: I believe that customers are the reasons of business existence so treating them with high standard has always been my priority.  Before starting my job as a sales assistant I received good customer service training and whilst on duty I did my best to deliver  high customer service levels   

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Elikya Organisation                                                              Nov2014-Present

General manager / Music instructor

My job is to co-ordinate the organisation, plan meetings, deal with major partners and other Organisation. Also as a musician, my job is mostly to make sure that artists showcases their work in the best conditions and ways possible and encourage them to expand in their respective field of work and in life.

Foroige Organisation                                                            July2015-Present

Music Instructor

My duties involves teaching different instruments and style of music to youth, I also teach them the fundamentals of African rhythm in percussion, vocals and other instruments.

Ekala Studio                                                                          May2012-Present

Freelance music pro / Sound engineer

My duties involves planning recording sessions with producers and artists, setting up microphones and equipment in the studio making sure the volume and recording levels are set correctly, operating recording equipment and adding effects, recording each instrument or item onto a separate track

mixing tracks to produce a final ‘master’ track and logging tapes and other details of the session in the studio archive.

Target Express:                                                            Sept2009 –Jan2011

Logistic Courier driver

My duties involved collecting goods from a depot, warehouse or pick-up point, loading the vehicle in a order that matches the deliveries, planning the route to make sure that deliveries are made on time, unloading goods at the right addresses, getting signatures for goods and giving invoices, updating delivery records, often using a hand-held computer and returning undelivered items to the base.

Masterlink Logistic                                                      Mar2007- Jan 2009

Subcontractor courier

My duties included delivering documents or packages, which sometimes required collecting payments and signatures, receiving and sorting items, loading and unloading the vehicles, recording delivery information, and following proper procedures for hazardous materials.

Mobile petrol station                                                      Jul2005- Jul2006

Sales assistant

My duties included checking the amount of fuel bought by a using a computerised display screen,

operating a till and taking cash, cheque and credit card payments, keeping track of fuel levels in the fuel storage tanks, re-stocking shelves, ordering new stock and taking deliveries.

Liberty recycling                                                            Sept04-Jun2005

Forklift driver and machine operative

My duties included order picking using pick sheets, palletising, dealing with customers and other general warehouse duties.

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

I have a great interest in IT especially designing websites.  I enjoy making and listening to music.  I am a keen cook specialising in African and French food.  Keeping fit is also a priority for me.

Mboa Georges Ngoie

Mboa Georges Ngoie

Director

Mboa Georges Ngoie

Ne a Kinshasa, le 30-04-1960

RD Congo

Resident a Bruxelles. 11, rue de Praetere. 1050 Ixelles.  Belgique. Conseiller en Marketing et Communication. Diplome Cambiste (produits financiers)

Feliz PEDRO

Feliz PEDRO

Director

L’artiste
Musicien

  • Un virtuose de la guitare à la Congolaise
    Félix MANUAKU alias Pépé Felly est originaire du Congo-Kinshasa et de l’Angola (Le Royaume du
    Kongo), territoire immense, impressionnant par le talent, la diversité ethnique et culturelle mais ayant
    comme langage universel, la musique, dans laquelle Pépé Felly trône avec discrétion, dans l’espace et le
    temps qui fondent son inspiration et libèrent son intuition.
    Il est le 2ème d’une famille de 7 garçons et 5 filles. Issue d’une famille de guitariste, cet ancien
    pensionnaire de l’Académie des Beaux Arts de Kinshasa, section peinture, débute sa carrière en 1969
    avec la création de Zaïko langa-langa. Zaïko langa-langa, groupe musical de Kinshasa deviendra
    rapidement une référence dans le patrimoine des musiques d’Afrique.
    Pépé Felly en sera avec le chanteur Papa Wemba, l’un des deux créateurs. Pépé Felly joue, il joue de la
    guitare. Il sait tout jouer : prendre un thème et en dévoiler les harmonies secrètes, faire s’envoler
    l’orchestre d’entre ses mains ouvertes. Son talent de guitariste, d’auteur-compositeur a incontestablement
    marqué l’essence rythmique du groupe Zaïko langa-langa.
    Depuis 1973, la presse Congolaise désigne Pépé Felly comme le meilleur guitariste de la troisième
    génération, celle de la musique dite des jeunes à l’époque, autrement dit de la pop Africaine.
    Ce virtuose de la guitare a inventé un style et un son le « SEBENE », raison pour laquelle les journalistes
    Congolais écrivent et déclarent que Pépé Felly est le créateur de la troisième école de guitare dans la
    musique Congolaise moderne.
    Les deux autres écoles étant crées par Franco Luambo Makiadi du T.P. OK Jazz et Docteur Nico
    Kassanda de l’African-Jazz avec Grand Kallé et l’African-Fiesta. Evoluant toujours au sein de Zaïko
    langa-langa, Pépé Felly monte en 1978 avec Ray Lema, l’orchestre expérimental les Ya Tupas, pour
    améliorer les sonorités de la musique Congolaise.
    Cette expérience fût couronnée de succès puis les Ya Tupas remportent le prix
    «Maracas d’or ».
    En 1979, Pépé Felly introduit le synthétiseur dans la musique Congolaise. Bien avant l’arrivée de cet
    instrument dans la musique de sa terre natale, il osa prêter ses pédales de guitare au pianiste Nzenze, pour
    la première fois des sons similaires au synthétiseur prenait place dans la musique de Kinshasa.
    Pépé Felly est une figure emblématique (peu connue du grand public) de cette guitare qui a littéralement
    dominé la musique de Zaïko, formation qu’il quitte en 1980.
    C’est aussi un talent sans frontières. Il a joué en 1977 avec Tabu Ley Rochereau au festac de Lagos,
    enregistré « Love me Love me » avec Jimmy Cliff, la star de la musique Jamaïcaine, le chanteur Français
    Jacques Higelin.
    En 1980, Pépé Felly fonde le groupe Grand Zaïko Wawa, désigné meilleur orchestre de l’année 1984 par
    les mélomanes et la presse Congolaise.
    En 1985 et 1988, le Grand Zaïko Wawa effectue une tournée mondiale qui la conduit au Congo-
    Brazzaville, Gabon, Rwanda, Burundi, Niger, Suisse, Belgique, Autriche et France.
  • Suite page 2 Biographie Pépé Felly
    Pépé Felly s’est installé en Suisse depuis 1989 a participé aux ateliers de l’école de jazz de Lausanne,
    donné des leçons de guitare chez Hello Jazz avec le grand saxophoniste Américain Robin Kenyatta, fait
    de nombreux concerts et des séances d’enregistrements en studio.
    2005 est la rencontre de Narcisse Okon, créateur d’événements, programmateur de concert et DJ,
    d’origine ivoirienne. Ensemble, ils créent l’idée du Pépé Felly & Band.
    Ainsi né le projet : L’Afrique c’est Chic, dont la première a eu lieu devant des centaines de personnes lors
    des fêtes de Lausanne, en juin 2005.
    L’Afrique c’est chic, est une série de visites des musiques du continent, entre reprise des standards de la
    africaine, les compositions et les arrangements de Pépé Felly pour donner à ces mélodies des ailes
    d’oiseau. Ce projet découlera sur une série de concert avec comme point d’orgue l’enregistrement d’un
    album.
    Le sébène
    « Le sébène est une mélodie sur deux ou quatre mesures en cycle (ou en boucle), exprimant ce que le
    chanteur ne peut pas dire avec les mots. Cela relève plutôt de l’émotion. Le sébène prolonge la chanson
    par une progression harmonique pour atteindre le sommet de l’arrangement.
    Dans cette démarche, l’alchimie peut se produire avec l’auditoire, c’est naturel. »
    Ses rencontres
    Robin Kenyatta, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Jimmy Cliff, Jacques Higelin, Ray Lema, Papa Wemba, Lokua
    Kanza, Franco, Koffi Olomidé, Delvis, François Luga, Maïka Munan, Papa Wendo, D’oliveira, Nico
    Kassanda, Papa Noël Nédulé, Dizzy Mandjeku, Sam Manguana, Taj Mahal, Philippe Catherine, Jean-
    Jacques Goldman, Shakara Mutela, So Kalmery, Grand Kallé Jeef, Théo Blaise koukou, Dr Gabs,
    Sangoma Everett…….
    Sdiscographie
    Ebele ya ba sébène – Gillette d’Or
    Gina – Esselta
    Hymne-Bayaka -Sonodisc
    Kongo / Alchimie – Sonima
    Manuaku Trio – Roni Sound
    Kinshasa 2 Brixton
    Les Grands Classique de la Musique Congolaise
    Sparticipation dans les albums de
    Zaïko langa-langa : – Les Pénétrés de l’Orchestre (1969-1970) -Ngoyarto
    – Hits Inoubliables Volume VIII (1970-1973)-Imbuma
    – Les Éveilleurs de L’orchestre (1973-1975) –Ngoyarto
    Les Ya Toupas -1978-Sonodisc
    Koffi Olomidé & Papa Wemba 1978-1979 – Ngoyarto
    Grand Zaïko Wawa-Mindondo/15 (1984)-Safari Ambiance
    Jimmy Cliff “Love me Love me” – 1987
    Papa Wemba &Viva la Musica / Pôle position -1995
    Quarto + 1 Papa Wemba, Bozi Boziana, Evoloko, Gina Efonge – 2000
    Lokua Kanza / Plus vivant -2005
  • Suite page 3 Biographie Pépé Felly
    Ses compositions
    Obi,Célé Féli,Mwana mayi,Zaïko dix ans, Femme ne pleure pas,7
    ème
    sacrement,Liziba,Yudasi, Révélation,
    9 ème commandement,okoma satana, Marina, + 1,Gina, Na kokoma,Abulungani,
    Zonga sima, Ba mbuta ye ba leke, Zaïko wawa, etc………
    Ses tournées et lieux considérés inoubliables
    Tournées à travers tout l’empire du Kongo (ex Zaïre, Congo Brazzaville) et des pays d’Afrique (Gabon,
    Niger, Togo, Ghana, Rwanda, Burundi)
    Stade Tafawa Balewa de Lagos-Nigeria (Festac 1977)
    Festival Wiesen (Autriche) – 1989
    Kinshasa – Stade des Martyres – 1999
    Tournée aux Etats-Unis avec Yondo Sister (Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte-2004
    Fêtes de Lausanne esplanade de la Madeleine -2005
    Chorus Lausanne – 2005
    Festival de la cité Lausanne 2006
    Open Air Sion Suisse
    La belle villoise Paris
    Congofest tournée USA 2012
    Etc.…….
    Hommage à Féla Kuti musée des confluences Lyon 2017
    Manuaku Pepe-felly & band est composé de 8 musiciens et 2 techniciens.

Marie Ange Meko

Marie Ange Meko

Director

Artiste Animatrice Culturelle et Conceptric

Marie ange Meko  alias MERE NOEL née le 24 juin 1966 a  Kinshasa  en République Démocratique du Congo, est une Artiste Animatrice Culturelle et  Conceptrice à B-One TV de l’émission : Les Enfants Universels

 

Née dans une famille des artistes, des parents chantres, elle a commencé l’encadrement des enfants très tôt  avec dévouement et distinction à l’école de dimanche de la paroisse internationale de la Gombe à l’âge de 15 ans.

-Cofondatrice du groupe Musical les “Héritiers de la paroisse internationale de la Gombe en 1981

-Ancienne du complexe scolaire Cardinal Malula, de la 3 ème promotion, elle décrocha son diplôme d’état en 1984- Lors de son passage dans cette institution scolaire, elle a été très active dans les activités culturelles (Modération de fin d’année, théâtres, Récitation, ballet). Et ce, depuis de l’école  la maternelle.

Membre du bureau de rédaction, Elle a   écrit dans l’Œil de Molende, journal de diffusion d’information et informatique page 18 et aussi dans « l’Africaine d’aujourd’hui » du complexe Scolaire Cardinal Malula

-en 1985 elle commença les cours à l’académie de beaux Arts en architecture intérieure /Décoration

-en 1987 elle quitta le Congo pour la Suisse où en 1990 elle décrocha un diplôme de gestion/informatique à Renens et aussi à l’alliance française à Annemasse en France.

De  retour dans son pays natal en 1991, sa passion pour les enfants pris son essor. Elle se lança ainsi dans l’encadrement ceux-ci dans quelques écoles de la place.

En 1997, elle obtint   un diplôme de spécialisation pédagogique et professionnelle. Dans la même année, elle fût proclamée  Meilleure éducatrice de l’école Samuel Lévi en 1997.

– elle a été sollicitée  plusieurs fois pour l’encadrement des enfants, notamment  dans des Clubs de vacances TASOK, Les Chatons, Samuel Lévi; Source de vie  ,Fikin  avec Shalina et écoles de dimanche Pim, Logos Rhema pour expo children en 2000 ,la Grande Récré au Grand Hôtel avec des concours et ateliers de dessin, peinture, poterie, bricolage, déguisement, natation..

-elle anime des conférences  des jeunes et mamans dans des églises en RDC et aussi en Côte d’Ivoire où en 2012, elle passa à Bénie TV chaîne Ivoirienne à Midi Afrik et avec les enfants dans une émission de l’école de dimanche

-avec son sens de créativité innée, pendant ses heures libres elle créé de modèles, des bijoux, des accessoires de mode, fait de la coiffure, organise des défilés de modes et enseigne la chorégraphie aux enfants et groupes de jeunes filles.(Groupe  la Référence en 2000 ),compose et arrange des chansons; elle a  un album à son actif “MOBEMBO”-

-Face aux problèmes de la jeunesse congolaise entre autre la délinquance juvénile, la dépravation des mœurs, les -anti valeurs, elle  décida de s’occuper des enfants et créa l’ONG   en 2010 selon l’arrêté ministériel numéro 348:cab /ministériel et en 2011 officiellement dans le journal officiel page 126-133 le 15 janvier 2011 dénommée les Enfants du monde Lesmon.

-Chaque année elle organise des dîners de Noël et Nouvel an avec les orphelins et récolte des dons en nature et espèces pour les orphelins.

-Animatrice Culturelle/ productrice de ses  émissions, elle travailla  dans quelques chaines de la place : Antenne A-Numérica-Rtga , où elle animait des émissions des jeunes et des Enfants dénommée: “Les Enfants du monde” programme des enfants et jeunes basé sur l’éducation, les jeux et beaucoup de rubriques et un magazine  des femmes “Shaloom les mamans”, programme socio religieux qui parlent des femmes et de leurs expertises.

-Organisatrice des concours de l’année du Cardinal Malula

-initiatrice du concept Mère Noël au Grand Hôtel depuis 2005 pour les fêtes de Noël

-Initiatrice du club des enfants du Grand Hôtel

– Conceptrice du concours Miss Monganga avec la Marsavco en 2011:Concours d’élocution de filles de 8 à 12 ans.

Actuellement Animatrice à B-One où elle anime les Enfants Universels qui est aussi un programme du genre des enfants du monde en s’appuyant sur la convention relative aux droits des enfants du 20 novembre

1989 avec comme base l’article 28 où l’enfant a droit à une éducation obligatoire et gratuite.

Le 30 avril 2016, NAOMIE, l’une des orphelines se maria.

EDUQUER C’EST NOTRE MISSION telle est sa devise car dit elle :

LA JEUNESSE DE LA RDC EST L’AVENIR DE CELLE-CI.

Timos Mukoko

Timos Mukoko

Web Master

Software Engineer

Timos Mukoko (BA Honours in Computer Science)
Education : Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) BA Honours in Computer Science.
I’m currently working in an agile team that is developing MTS. Problem solving drives me, whether it is a programming problem or web application.

Skills

Java
60%

C++
70%

C#
70%

PHP
70%

CSS
90%

HTML
85%

JSON
60%

Web Application
90%

Web Design
90%

Web Development
80%

Frameworks - WordPress & Joomla
90%

French
95%

English
80%

Portuguese
90%

Roos Demol

Roos Demol

Director

Roos Demol is a Belgian citizen and has been living in Ireland since 1998′
Roos is a podcaster and blogger and has worked in businesses like Procter & Gamble and Baxter Healthcare.
In Ireland Roos has worked regularly with the Congolese community to raise funds for charities in DRC and is involved with various projects to support the migrant communities in Cork.

Dr. Rita Montgomery

Dr. Rita Montgomery

Director

Doctor

Dr. Rita Montgomery is a multidisciplinary healthcare practitioner and entrepreneur.
She is bi-lingual, which aided her in the extensive work she performed in the Latin American community. She has run successful practices both in Los Angeles California and Ireland for over 25 years. The philosophy behind her success is “People before Profit”

Tele Jah Tshimbalanga

Tele Jah Tshimbalanga

Director

I am dynamic, passionate and extremely sociable, I love challenges.
My name is Teleja Tshimbalanga, born in DR Congo andI have been living in Ireland
for 12 years.
I studied Business Administration at John Cabot University in Rome and I also have
Higher Certificate in Business in Hospitality Operations, Waterford Institute of
Technology.
I left my country at the age of 3 and with my parents we travelled the world; Burundi,
Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, and many more.
Living away from my country has been an interesting and unforgettable experience.
Moreover, it is the stays abroad that have shaped my personality, my aspirations and
my vision; Passion for justice, equality of people and the rise of my motherland
Africa.
Africa, a continent endowed with immense natural and human resources as
well as great cultural, ecological and economic diversity needs the diaspora to
promote trade, investment, cultural exchange, and education between Africa and the
rest of the world.
Because Africa has immeasurable potential.

Donnah Sibanda Vuma

Donnah Sibanda Vuma

Director

Donnah is currently a humanities student at the University of Limerick. She has over 6 years’ experience in the sales and marketing management sector and holds an ICM national diploma in human resources development. Donnah is the founder of “Every child is your Child Ireland” and sits on the board of directors of Doras Luimni. She is an elected social inclusion representative for the Limerick PPN on the community and leisure and emergency services strategic policy committee of the Limerick city and county council. She is a tireless advocate for human rights, Donnah was recently nominated as Soroptimists International “Clare Woman of the year 2017” for her outstanding service to human rights of refugees in direct provision services in Co. Clare.

Maurice Kikangala

Maurice Kikangala

President

Maurice Muamba KIKANGALA, born October 9, 1957 in Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a Congolese politician, Business consultant, activist for human rights and cultural awareness Lecturer at the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College.

Co-founder of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), in November 1981, he participated in the drafting of the UDPS project for youth with colleagues Marc Mukadi and Albert Mukala wa Ilunga.

At the creation of the UDPS February 15, 1982, he is in charge of the implementation of the party in Ngaliema section and in 1983 was appointed President of the UDPS Ngaliema Section by the National Secretary of the Party’s Organization Mr. Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba.

During the same period, he was appointed Policy Advisor to the presidency of the party, a position he held until 1990.

After the agreements of Gbadolite, signed between UDPS’ founders and President Mobutu’s regime in 1987, he managed the Political Renovated Direction of the UDPS in Ngaliema section.

In May 1990, he was appointed Principal Youth Supervisor of UDPS (JUDPS) / Ngaliema and Policy Advisor to the Management Board of the party, with President Vincent Robert M’bwankiem Niaroliem and of the youth movement department of UDPS in 1995.

He was elected at various times president of the sub cellular committee, cellular Committee, the sectionary Committee in Kinshasa and the Federal Committee in Ireland and he was subsequently Representative of the UDPS in Ireland.

He is initiator and co-founder of SOS Youth in 1995 in Kinshasa.

He is Co-founder and Supervisor of the IRANIA MUSICA Band of Joli Park, which later became   Quartier Latin.

He is Co-founder and goal keeper of soccer team Bakana MOMO of Joli Park

In Kinshasa (DRC) he held among other following positions:

– Managing Director of “Industrial and Commercial Achievements”

– Chief Executive Officer of the company Inter-Press

– Commercial Delegate Centraphar-Beta

– Accountant at KIK Promotion and Bisco Zaire.

Arrived in Ireland as an applicant for political asylum in 2001, he graduated from the University of Limerick in Business Studies with French (majoring accounting and finance) and obtained a Master of Arts in French.

In 2002 he participated as an expert at the Inter-Congolese Dialogue in Sun City in South Africa.

He is initiator and co-founder of SOS Youth Congolese and also Campaign for Democracy in Congo with the support of John Lannon (Amnesty International), Irish MPs, Irish businessmen, Lecturers of Universities in Ireland, members UDPS / Ireland and some members of the Irish civil society.

He is co-founder of Elikya Choir, in association with “The Sanctuary Initiative Project at the Irish World Music Centre in the University of Limerick and Doras Luimní”.

In 2009 he had the honor of representing with Mrs. Nhono Tambidila the President Barack Obama and his wife at St. Patrick’s Day parade in Moneygall, Ireland.

After being Director at TaxLad.com in Limerick, Accountant administrator Cook Medical in Limerick Ireland Ltd, conference assistant and master of cultural awareness Lecturer at Mary Immaculate College and University of Limerick, Maurice Muamba KIKANGALA is currently Consultant in Business, Interpreter- translator at Shamrock Consulting Services, Administrator at Tropical Vegetables Production in Ireland and voluntary worker at Doras Luimní and Limerick Youth Service.

Tshibangu Mukumbay

Tshibangu Mukumbay

Business Consultant

Ambassador Tshibangu Mukumbay PhD was born on the 12th day of April, 1966 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. He has sojourned in many countries such as Ivory Coast, Switzerland and now resides both in the United Kingdom (20 years) and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is an independent business consultant in the United Kingdom. He brings investors and business opportunities to Africa. He helps to create teams of governmental officials to bring to life dormant projects in Africa by creating necessary contact with investors. Part of his experience is organizing international investors to visit project locations in the Congo DR (South Kivu, Kinshasa, Kasai-Oriental, Maniema, Bas-Congo and Mpweto in Katanga). He is a lead negotiator with private investors to tackle projects in mining, road construction, environmental impact assessment and instigating project to effect the most convicting burden— For more information–> More...