Tales of the Congo brought to Perth
Posted on Thursday, 3 September 2009
Described as the "worst humanitarian disaster since World War II" by the International Rescue Committee, the Democratic Republic of Congo and its people face day-to-day challenges unheard of by Australians.
In the midst of this conflict, HEAL Africa, a community organisation and charity, works through these communities to provide social, physical, and spiritual healing.
One of its co-founders, Lyn Lusi, is visiting Western Australia this week to share her experiences before fulfilling duties as the keynote speaker for the Micah Challenge annual campaign event in Canberra. She met on Thursday with the Federal Member for Pearce, the Hon Judi Moylan MP and will host “An evening with Lyn Lusi” at the Bugle Creek Connection Centre, 1470 Stoneville Rd Mundaring on Sunday September 6 from 7-9pm.
Mrs Lusi has more than 35 years experience in Africa and is married to Jo, an orthopaedic surgeon who works to restore the lives of women damaged by sexual violence. She is a dynamic international speaker who will share the work of HEAL Africa and the variety of programs providing care for the People of Democratic Republic of Congo.
A screening of the acclaimed documentary “Lumo”, which follows a young Congolese woman on the uncertain road to recovery from rape, will also be screened.
For enquiries please phone 0439 408 428.