MUJING Sr Liliane – DRC (PVA)
Sister Liliane became involved with paravolley in 2010 whilst working as a Coordinator of Projects in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. Seeing people with physical impairments she decided there was a need for them to be involved with sporting activities, so she introduced sitting volleyball.
As an administrator for DRC she was involved in the London Paralympic Games before playing a key role in ensuring DRC were able to enter, travel and compete at the 2015 and 2017 ParaVolley Africa Zonal Sitting Volleyball Championships in Kigali, Rwanda.
She has received the following awards:
Best Manager Award, awarded in 2012 by the collective of journalists
Woman of Distinction – DRC 60 years in 2020
Schumann Prize for the Best Manager of projects funded by the European Union in the context of the promotion of disabled people including disabled sport (PROJET ECOUTEZ-NOUS)
Vice President Amédée TSHAPENDA in his statement of support stated:
We have known Sister Liliane for more than 25 years and she is always at the service of people with disabilities. She has proven to be exceptional in the organization, implementation and development of sitting volleyball in several provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, creating and organising all sitting volleyball leagues, leading to the creation of the Congolese Federation of sitting volleyball, FECOVA. In 2018 Sister Liliane was appointed President of FECOVA.
Even when no one believed it possible she ‘went for it’ and today it is impossible to talk about sitting volleyball in the DRC without her name appearing. She has distinguished herself in the field of management, particularly in the field of good governance.
Without Sister Liliane, nothing would have been achieved. She was the initiator of sitting volleyball, finding partners to provide the means for providing equipment to teams and organisations and to create and organize several championships of sitting volleyball. In addition, she wrote the necessary statutes and other legal texts necessary to establish the sport.
For more than ten years she has worked on all fronts to ensure the development of sitting volleyball, good press coverage of the sport, and DRC’s membership of World ParaVolley.
Sister Liliane’s nomination is also supported by:
Mr Alphonse KASSONGO, Manager of Project Union European in DRC
José NAWEJ, Editor FORUM DES AS
Bernard Van den Abeele, Cabinet Axiom (Namur/Belgium)
Jean Pierre PWETO, Journalist at WANTASHI
Guylain MWANATEBA, Vice President of FECOVA
Fanfan BITANGILAY, Journalist at RTNC at KINSHASA