Mr. Vala

Where were you born and where have you lived?

I was born in Central Africa Republic. I lived and served as a Jesuit Missionary in many countries in Africa, Europe and USA. 

 Where did you attend university or college?

  • Philosophical Institute of Saint Pierre Canisius (Loyola University of Congo – DRC)

  • Catholic University of Central Africa, Yaounde, Cameroun

  • Gregorian Pontifical University, Italy

  • Weston Jesuit School of Theology and Boston Theological Institute Consortium -BTI (USA)

  • University of New-Mexico ( Continuing Education).

What kind of reading do you most enjoy doing?

I practically enjoy reading everything but prefer philosophical books, social science journals, and autobiographical novels. The more challenging to my mind and heart, the better.

What are the small essentials that make life more comfortable?

The spirit of teamwork, a commitment to empathy, mutual support between students, teachers, and parents. Anything that would materialize these disposition will definitely make life more comfortable.  By default, knowing that people know that I hear them and care about them is enough for me to have a comfortable life.

What are your favorite snacks?

Watermelon in the summer and in the Winter I like Ferrero Rocher (Hazelnut chocolates). Otherwise, I am not picky,

What do you do to unwind?

Visiting friends, playing guitar and outdoor activities.

How could a parent volunteer help you most?

I welcome any support especially with craft activities or any initiative which will turn learning into a collaborative adventure.   

Lower SchoolS. Ferrieri