“Le centre Notre Dame des Anges” in French; the Our Lady of
the Angels Center in English and
abbreviated OLAC was initiated by Mr. Pascal Mafo.
It was first called “Association Notre Dame des Anges.” The
idea of its creation came from the second Joyous Mystery of
the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary who after the
announcement by angel Gabriel that she will be the mother of
the savior went straight away to her pregnant and aged
cousin Elisabeth to help her in the household chores,
showing thus that when one serve all those in the need, he
serve God. (Lk 1:39-56)
Conscious of the environment favorable
for the growth and spread of diseases and poverty which
affects particularly vulnerable and the less privileged
population, considering the fact that the State alone cannot
resolve all the evil plaguing our society and may need the
assistance of individuals; internal and external
organizations in order to ameliorate the health conditions
of the sick people, Mr. Pascal Mafo after many meetings and
consultations with people interested in the amelioration of
the health conditions of the population created the “Our
Lady of the Angels Center” to concretize this idea.
Born in Mambanda (Douala IV in Cameroon)
in the year 2000, the association truly took effect on the
27th May 2001 during its first constitutive
General Assembly during which Mr. Pascal Mafo was elected
executive bureau president and in charge of facilitating the
legal recognition of the association.
After making many approaches, the
association was registered, recognized and legalized on May
On the 13th September 2007,
during its extraordinary General Assembly, the association
changed its designation to adopt that of “Centre Notre Dame
des Anges” in French or “Our Lady of the Angels Center” in
English and abbreviated (OLAC).
The “Our Lady of the Angels Center” (OLAC)
is a humanitarian association, non political, lay,
but inspired with Christian inspiration working in the fear
That is why it believes among others that:
1°) Man is the visible image of the
2°) God is in every man that he has created.
3°) Life is sacred since it is a gift from
4°) Each person will be judged by the love
he had in
God and in his neighbor. (Lk 10:25-37)
Hence, its founders have taken as their
motto: “Serve God
The “Our Lady of the Angels Center” has
the following objectives:
Promote health education and
sensitization of the populations on elementary rules of
hygiene as well as on STDs and AIDS.
Give first aid to vulnerable and
less privileged people.
Prevent diseases through vaccination
Create aid posts to assist the
populations where there are no health facilities.
Train unemployed youths into the
profession nursing aid.