2019 Humanitarian Award



For nearly 30 years, Thérèse Ilunga and her husband Lucien Moser have been fighting for thousands of children to have the right to grow in dignity and carry a message of peace and hope. Today their commitment to a life is rewarded


On November 7, 2019 in New York, Maman Thérèse, founder of BUMI, will be awarded the 2019 Humanitarian Prize by World of Children, an American organization internationally recognized as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates”.

Selected from more than 1,500 nominations and the only winner on the African continent, Maman Thérèse stood out for her commitment and dedication to the cause of orphaned and vulnerable children in the DRC. The NGO BUMI went through an extremely rigorous evaluation process and an independent audit was conducted in the field.

Through this recognition, Maman Thérèse wishes to challenge public and private actors, both national and international, about the problem of street children, abandoned children, abused and exploited, deprived of education. She calls on each individual so that together we can build a better future.

You will find attached the World of Children press release which will be distributed through social media, the local and international press. In order not to miss the award ceremony that will take place from November 7, 2019 in New York, stay connected via the social networks of World of Children: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter And Bumi: Facebook | Instagram | Linkedin | Youtube