The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) is pleased to announce and introduce Mr. Marcelo Leites from Uruguay as the in-coming General Secretary of WSCF. This decision was made by the WSCF Executive Committee following more than a year of search process which began in October 2019 and was completed last November 2020. As the in-coming General Secretary, Marcelo Leites, will be presented by the Executive Committee to the member movements in the forthcoming WSCF General Assembly (GA) for approval.
Marcelo David Leites comes from a long history of involvement with the Student Christian Movements (SCMs) in Uruguay and WSCF LAC. He currently works as WSCF’s Regional Executive formerly called Regional Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) from 2012 and Director for WSCF’s Global Program on Ecological Justice since 2016. Prior to this, Marcelo was a member of the Student Christian Movement of Uruguay from 2005 to 2011. He worked as a Social Educator, Campaigner and Accompanier for youth-related programs and projects in Montevideo, Uruguay before joining WSCF as the interim regional secretary for LAC in 2011.
13 November 2020
Dear WSCF member movements, senior friends and partners,
Greetings from the WSCF Inter-regional office!
We continue to pray that you are all well at this time of COVID19 global pandemic. This pandemic has affected our lives, including the way we do our work and engage with all of you. With the postponement of our In-person 37th General Assembly (GA) last June in Berlin, we continue to strive and adapt to inevitable changes in the life of our Federation under this so called new normal. I’m therefore writing to inform you of two very important changes in the life of our global Federation today.
First, we wish to inform you of the resignation of Ms. Georgine Kengne Djeutane as WSCF Chairperson last September 2020. Georgine leaves the role and responsibilities of the chairperson position to our WSCF Co-vice chairpersons, Immanuel Gopala Kitnan and Salma Sharaf until the next General Assembly (GA) is organized where elections will be held for the new set officers of the Federation.
30th March 2020
Dear WSCF 37th General Assembly participants,
Greetings on behalf of the WSCF Executive Committee.
Last March 24, 2020, the WSCF Executive Committee met online to discuss the scenarios of the WSCF General Assembly (GA) and the impact of the pandemic Covid19 this coming June 4 to 12,2020 in Berlin. The Executive Committee also received the recommendation from the GA Local Host Committee on the situation in Germany and the prospects of our GA in June. We also exchanged information from the different parts of the world on the escalating number of cases and its trajectory.
The Executive Committee are one in hearts and minds that the foremost concern is the safety and protection of lives, the well-being of all at this time of unprecedented global crisis. Thru prayerful discernment, the Executive Committee decided to postpone the WSCF 37th General Assembly this coming June and its related events, the WSCF Executive Committee Meetings and the Senior Friends Gathering. The new dates of the GA next year will be announced in the most opportune time, when all the logistics and preparatory arrangements have been re-adjusted and finalized.
At this time of great need, we invite you to pray with us.