Self observation is the first step to self transformation. Self transformation leads to organizational and social transformation with lasting effects. This is the principle behind the LCI. All the programs at LCI are oriented towards helping the individual to be effective agents of social transformation through this most demanding process of self transformation.
There is a blossoming and wealth of vocations and human resources which need timely and appropriate guidance. This situation has impelled the Fransalians to establish infrastructure and programs that will facilitate proper religious and social formation and education to the people of Africa with a flavor of Fransalian vision of life , embedded in African culture.
The congregation is witness to the tremendous growth of the Church in Africa and her promising future amidst myriad social, political and economic problems. In light of such realities, its goal is to increase its personnel, equipped with knowledge and competence, to respond to the increasing evangelization and social needs of growing societies and communities in Africa.
The concept of a Fransalian University for Africa was in principle accepted by the 2003 Extra-Ordinary General Chapter of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales, reflecting on the foundations and impact of MSFS presence in the continent. The Chapter envisioned the establishment of such an institution in Africa as a holistic contribution of the congregation towards the empowerment of local communities to own the process of self development.