In January 2017, eight volunteers will travel with Sr. Mary Janet Stamm to the SND mission in Uganda, East Africa. For two weeks they will replace screens, install lights, and patch and paint the schools and dormitories.
|Sr. Mary Janet Stamm||Bob Parsons||Brian Golden|
|Bob Simon||Bill Rawe||Rick Keller|
|Ruth Averdick||Judy Rawe||Jodee McElfresh|
The immediate impact of the maintenance work is safer and easier day-to-day living at the mission.
The new screening will keep out unwanted mosquitoes, which can transmit malaria.
The fresh paint will prevent the metal railings from rusting and the wood doors from splintering and rotting.
The new security lights will brighten an area where it is difficult to see your hand in front of your face at night.
The long-term impact, however, reaches far beyond daily ins-and-outs. Maintaining and progressing the infrastructure ensures that this twenty-one-year mission continues, that the sisters can remain focused on teaching and social outreach, and that hundreds of children from the rural bush area of Uganda are provided a Catholic education that is truly transformative and empowering.
• Located in Buseesa and Mpala, Uganda (East Africa)
• 260 primary school students
• 200 nursery school students
• 180 secondary school students
• 2 Covington SNDs at mission (Sr. Anita Marie Stacy & Sr. Mary Judith Averbeck)
• 1 farm that provides food for mission and employment to local residents
• Notre Dame Senior Secondary Academy was ranked 2nd in the entire country in September 2016!