2017 Uganda Mission Maintenance Trip

Posted on: November 1, 2016 12:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Volunteer,

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.

View photos from December 2015 Maintenance Trip

The Maintenance Group

Sr. Mary Janet Stamm              Bob Parsons          Brian Golden
Bob Simon              Bill Rawe          Rick Keller
Ruth Averdick              Judy Rawe          Jodee McElfresh

The Impact

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.

Partner with the Maintenance Trip

  • Donate online at
  • Send your donation by mail to:
    • Sisters of Notre Dame Uganda Maintenance, 1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, KY 41011
    • Checks payable to "Sisters of Notre Dame"
    • Please write "Maintenance Trip" in the check memo
  • Questions? Please contact Jodee McElfresh, Director of Mission Advancement, at (859)392-8228 or

SND Mission Fast Facts

• 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!

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