St. Julie Mission re-opens partially

Posted on: October 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, East africa,

Sister Mary Scovia Nakiito working in the garden at St. Julie Mission (Buseesa, Uganda)

Update from Sr. Mary Colette Theobald who has returned to Buseesa, Uganda after an unexpectedly long home visit in the States:

"During the lockdown that began in March in Uganda, no travel was permitted at all for two months, not even by private car. The schools, of course, were closed.

The sisters worked in the garden raising food for themselves since they could not travel to markets. They grew potatoes, sweet potatoes, maize, greens such as dodo (which is like spinach), onions, tomatoes, carrots, pineapples, etc. They enjoyed many, many avocados from our own trees. Mangoes and papayas were plentiful for a time.

Fortunately, grades P7 (the final year of primary), S4 (the final year of O-level), and S6 (the final year of A-level) were allowed by the government to open on October 15. These are the grades that take comprehensive government examinations. These exams should be taking place now (October), but have been postponed until March. Hopefully in January all of the classes will be able to return."

Sister Therese Marie Nabakka
Date: on October 30, 2020

Wow! This is wonderful. Thank you sisters for the hard work during Civid days. keep beautifying the environment and caring for our common home. Proud of you; you sister

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