Since 1850, the Sisters of Notre Dame have been devoted to the education of women, especially those on the margins. Census reports indicate grave literacy disparity between women and men, crippling economic and social stability in many parts of the world. Too often, a young girl is sold into marriage by her own father, becoming a mother even as a child. Reports also show that education makes a difference in preventing these unjust realities. We have been blessed with opportunities to educate both girls and boys of all ages, but gender disparity continues to be an ugly sign of the times. Especially in the East African countries of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, we are reaffirming our commitment to women. For example:
- Notre Dame Academy Secondary in Buseesa, Uganda prepares young women to enter college and pursue careers which make a social impact, such as education, medicine, and social work.
- Through sewing classes, young women in Tanzania are learning marketable skills and financial independence.
- More than 20 postulants will be entering our community in Africa in the coming months. Their spiritual formation and education will make a profound difference in those they will serve in the name of the Gospel.
With gratitude for your previous support, we invite you to invest in the lives of the women entrusted to our care. Your donation to our East Africa/Uganda Fund will open new horizons for them and their families. Be assured of the heartfelt gratitude and prayer of each Sister of Notre Dame,
both locally and around the world.
Secure donations can be made online or by mailing a check to our regional office at 1776 Hendrix Ave Thousand Oaks CA 91360. Click here to learn more about the Global Missions outreach of the Sisters of Notre Dame.