On July 11, 1995, four Sisters of Notre Dame began a journey to their new home and mission in Busseesa, Uganda. They were Sister Mary Janet Stamm and Sister Mary Delrita Glaser from Covington, KY; and Sister Margaret Mary Scott and Sister Jane Marie McHugh from Thousand Oaks, CA. The sisters were responding to the call of Bishop Deogratias Byabazaire, Bishop of the Diocese of Hoima, Uganda, to come and assist in improving the educational program in the diocese. After learning something of the language, customs, traditions, as well as the educational system of the country, the sisters developed a model for what would be their primary school.
Today, the sisters continue to sponsor the mission in Uganda where they have built one of the top-ranked high schools in the country, a primary school, a preschool, and a convent that has attracted many young women to religious life. The SND schools are committed to serving the poorest rural people, and offering them a high-quality education.
You can make a difference in the life of a Ugandan Student. $600 per year provides the resources to educate, feed, and house one student. The Sisters of Notre Dame are also currently coordinating the drilling of a deep well and construction of its accompanying plumbing system to bring reliable water to the school, village, and local parish.
Check out our short video on the Uganda Mission or a virtual Mission Advancement Update to learn even more!