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Sisters of Notre Dame Covington Province Uganda Mission Office

D r u m b e at s e d u c at i o n i s s u e

Dear Partner in Mission, When you made your last donation to the SND mission in Uganda, did you ever wonder how your dollars make a difference to someone nine time zones away? Here is something to consider: • UNESCO has estimated that 68% of children in Uganda who enroll in primary school are likely to drop out before finishing the prescribed 7 years. • Only about a quarter of young people remain in secondary school (World Bank Education Report). • These are national averages. The students in the Buseesa area live in one of the poorest in the country. During the civil wars of the ‘70s and ‘80s, almost everything was destroyed. An entire generation grew into adulthood with no education and no ability to read. • The government provides scant funding for education, at least in the Buseesa area. • Parents of our students are usually subsistence farmers living well below the poverty level. Enter you, our generous donor. With your assistance we have been able to educate 100 nursery school children in Buseesa and 100 in Mpala, 260 primary girls and boys in Buseesa, and 180 secondary girls in Buseesa annually. Toward the end of each academic year, students in P7 and S4 take state tests to determine if they are prepared to advance to the next educational level. To date, every student at St. Julie Primary and Notre Dame Secondary has passed these exams. Many students attend the university and some have completed their college education. Just as important, we see the life and career choices our graduates are making. These choices tend to focus on touching other people’s lives because they know how their lives were touched. Gratefully in our good and provident God,

Contact Info

Sr. Mary Margaret Droege, SND Director, Uganda Mission Office

1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, KY 41011 Email: mmdroege@sndky.org Phone: (859)392-8109 Fax: (859)291-1774

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