Clean Water Project News
During the 2021 Lenten season, we’ll share the work of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from around the world. We hope you in turn will share their work with your family, friends, students and faculty by email or by posting each Lenten Snapshot on a bulletin board.
Sister Grace Amarachi Ezeonu, SNDdeN, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Representative at the United Nations, attended 2021 virtual 59th Session of the UN Commission for Social Development. The major theme of this year’s session was the role of digital technologies in promoting sustainable development and the well-being of all.
Kitenda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is the last of the Congolese sites that was initially developed in 2010 and slated for refurbishment this year with new photovoltaic equipment and lithium-ion batteries.
On June 6, 1894, at the behest of the Jesuits, seven Sisters left Antwerp, Belgium, for Congo. Today, in the Congo-Kinshasa Province, there are currently 131 professed Sisters, 10 postulants, and three novices in training to become Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
March 6, 2020
During the 2020 Lenten season, we’ll share the work of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from around the world.
March 13, 2020
In the African countries where our Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur live and work, clean water is an ongoing challenge. Sister Henriette lives and works in Lemfu and Sister Patience is based in Kinsaku.
March 19, 2020
March 22 is World Water Day. Learn more about the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur’s Clean Water for Life Program and how it provides clean, safe water to vulnerable people throughout the world.
March 26, 2020
Recently, the struggle for clean water has improved in rural Nigerian villages, but having enough water continues to be a frustration and concern for the Sisters, schools, medical facilities and local communities.
April 3, 2020
This week we look at the clean water facilities in Pelende where our Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur live and work.
April 10, 2020
Our Sisters in Itenge and Kitenda work to develop reliable clean water sources and photovoltaic (solar energy) systems in their communities in Congo.
April 17, 2020
In our final 2020 Lenten Snapshot we focus on the self-sufficiency of photovoltaic systems.