Sister Godelieve Matondo
Lemfu Medical Center, Democratic Republic of Congo
"Continuing a mission of education as St. Julie saw it."
Where Life is Difficult, Education is a Priority
Sisters Godelieve Matondo (top photo) and Marie Josée Mbambi (bottom photo) work at the medical centre in Lemfu in Congo. Both Sisters are nurses who take care of many women delivering babies and receiving medical care. When the new mothers return home, the two Sisters continue to teach these women life education and good care after birth.
The Sisters do not use books for teaching the women because most of them are unable to read. Instead, the Sisters educate the women with songs and stories. New mothers who get this training are very motivated and practice what they learn.
This is another example of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur teaching people what they need to know for life.