2021 projects -
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Your donations in 2021
In 2021, a large number of pupils and teachers, from our schools in France - in Voiron, Orbec, Brunoy, Paris, Nancy - and Belgium - Jupille, all started up support campaigns. Friends of the Congregation and former pupils from every country also sought to contribute in 2021 to the following CND projects:
First of all the development of educational projects: supplying Alix Le Clerc Primary School in Lubumbashi (DR Congo) with IT equipment (30 €); and in Kim Son, north Vietnam, the development of the Community House in order to take in more children and young people (800 €).
Secondly, improvements to our buildings: in Kolwezi (DR Congo), major maintenance work on the school and community buildings at Notre-Dame de Lumière School (327 €); and in Saigon and Rach Gia (Vietnam) work to raise the height of the buildings of our novitiate and community in the Mekong Delta, which have regularly suffered damage from floods (000€).
Finally, funding to preserve and restructure the schools of the Brazil Vicariate, which have suffered badly over the pandemic (170 €). These funds will help restore the Vicariate’s finances to better health over the long term.
Wherever they are around the world, our Sisters and all lay members of our educational teams thank you for your generosity.
Vietnam: works in Kim Son, Saigon and Rach Gia
Our novices in Vietnam (pictured below View from the front in their dress habits) need no longer worry about being flooded several times a year as in the past. Repair work was completed on time.
The novices spend one year in their Formation House as part of their discernment journey as proposed by the Congregation, before joining a Community in a place of learning for children.
In the new community at Kim son in north Vietnam, construction of an additional floor has created space for several classrooms where support lessons can be held in maths, English and music for the children of the village. These have proved an unmitigated success, and take place every day, from morning to evening.
Computerisation of Alix School at Lubumbashi (DRC)
Alix Le Clerc School opened in 2014 next to the convent of Sisters of Our Lady in the centre of Lubumbashi, the largest city in the south of DR Congo. Its roll rises every year and currently stands at 430 pupils divided into 17 nursery and primary classes.
The big news at the start of the 2021 academic year was that a computer room with 30 terminals was set up which all 6 year groups of the primary school can use, under teacher supervision. They start by learning basic operations, how to search, how to open their inbox, do their homework...
Good IT skills are vital for the economic and social development of the African Continent, and of the huge country of Congo in particular, where traditional communication methods are highly unreliable. Our goal for the next few years is to increase dramatically the number of IT rooms in all the Congregation’s schools in Congo and make them accessible to all year groups.