By Sr. Mary Juliet Ahaisibwe

Sisters of Notre Dame


The Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Julie Convent Buseesa, Uganda, resolved to “go green” having been enlightened about the cry of Mother Earth. “We are moving forward with determination and continually commit ourselves to care for our Mother Earth. As our action plan, we carry out a number of activities in response to the cry of Mother Earth,” they said.

Among other interventions, the sisters planted over 100 trees in their Butemba Farm, and over 50 trees in and around St. Julie Model School compound, St, Julie Nursery, and Notre Dame Academy.  “We strongly believe that we are adding beauty and supplying oxygen to our environment, Sr. Mary Magdalene remarked.

The sisters took the initiative of eradicating plastics from the “common home.” After sensitizing and mobilizing their students and teachers at Notre Dame Academy through a one-week seminar facilitated by the Head Teacher, Sr. Mary Magdalene Musila, a sister of Notre Dame, the entire community resolved to take action of cleaning a nearby trading center, Akasalaba along Kagadi Bubende road.  “It was a good gesture and sensitization exercise for all the people around the village and society including the students and teachers who joined the team work,” Sr. Mary added.

The students became very creative in designing different charts according to different houses and hostels. It was very nice seeing them move with their colored placards advocating for environmental protection. “Together we can renew the face of the Earth and make our common home a beautiful place for everyone to live in.  It is our duty and responsibility to uplift Mother Earth,”

Sisters and Students of Notre Dame Academy advocating for clean environment.