" Do small things with great love." Mother Theresa
Standing in front of the partially completed new school for blind students, Sister Brigitte Yengo, Dr. Sylvere Malonga and prospective students. Only one other school for blind students exists in the Republic of Congo. The school opened in October 2105 withone classroom and an initial class of 12
Additional classrooms, dormitory facilities and living accomodations for visiting teachers and medical volunteers are planned. Donations to help complete the complex are greatly appreciated
Sister Yengo's Children provides funding for programs of Notre Dame Mission in Brazzaville, Congo
Under the leadership of Sister Doctor Brigitte Yengo, DC, MD
The Mission serves orphans, those with medical needs, and the handicapped.
Orphanage. 62 orphans from newborns to school-age children are lovingly cared for by the Sisters and many Congolese and international volunteers
The Clinic. Chiropractic and general medical help is provided regardlesss of the ability to pay by the clinic at the Mission. Sister Brigitte, a chiropractor and MD and Sister Anne Marie, a chiropractor, are assisted by nurse and medical volunteers, treating many people daily. On occasion, the team will go out into the villages to bring medical care to remote locations.
The Handicapped. Polio is still a scourge in Congo. To give those crippled by the disease mobility and a sense of self-worth, handicapped workers make a living by building wheelchairs for polio victims. The Mission also provides occupational training in pottery and art works for blind and handicapped. Sewing lessons are given to handicapped women. Upon completion, they are given a manual sewing machine so they can return to their villages with a means to provide for their families.
Special Olympics. To build physical abilities and self-estreem, Sister Brigitte extablished the Special Olympics in Congo-Brazzaville and is the coordinator for several sub-Saharan countries.
The Farm. The Mission grows much of its own food on a small farm tended by older orphan children and other