Papua New Guinea
The Sisters of Notre Dame have been leaders in education since their arrival in PNG in 1961.
Notre Dame Secondary School educates 700 girls today, grades 9-12, and more than 7,000 young women have gone through the Notre Dame Secondary School sponsored school since its opening in 1969. The Sisters are empowering these young women through their work and are also instrumental in developing Christian leadership in the local parishes of PNG. Most of the Papua New Guineans who are professed Sisters have become trained teachers.
SND Maria Kwin Resource Center
Maria Kwin offers adult learning with year-round courses in Scripture, agricultural areas, cooking, sewing and health care
The Sisters of Notre Dame are also involved in parish and pastoral ministries and have been leaders in forming a national AIDS awareness education program to communicate prevention and management of the disease.
Shalom House and the SND House of Formation
Shalom House is a respite center where the Sisters help women, men and children infected or affected with the AIDS virus.
The House of Formation is for National Sisters considering religious life. The reality of the Church in PNG depends much on the indigenous people bringing the Good News to their own people. Therefore, support for Formation and Education are our biggest needs.