Remote Ewulu community in Nigeria donates to the needy during Covid-19 pandemic

ewulucovid 250x25028 JULY, 2020. Four sisters live in our remotest community in Ewulu, Delta State, Nigeria, where they manage the Louis Bautain Farm, growing and harvesting palm fruit and cassava, rearing pigs, and having a catfish farm, among other things. Times have been particularly difficult for the sisters and the wider Ewulu community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

First online international meeting of SSL Associates takes place

associatesonline 250x25028 JULY, 2020. On Saturday, June 20, the Sisters and Associates of Saint Louis held their first online international meeting on Zoom. About 80 people attended from Brazil, Ghana, Ireland, Nigeria and the United States. The gathering provided attendees the opportunity to meet their colleagues from other countries - many for the first time - and this was highly appreciated by all. The consensus was that our meeting was a significant success and that we should continue to hold them in the future.

St Louis School’s Handbook Series, Part 4. Celebrating St Louis Day

stlouisday 250x25029 JUN, 2020. In this fourth article in the eight-part series on the St Louis School’s Handbook of Education, we look at St Louis Day, which is celebrated on August 25, and is a day in which the Sisters of St Louis remember their Patron Saint, St Louis, King of France. It is also a day to celebrate what it means to be a Sister of St Louis and a member of the St Louis Family. The St Louis Handbook for Schools gives us resources for celebrating St Louis day. This article shares why St Louis is celebrated as our patron and the values and virtues that we can learn from St Louis as members of the St Louis Family. It also shares some of the resources contained in the St Louis Handbook for Schools, to help them celebrate St Louis Day.

The challenges of Covid-19 for the AAVE Group in Brazil

brazil covid 250x25028 MAY, 2020. The AAVE Group in Goiânia, Brazil, were left without income following the lockdown of Goiás state on March 19 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Co-founded in 1995 by Margaret Hosty SSL, the AAVE Group work with people living with HIV/AIDS. Following lockdown, the group had to find alternate ways that they could continue to support their clients.

In solidarity with the poor of Ghana through the stormy Covid-19 pandemic

ghana covid19 solidarity 250x25029 JUN, 2020. The Sisters of St Louis in Ghana helped the homeless children, youths, mothers and families of Kumasi during the Covid-19 lockdown by donating 100 bags of pure water to the Emergency Relief Feeding Programme Project of the Street Children Project in the Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi.

Covid-19 affects Bakhita Empowerment Centre for victims of human trafficking in Lagos, Nigeria

bakhita covid 250x25028 MAY, 2020. The Bakhita Empowerment Centre is located in Lagos, Nigeria, for survivors of human trafficking. It has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and since mid-March, has not been allowed to take in new victims of human trafficking.