Being inserted in the village, our community is a home for all. On a daily basis, we receive people who come for different reasons: to greet, to sell (the milieu where we stay, women and girls do a lot of hawking), looking for someone to confide in, and for learning purposes (pupils who come to revise their notes).
For so many years, our sisters have been immersed in the ministry of education at different levels. We respond to this particular call because learning opens a person to many other opportunities and gives occasion to learn about issues that are a concern for us sisters, such as: care of the environment, respect of differences, commitment to Faith, and prevention of modern slavery.
It is almost the 6th month since I was appointed to the community of Gumo, in Ghana, and joined in this pastoral work. I am starting a new project which takes its shape slowly with a small number of pupils. Most of them have a very low performance, some due to family issues, incompetence of teachers, lack of commitment… the list can be long. We help them by assisting and encouraging them to study which seems to be beneficial. The future perspective could be that we take one group that we accompany for some time before they go to senior high school where pupils are boarded.
We have some times of joy with the children in the Church. With them, we organise parties and various activities such as games or night prayers. In one of the outstations where I go for catechesis and the Holy Childhood, the youth animated the Passion of our Lord Jesus. It was an important moment for all who attended.
The number of children attending the groups increases daily and the parish priest had asked us to animate the catechesis and other activities to help them grow in faith.
We animate the important feasts in the church to help the children experience it in a special way; we prepare choreography for Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. Currently as Pentecost nears, we are preparing night prayer on Friday, cleaning (collecting plastics) on Saturday morning, games on Saturday afternoon and a party after the Solemnity of Pentecost.