|TANZANIA – UGANDA REGION|
|“The Spirit blows not only where He wills but also when He wills”, is a consoling phrase found in the letter of St. Bernard to a priest who complained of his spiritual sloth. Perhaps it throws light on the event of the SCBs beginning the mission in Africa in the year 1997 and all the impossibilities that came on their way when they wanted to begin it a century before which are recorded in the history of the Congregation.|
|In giving heed to the Spirit who inspires and directs, the then Superior General Mother Andrea and her council with the help of Fr. Stephen Chemmalakuzhy SDB inaugurated the first mission in Africa on 31st May, 1997, at Iringa, Tanzania. The pioneers of the mission were Srs. Punithavathy Fernando, Mangala Mary and Jansi Jai. The Mission since then is growing and has now 24 Indian missionaries, 2 sisters from the place who form 6 different communities.|
Kibao is our third bee hive in Tanzania. It is situated in Mufindi District, 130 kms from Iringa town in the Diocese of Iringa. This mission station in the remote high lands of Tanzania runs a hospital with 76 beds with Outpatients / Inpatients department, Laboratory services, R.C.H, Voluntary Counseling and Testing for H.I.V and Tuberculosis Unit. Pastoral service to the parishioners scattered in several substations is also rendered.
A small library to benefit the poor students of the locality has been started in the premises.
Every good thought and deed comes to us through the inspiration from the Almighty. The sisters of St. Charles Borromeo were inspired to begin a dispensary at Morogoro to reach out to the poor and needy through their compassionate Love of God.
The dispensary building was completed and was blessed by the Bishop of Morogoro on April 28, 2008. The building served as the residence for the sisters as well as the initial Formation house until June 11, 2013 when a formation house was built. The initial procedure of the registration was done and was submitted to the ministry. The permission was granted on 27th of October, 2014. The dispensary was blessed on the feast of St. Charles Borromeo and began to function rendering Outpatient care and the Laboratory services .
There are 10 postulants and 6 novices preparing to commit themselves to the Lord.
NEBBI – UGANDA
Sisters run a small Dispensary for alternative therapy whereby patients are treated with herbal medicine and reflexology.
Sisters are also involved in Vocation Promotion, visiting the houses and praying with the people, evening classes for children and pastoral activity.