Uganda, called by Sir Winston Churchill, "The Pearl of Africa" covers an area of 236.000 sq kms. It was a British Protectorate and obtained its independence in 1962.
  Currently, in this 2022 the estimated population of the country is 48,497,243 persons with a growth rate of 3.32%. Over the past decade due to improved health care and the emphasis on education the life   expectancy has risen to 66.7. which gives Uganda a world Life Expectancy ranking of 136.  Lliteracy rate has also to increased to 76.53%. Uganda was a British Protectorate and obtained its independence in 1962.

 In 1959 the daughters of Mary and Joseph were invited to Uganda to start girls’ secondary school education. Later the sisters embarked onto hospital ministry and Teacher Training Education. In response to the new needs of society the sisters are currently in various ministries: formal and informal education, medical, agriculture, youth ministry, guidance and counselling, developmental project work, human/religious formation and administration.

In 1984 a farm was established at Bisheshe which continues as a model
 demonstration farm in the area and supplies food to the needy. A women's adult literacyand development group  is also part of the work of the Bisheshe community.

                    Women’s adult literacy and development group with Sr. Alice and Sr. Lucy

Presently there are 30 Sisters living and working in Uganda Vocation promotion and formation continues to be the responsibility of all and Uganda is blessed with new yearly recruits.

Sr. celebrating achievements: Graduations and 6O years of love and service in Religious Life. Middle with a candle
Postulants showing their joy in the vineyard of the Lord. A sign of hope for the future.