Sister Yengo's Children Sister Yengo's Childen is an all-volunteer not for profit organization that provides funding for programs of Notre Dame Mission in Brazzaville, Congo. SYC is a 501 ( c ) 3 Illinois Corporation which has a volunteer board of directors. 99% of all contributions are used to support the programs and are tax deductible.
Under the leadership of Sister Doctor Brigitte Yengo, DC, MD
The Mission serves orphans, those with medical needs, and the handicapped.
Orphanage. 62 orphans from newborns to school-age children are lovingly cared for by the Sisters and many Congolese and international volunteers.
The Clinic. Chiropractic and general medical help is provided regardlesss of the ability to pay by the clinic at the Mission. Sister Brigitte, a chiropractor and MD and Sister Anne Marie, a chiropractor, are assisted by nurse and medical volunteers, treating many people daily. On occasion, the team will go out into the villages to bring medical care to remote locations.
Occupational Training Polio is still a scourge in Congo. To give those crippled by the disease mobility and a sense of self-worth, handicapped workers make a living by building wheelchairs for polio victims. The Mission also provides occupational training in pottery and art works for blind and handicapped. Sewing lessons are given to handicapped women. Upon completion, they are given a manual sewing machine so they can return to their villages with a means to provide for their families.
Schools. The Mission has established schools for visually impaired students and for mentally disabled students
The Farm. The Mission grows much of its own food on a small farm tended by older orphan children and other volunteers