Passionate about teaching and helping women, Sister Colette Beru started a women’s group in the town of Sunyani, Ghana, where she has been living for several years. While attending Mass one day last year, she noticed the women sitting in a separate section from the youth and the men, not interacting. She approached the women with the suggestion of coming together to form a women’s group.
This now vibrant group holds sessions on personal hygiene and cleanliness, family life, and the importance of education for the children. They are learning how to make soap and other household items for their own use and to sell in the market. Sister Colette warmly reflects, “It is amazing what God can do when two or three are gathered with a common purpose.”
Born in the Upper West region of Ghana, Sister Colette entered our Community in 1998. After making Final Vows in 2002, she was assigned to Techiman where she taught and also was a vocation promoter. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Religious Studies and Education from the Catholic University College Fiapre, Sunyani, in 2008. She later studied Educational Administration and Management at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.
In addition to her women’s group work, Sister Colette continues teaching and assisting in the local parish. She also serves as the Pre-candidate Formation Coordinator of Medical Mission Sisters in Unit West Africa.