Sr. Mary Courtney of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa (FMSA) receives President’s Insignia for Meritorious Achievement in Zambia

Misean Cara is pleased to announce that Sr. Mary Courtney, FMSA has recently been awarded a high honour from the President of Zambia.

On May 24th, Sr. Mary attended the annual investiture ceremony at the State House in Lusaka, presided over by President Hakainde Hichilema, where she received the President’s Insignia for Meritorious Achievement.

She was awarded the recognition for her decades of tireless and fruitful ministry to vulnerable groups in Livingstone, Zambia where over the years she has contributed greatly to the health outcomes of local residents through the establishment of health centres in response to HIV and AIDS, a counseling centre, palliative and home-based care, behaviour change programmes, and providing food to vulnerable patients.

Sr. Mary initiated also initiated a programme to train patients and their families to be financially self-reliant through sustainable farming as well as through savings and loans.

The investiture ceremony was held on the occasion of the 2024 Africa Freedom Day commemorations. When presented with her award, Sr. Mary accepted on behalf of FMSA, her staff and all the volunteers involved in the projects in Zambia.

Click here to view a short video from Zambian State Television, of Sr. Mary receiving her award from the President.

Misean Cara offers its sincere congratulations to Sr. Mary and all at FMSA on this important honour and recognition for their work and contributions to Zambia.

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