The Divine Word Missionaries, originally Societas Verbi Divini (SVD), is a worldwide Catholic Brother congregation originating in Steyl, Netherlands in 1875. Since 1938, the SVD have been represented in Ghana, today as the Ghana and Liberia Province. In addition to pastoral community work, educational institutions on basic and secondary level were founded early on throughout Ghana, which over the decades were transferred to state operation.
Some educational institutions, however, are still under the patronage of the SVD today. The management of the Province in Ghana is in local hands, the leadership team is international. The joint projects are carried out in consultation with the Steyler Missionsprokur in Steinhausen, Switzerland.