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DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION OF THE PRESENCE OF THE DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY IN NIGERIADate Posted: November 29, 2023
THANKSGIVING OF AMAZING GRACE
With grateful hearts we thank God for the huge success of our Diamond Jubilee celebration, God indeed was made manifest through the intercession of our Blessed Mother the only mother of the little company. We celebrate sixty years of God's faithful love and ever-loving presence since the establishment of the company of the Daughters of Charity on Nigeria soil.
We celebrate sixty years of God's mercy, love, grace, courage, compassion and joy as we serve him in our brothers and sisters who live on the margins of our society. These years have not been without challenges, but then God has come through for us in many ways and we are grateful.
We are grateful to all who accompanied us during the celebration and all who honoured our invitation by their presence
The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul is an International Organization of Consecrated Women in the Catholic church, founded in France in 1633 by St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac.
There are 11,937 sisters living and working in 1,464 communities in 96 countries of the world.
The Daughters of Charity is represented at the united nations where she has a consultative status with the economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
In 1963 three Daughters of Charity from the Province of Great Britain came to Nigeria at the request of Bishop Moynagh.
On 15th March 1974 the first three Nigerian girls were incorporated into the Community
The Province of Nigeria is presently made up of Nigeria, Ghana and Burkina Faso, with 171 Sisters living & working in 26 Communities
Daughters of Charity coordinated the Child Empowerment programme, supported by the Liliane Foundation for over 30 years, in collaboration with local Partner Organizations in 18 States of the Country and networked with numerous national and international Stakeholders
Services offered through Mainstream, own facility and Community Based Rehabilitation Approaches Include:
· General & Mental Health Services
· Maternal and Child care services
· Specialized services for HIV/AIDS, Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics’ Surgical Services
· Diagnostic services
· Pharmaceutical services
· Physiotherapy/Assistive Devices
· Speech/Occupational Therapies
· Nutrition Programmes
· Water & Sanitation
Educational Services such as:
· Managing and facilitating mainstream education in
· Regular Schools
· Inclusive schools
· Special Schools
· Literacy programmes
· Non-formal Educational Services
Livelihood empowerments like: Wage, Self, group & Supported Employment
We engage on Social Services such as:
· Services to homeless and displaced persons
· Prison Ministry
· Anti-human trafficking Ministry
· Community Based Inclusive Development
· Safe Child Advocacy
· Counselling Service
· Women Development programmes
We also participate actively in Pastoral Services such as:
Pastoral care of the sick, Catechesis, Youth Ministry, Accompaniment of Church
Organizations and Pious societies. And are involved in Advocacy &
Lobby to promote human rights, justice and peace and curb discrimination and
Building: Including Training, Provision of equipment, vehicles,
solar installations, etc.
other organizations, governments, National and International NGOs, Donor
Agencies, Embassies, etc.
Ø Internally displaced persons due to Flood, insurgency,
Ø COVID-19 & Post COVID Interventions
within the framework of National and organizational laws as well as the UNCRPD
and the SDGs
Women, we draw their strength for service from daily encounter with God