The FMA in the world and in Africa
The Institute of the Daughter of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) is a large worldwide educational network which in synergy with entities and organizations, civil and ecclesial, makes visible the Salesian charismatic mission in the world. This network includes 11,841 FMAs spread across 95 countries on 5 continents.
In Africa, the FMA number 616 in 27 countries across 104 communities.
For better organization, the Institute is structured into provinces and vice-provinces. It has 79 including the West African province which has 7 countries: Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria.
The FMA presence in Nigeria has barely been for a year. We arrived in Nigeria on 15th November 2019.
OUR WORKS in West Africa
We exercise our educational mission through:
– Professional centers
– Homes for children at risk and boarding schools
– Oratories and Youth Centers (leisure and training spaces)
In some rural areas, we are running dispensaries or health centers to reach out to vulnerable populations.
The West African Province has 4 primary schools, 2 secondary schools, 8 vocational centers, 3 homes for children at risk, 3 boarding schools and 9 oratories.