The Daughters of Charity are present in 21 African Countries. The Irish Sisters have worked in Nigeria and Ethiopia since the early 1960’s and now the young Nigerian Sisters have branched out to Ghana and Burkina Faso giving us contacts in all these mission areas. In 2002 the Irish Province opened a new mission in Kenya which has grown rapidly and is training young Kenyan Sisters to work in a variety of projects in their own country for the most marginalised.
Click here to download our Missions Newsletter for 2011
What do we do?
Health Services: Primary Health Care HIV/AIDS—DREAM a programmed directed primarily for pregnant women to ensure their babies are born free from HIV infection
Leprosy, TB programmes.
Provision of safe water
Schools for disadvantaged children; special schools for children with physical/intellectual disabilities
Nursery and Preschools in rural areas
Training and education to enable people to become self-sustaining
Homeless, street children, care of the mentally ill and destitute, people suffering from substance abuse.
Welfare and empowerment of prisoners
Prayer: Everyone can pray, young and old, rich and poor, no matter where you live.
Volunteering: We offer short and long term placements in Kenya and Nigeria and other countries where there are Daughters of Charity
Personal Donation: you can make a general or a specific donation. We guarantee that every cent of your donation will go directly to those in need
Fundraising: By asking your friends and work colleagues to become involved in organising for example, coffee morning, disco, cake sale, mini marathon. Or invite your local school or local organisation to adopt one of the projects.
Legacies: remembering our projects in your will
You can help us transform lives by making a donation towards any of our projects such as:
Providing food supplements for a person living with HIV/Aids
Sponsoring a child in School
Providing income generating equipment such as a sewing machine; soap making kit; farming tools
Assisting someone to die with dignity in the hospice
Sponsoring a well to provide clean water
Supporting people who are homeless and destitute
Educating our young African sisters
For further information please contact
Mission Development co-ordinator, Daughters of Charity
St. Catherine’s Provincial House, Dunardagh, Temple Hill, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Telephone:00353 1 2882896 or 00353 87 2657614
If you would like to make a donation please send to above address or directly to our bank account:
Daughters of Charity Mission Development Account, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Account Number: 47514842 IBAN IE38BOFI9010 2847 5148 42
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