Garam, Tafa LGA, Niger State

Formation House and Centre of the Nigerian Mission
Garam, Tafa LGA, Niger State
Postal address:   P.O.Box 152, Bwari, Abuja FCT

Formation house in Garam

In Garam, formation takes place for our young members.
Besides that, the Sisters conduct a mobile clinic for the villages belonging to our parish, and they also reach out to other villages where there is a need for health care. One day a week per village, the team of nurses goes out to see the people who need help. They provide consultation and medicine, and also help people with referral to hospitals or doctors if there is such a need. Often, people also come to our house at night when there is a health problem.

Mobile clinics often take place in the station churches
The ambulance house next to the formation house

Because in villages in the bush, it is very difficult for the smaller children to reach one of the schools, we started a pre-school in Azhin Khasa with about 120 children. By now the school has reached the 6th class and has been registered by the government.

'Lions Club Westerwald' supports the school by donating money for a school bus. This helps to bring the children from other villages and even as far as Bwari. There are requests now to build up a boarding as the roads are so bad, especially since the building of the railway project which passes close to Azhin Kasa.




Sisters teach catechism in Garam and in Gyedna, in that way enabling the catechists to also reach out to other villages in our big parish. 

With the help of sponsors in Germany and in America, we were able to build boreholes in several villages which had no access to clean water. There is more need for that in other villages.

We started a self-help group for Widows in Garam - it is now St. Felicitas Society Catholic Church, Garam                                       

and a domestic trainee program for young women in our house in Garam. The first two women have graduated sucessfully.

Again the sisters held a course for girls who had had no chance to go to school. On Saturdays, the sisters taught those girls. There was also practical teaching how to earn a little money. This time the girls learned how to embellish the plastic sandals most people wear here. They also studied how to sew and how to cook simple meals.

In August every year, our children from the Angel Guardian Home in Mgbele come to spend some time with us. They all enjoy the days in the centre of the congregation, and it is a good practise for the novices and the postulants to care for our children and to give them a special time during vacation.

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Contact Nigeria: Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PHJC Nigeria, P.O.Box 152, Bwari Abuja FCT, Formation House, Garam, Tafa LGA, Niger St.
Kontakt Deutschland: Schwester Christeta Hess ADJC, Konvent St. Barbara, Lindenstr. 23-25, 56073 Koblenz