The Foundation is working with the Augustinian missionaries in Nigeria to sustain projects for education, healthcare, training for woman and youth and peace building
The Irish Augustinian friars arrived in Nigeria in 1938 and the first community was established in 1966.
Nigeria is a very interesting country, full of contradictions and problems. The African Giant is the most populous country of the continent with about 177 million habitants and is the leading economy of Africa, thanks to its very productive sector. At the same time, however, the life expectancy is only 52 years and 70% of the population live below the poverty line (less than a dollar a day). The presence of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, and the continuous interethnic clashes make the country among the most dangerous on the African continent. Despite this the Augustinian friars carry on their work of more than 50 years and in 2000 the Augustinian Province of Nigeria was born. The areas of work are education, health, work training for women and youth and Peace Building.