Ikorodu (Nigeria). On 26 June2021, at the Parish of St. Augustine of Ikorodu, the Animators Course was held organized by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of the West Africa Mother of God Province (AFO) present in Nigeria.
The theme of the Formation meeting, which was attended by more than 50 animators of the parishes of the Deanery of Ikorodu was: “Preventive System, Educational Pedagogy and Spirituality for the education of children today”.
Present at the day were Fr. Basil Okoro, Dean of the Deanery of Ikorodu, Fr. Francis, Chaplain of the Missionary Childhood Association (MCA), Fr. Livinus Orakwe, Claretian of the Parish of St. Augustine.
Sr. Justine Egbedike Oluchi, FMA, animated the formative meeting with the Salesian educational method, through teaching, sharing among and with the young people, and group work to concretely lead animators to understand the importance of the Preventive System. The young people lived a time in work groups with practical activities on the application of the Preventive System with children.
At the end of the formation meeting, the animators expressed their gratitude to God and to the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians for the experience lived.
The FMA Community composed of Sr. Jacqueline George, Sr. Justine Egbedike Oluchi, and Sr. Dieudonne Jean Louis made their official entrance in Ikorodu-Lagos in Nigeria, in the Archdiocese of Lagos, on 15 November 2019 in response to requests from local Bishops to respond to the educational and formation needs of young Nigerians. They collaborate with pastoral activities and the accompaniment of groups of young people and children in the Parish of St. Augustine, for vocational animation and the oratory.
With the presence of the FMA, the educational charism of St. John Bosco and St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello spreads in Nigeria, so that the young people may know Jesus and live life to the full.