Ella, a recent graduate, shares her experience in assisting the needy in Benin City. Despite being in Calabar, she was able to work remotely in organizing a team of volunteers resident in Benin to provide palliatives and health and safety measures to some indigenes of Benin City.
Archive: Opus Dei in Nigeria
This year the masses will be without congregation because of the lockdown. Some masses will be live online though different platforms.
A teacher of the Lagoon Institute of Hospitality Studies (LIHS), shares with joy the experiences of her students who, during the holidays, organized culinary sessions in their various communities. These sessions have turned to be impactful both to the students and their communities. LIHS is a hospitality and tourism school in Lagos targeted at equipping young women from low income homes with relevant skills that help them to be economically independent.
Several women attending the means of formation in centres of Opus Dei in Lagos started WiNE (Women in New Evangelization) an initiative that organizes activities for young professionals. They decided to start one to help the less privileged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking advantage of a recent industrial strike action by staff of government owned universities, 25 undergraduates from about five different universities in Nigeria volunteered to work on the expansion project of Alayo Youth centre, located in Iloti village in Ogun state. Uchenna, a recent graduate of Microbiology, narrates his experience of the work camp.
Rosario "Charo" Basterra, arrived in Nigeria in the year 1972 on an adventure of self-giving that would span 47 years; beginning with the Lagoon College, one of many social projects she helped set up across the country. One of the first women of Opus Dei, Charo died on October 18th, aged 92.
This article appeared in ThisDay Newspaper on the 3rd of August, 2019, recalls and celebrates the first visit of Mons. Fernando Ocariz as Prelate of Opus Dei to Nigeria a year ago.