Mothers’ Union members in Nigeria are working to support the young and those in need in their communities.
Membership of Mothers’ Union in Nigeria is highly encouraged though some groups do struggle with attendance at meetings. However they are focused on providing opportunities for children and being role models. Members are able to support families by providing marriage counselling and parenting skills support. In the past year good new events have taken place across the province; these have included a Mothering Sunday Celebration and a regional Conference on the theme – “Ask and it shall be given”.
Members in Katsina diocese are very active in helping others to achieve their best in life. Members are sponsored to attend conferences on learning skills such as sewing in order to become self-reliant. Other handiwork skills are taught such as knitting and food preparation for either home use or for sale to raise income.
As many members live in rural areas agriculture is a main concern, with poultry, rabbits and the keeping of sheep and goats a focus for members either for themselves or with helping their neighbours.
Family life education is another focus and members help at a nursery and primary school.
Transport is a problem for this missionary diocese, while Christian and Muslim relationships in a mainly Muslim predominant area are very important.