If you educate a woman you educate a nation – African proverb

The OLA Sisters have been involved in education in Africa since 1873, even before the official foundation of the Congregation.

The Sisters established a reputation for offering high quality education from primary to tertiary level.

The Sisters are careful to ensure that the poorer members of society have access to education.  This is done in many ways - by opening schools in more remote areas where other groups are not providing education; by offering scholarships to students who could not otherwise afford to attend school; by subsidizing some students in need of sponsorship.

Convinced of the vital role of education in empowering people, we continue to seek opportunities for active involvement in formal education in schools – from nursery to university level.

We also participate in the initial and on-going religious formation of Sisters and Priests, as well as on-going empowerment and leadership training of other groups within the communities in which we live and work.