ORPAHANGES | Catholic Institute of Development Justice and Peace



CIDJAP coordinates the activities of two orphanages operated by the Catholic Diocese of Enugu. Namey, the Guardian Angel Motherless Babies Home Emene, Enugu and the Holy Child Motherless Babies Home at Ogui, Enugu.

With the support from CIDJAP, these two orphanages cater for over one hundred babies and continue to promote pro-life and children welfare support.

These two homes are overseen by the nuursing sisters of Mary Mother of Mercy Congregation with help from other volunteering young men and women.

The two orphanages in their campaign to protect the life of unborn children hold counseling sessions for teenage pregnant girls. Medications are provided by the homes for the children in the fight against childhood killer diseases.

Several volunteer doctors, nurses, men, women and youths from Nigeria and abroad assisted in the care of the children at the Orphanages. Primary and nursery education are availed the children.

The Reverend Sisters in charge of the two orphanages care for orphans, abandoned and disowned children who are given love, affection, nurture, and hope for a better future.

The homes are strengthened to admit and care for more children in order to prevent children from growing up in the streets without the kind love of their biological or surrogate mothers, and thus preserve the dignity of the human person.

GAMB's Major Challenges

Flooding and Destruction

During the 2014 rainy season, the river close to the Guardian Angel Motherless Babies (GAMB) Home, Emene, Enugu overflowed pulling down houses and destroying a lot of things. The orphanage needs to be relocated as the children and their caregivers are in serious danger.

Air Pollution

There is a small pot industry close to the orphanage. The children and their caregivers continually inhale chemicals emanating from this industry. The motherless babies home needs to be relocated because it can cause cancer and other diseases.