Joy Village represents an ideal of human community centered on awakening the inherent capacity within each one of us to love and be loved and to come to know our true Self through compassionate service.
The first Joy Village is situated in Ebe county in Enugu State, southern Nigeria, an extremely poor, drought-stricken region. Over the last seven years SSAI Triple Care Mandate has begun to dramatically transform the communities of the surrounding area which for generations have been plagued by poverty, ill-health and low aspirations.
In 2010, Father Charles Ogada founded the Spiritan Self Awareness Initiative (SSAI), a non-profit humanitarian organization in Nigeria, with one primary goal: to adopt poor rural villages and co-develop them into values-based caring communities, or Joy Villages using SSAI’s Triple Care Mandate.
With gratitude and love,