The city of Calabar in Nigeria, Africa
Located in southeastern Nigeria, Calabar is the capital of Cross River State. For more information on location and history see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calabar.
Education in the city of Calabar
The training center is located on the compound of St. Patrick’s College. Here is a short history of the foundation in the 1930s:
In Nigeria there already existed Irish missions, orders for priests, and congregations for sisters – some dating back to the early 1900s. In the early 1920s, Irish priests of the Order of the Holy Spirit established their mission in the southern part of Nigeria. Later, St. Patrick’s Society for Foreign Missions, dedicated on March 17, 1932, became one of many Catholic groups in Nigeria providing education, both religious and secular. (Quote from https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/05/17/st-patrick-and-nigeria-the-irish-influence-on-an-african-countrys-catholic-mission/ on 24. 09. 2022).
Quote from https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/05/17/st-patrick-and-nigeria-the-irish-influence-on-an-african-countrys-catholic-mission/ (translated on September 23, 2022.)
School facilities in Calabar, Nigeria
There are currently two educational facilities on the college campus. There is a kindergarten and a Primary School, run directly by the missionaries, and there is also a High School with a boarding school that is assigned to the archdiocese of Calabar. The Skill Acquisition Center (SAC) training center,which is supervised by HIFA, is located in the latter area.