Sr. Franca Onyibor is a Missionary Sister of the Holy Rosary. She has over 20 years of mission experience in Zambia and Nigeria. While serving in Zambia, she pioneered the ‘Education for Social Transformation Program’, which combines the teaching of science with ‘Training for Transformation’ programs for students and teachers.
With a background in counseling, spirituality and Nonviolent Communication, Sr. Franca introduced a ‘Nonviolent Communication for Social Change’ program in Nigeria, establishing support systems for dialogue and peace building in partnership with national and international teams. She also pioneered ‘Drinking from a Common Well’ a project to promote inter-religious dialogue in communities with both Christian and Muslim populations.
Sr. Franca has also worked on the rights of children in the inner city area of Chicago, and also with international teams tackling child labour. With a background in the An Tairseach program at the Dominican Centre in Wicklow, Sr. Franca is passionate about ecological and environmental issues, and works to create environmental awareness in Nigeria and beyond.
She serves as the Congregational Leader of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary and has also served in leadership and administration of the congregation for over 12 years, including the formation of future missionaries for over 25 years. She joined the Misean Cara Board in June 2021.
- Conflict Transformation
- Family and Interpersonal Relationships
- Leadership (including organizational culture and executive coaching)
- Spirituality and Inner Work