VISION, MISSION AND GUIDING PRINCIPLE OF CIWA
The overall vision, mission and guiding principles of the Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA) as an educational institution are encapsulated in the words of St. Augustine, a co-patron of the Institute (St. Thomas Aquinas is the other Patron), which the Institute has adopted as a Motto, namely: Semper Agents, Semper Quietus. This is a synthesis of Action and Contemplation; of Study and Prayer as general landmark of intellectual work and scholarship in a Christian context.
The activities of the Institute are therefore fashioned to project in contextual systematic discourses, essential values of variant cultures and traditions of the West African sub-region. This is with a view to enhancing a better understanding and commitment of the Christian faith within the various socio-cultural contexts in this region, incorporating, through these, the entire African socio-cultural realities and experiences. Deep-rooted academic engagements such as Annual Theology Week Programmes, Foundation Day (December 8) & Patrons Day Celebrations; including other culturally-oriented institutional activities are avenues the Institute puts the phenomenon of contextualization and enculturation into practice.
In line with its vision and mission and in accordance with CIWA Statutes, the Institute has the following as its main objectives: