Jinja Region

Sr. Nankya Robbina

Councilor for Education


Jinja Region is one of three Regions in Uganda.  It comprises of all the Convents of the Little Sisters of St. Francis found in the Diocese of Jinja.

The Administrative House / Regional House is situated in Iganga well known as CMS (Church Missionary Society) trading center 2kms to Iganga town along Jinja Busia-Tororo Highway. There are 84 Sisters living in 15 Communities and serving in one Dioceses

The administrative office began around 1980. Between 1980-1986 Sr. Magdalene Naisanga was the first Area Superior and Sr. Emericiana took over after. Between1986-1990 Sr. Cecilia Kagoya became the first Regional Superior. She handed over to Sr. Rosalia Babirye in 1990-1996. Between 1996-1999 Sr. Rosemary took over. She handed to Sr. Athanasius Bazekuketta in 2000-2004. Sr. Theresa Namwase became Regional Superior in 2004-2010. She handed to Sr. Sarah Nakyesa in 2010-2017. The current Regional superior is Sr. Harriet Nakirya from 14th February 2017 up to date.   


Since our mission is to reach out with compassion to the marginalized, the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Jinja Region are involved in Health ministry, Education at different levels, Social/Pastoral ministry, Hospitality and Administration.

Apart from being involved with running the Institutions, the Little Sisters in Jinja Region work in Diocesan institutions/parishes as well as government institutions. 

Education: The Little Sisters operate nursery schools, Primary and secondary

St. Anthony Celebrating their feast day

 Michael Nursery and Primary School, Namunyumya

Training Health workers in Leprosy Management, Buluba

Bishop Willigers Boys School, Iganga

Medical work: We serve in general nursing, midwifery, as RNs, medical doctors. We also train nurses and midwives, operate mobile clinics, dispensaries and hospitals, and provide specialized care for people with leprosy.


Pastoral and Parish Ministry: The Little Sisters minister in parishes as catechists, counselors and provide general pastoral support.

Social work: We care for people with special needs, lepers, orphans & the aged,

The aged that suffered from leprosy

Babies home Iganga

Protecting the environment