St. Al's News
It’s been 15 years since the seed of hope was planted in the heart of Kibera slums. A lot has been realised but this lives a lot ot be done yet. On 17th June 2018, St. Aloysius Gonzaga secondary school marked its 15th anniversary since its humble beginnings at the heart of Kibera slums. Since then, the school has been a true beacon of hope to hundreds of boys and girls who have dared to dream courtesy of the support they have been accorded. On this anniversary and in line with the tradition that has been created over … Read the rest
At St. Aloysius we strive to provide wholisitic formation to our students. Apart from taking care of their intellectual needs, we are alive to the fact that they have spiritual, physical, social and emotional needs. We take care of the latter two through a life skills program designed to support our students to be resilient, improve their academic performance, positively project their career aspirations and generally widen their horizons by exposing them to the world. Under the coordination of the school counselor, there is a team of more than 26 experts who journey with our students in small groups of … Read the rest
Receiving guests and friends is always a pleasure and a blessing in the same measure. On May 21st 2018, the St. Aloysius Gonzaga High school received special visitors from the University of Michigan-Flint in United States. Students from the school of nursing came visiting and they didn’t just come, they came to make a change! Every year the faculty undertakes a community outreach program in Africa as part of their course work on Leadership and Community and they have been involved in Kenya for the last ten years. While in Kenya, they partner with charitable institutions (such as St. Aloysius) … Read the rest
In April, we were delighted to have our dormitory building plans approved by the county governement of Nairobi. Essentially this gave us the green light to go ahead commence construction work. This however, was to be undertaken subject to recieving clearance permit from Nationl Environmental Management Authority (NEMA). Legally this is the body tasked with the respeonsibility of ensuring that all construction works meet legal and ethical environemntal requirements. In May, our request was granted and we received NEMA authorization to go ahead with our planned project having underetaken proper due diligence. Having met all these statutory and legal requirements, … Read the rest
On the June 25th 2017, the community of St. Al’s commemorated the patron saint day – St. Al’s Day. The day was full of activities with the occasion being graced by people from all walks of lives -students, staff, parents, pilgrims from the US, Regis High school students and friends of the school. The day began with Eucharistic celebration co-presided over by co-founder and school chaplain, Fr. Terry Charlton and Fr. Dan O’Hare, a Jesuit from New York. During the celebration, a number of students received the sacrament of baptism as a way of beginning a new spiritual journey. Teachers … Read the rest
Greeting from St. Al’s! We are always grateful for the support that we receive from each of you, more so financial and prayers! Currently, we working tirelessly to ensure that our students are having a conduvice environment for studies. We therefore continue to ask for your support, both finacial and prayers to help secure this project of erecting a dormitory campus that will house 480 students, 240 boys and 240 girls, together with staff and volunteers that will accompany the students in their daily journey towards a prosperous and hopeful tomorrow. Kindly visit our website to “support us” … Read the rest
School of Hope Foundation – St. Aloysius Gonzaga High School, Nairobi, Kenya
Position Title: Advancement Director
Reports to: School of Hope Foundation Board Chair
The School of Hope Foundation is a U.S. based, 501C-3 non-profit organisation. Established by the Midwest Provincial Office of the Jesuits, the foundation’s mission is to support the fundraising and communication to the donors and friends of St. Aloysius Gonzaga High School, Nairobi Kenya – the world’s 1st high school for AIDS orphans and vulnerable children.
St. Aloysius opened its doors in January of 2004 in the slums of Kibera, Nairobi … Read the rest
Its a new calendar year at St. Al’s and happy 2017 to all. Everyone is upbeat and full of energy to take the school to the next level. After four years of intense studies and receiving support from the larger St. Al’s fraternity, it is time for our 2016 graduates to give back to the community. Freely they received and freely they will give back to the community for the next six months. Friday January 13th 2017, marked the official commissioning of more than 60 young boys and girls to serve and deepen their experiences in … Read the rest
MAKE A GIFT AND GIVE HOPE TO AIDS ORPHANS THROUGH EDUCATION
Overcoming the plight of AIDS orphans trapped in poverty around the world requires unique approaches. For the past 12 years, we have endeavored to provide hope to AIDS orphans from Kibera slums by providing free quality high school Education and college scholarships that do not only solve immediate needs, but ensure that we are lifting hundreds of youths and their families from poverty and deplorable living conditions.
With your support over the past 12 years, we have touched lives and community .Our free high school and college sponsorship have … Read the rest
On Saturday April 9th 2016, the St. Al’s community gathered to mark the ground breaking ceremony for phase 1 of the dormitory campus. This phase entails the construction of a band room and a boundary wall. The band room will be built through the generosity of the GEMBA8 (a group of Executive MBA students from Georgetown-ESADE). The facility will be ready for use at the beginning of July 2016.
The event was attended by senior government officials, members of CLC EXCO, Development Committee, teachers, students and friends of St. Al’s. Fr. Sydney D’souza, SJ. was the presiding priest accompanied by … Read the rest