St. Al's News
My journey with St. Aloysius began in 2010. Prior to that, I was in a public high school with the understanding that Secondary Education ought to have been completely free. Well, it wasn’t exactly free. Parents/Guardians were expected to chip in a portion of the tuition fee.
At the time, I lived with my elder sister and brother. Mom and dad had passed on so my sister had since been fending for us. With little money and burgeoning responsibilities, it became harder and harder for her to pay my tuition fee. I would get sent home for school fees often … Read the rest
The school was also privileged to receive one of the board members of School of Hope Foundation, Mr. Ken Kobe and his daughter. While around, the visitors had a chance to visit the old school in the heart of Kibera slums. This visit served to tell the story of St. Aloysius, its humble beginnings and the kind of students served by the school. True to its call, it was evident that the school serves students from extremely vulnerable and needy backgrounds by giving hope where desperation rules. Coming on the heels of visiting the school, the board member also was … Read the rest
One of the ways to help students grow academically is to accord them with a platform where they could easily and freely share their deep insights particular disciplines. One such platform is the symposium. This term St. Al’s organized an internal symposium to allow students showcase and share their knowledge on various subjects. The students were given opportunities to either participate in various disciplines individually or in groups. For those who chose to participate as individuals, they had to do written exams especially in Chemistry and Mathematics. These subjects were also carefully selected to reflect areas of struggles for majority … Read the rest
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