St. Al's News
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
Dear Friends and Benefactors,
In anticipation of World AIDS Day I ask you all to keep those affected by HIV/AIDS throughout the world in your thoughts and prayers. I especially ask you to keep the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Community in prayer. World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day, first held in 1988, was the first ever global health day.
As we remember our students, faculty … Read the rest
Our dream of acquiring land to build a dormitory for our students is becoming a reality. We are happy to inform you the process of purchasing the land has gone smoothly and we will be taking possession of the land by the end of October, along with a house that we hope will serve as the St. Al’s Jesuit Community.
We would like to thank you in a very special way for your generosity and support, especially during the past three months when we asked for your contributions toward the purchase of the land. Our campaign aimed to raise $800,000 … Read the rest
In June of this year, in honor of the feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, we wrote to you and shared the great news about the parcel of land we had found and where we hope to build dormitories for our students. We asked for your donations both small and large and you responded with great generosity to our campaign.
We are very pleased with the response we have received from you to date. Your generosity has helped us make significant progress towards our goal and has given us the confidence that the goal is reasonable and reachable. Our goal is … Read the rest