Our Lady of Nazareth school is located in the middle of Nairobi’s largest and worst slum, Mukuru, where 350,000 people struggle to survive.
In Swahili, mukuru means “garbage dump.” The roads there are unpaved and pungent smells of excrement and wood fires fill the air. Ramshackle houses of tin, plastic and wood have dirt floors, no running water, no sanitation, and no electricity. Hunger, disease and abuse are common.
For the 1,900 children enrolled at Our Lady of Nazareth school, education offers an opportunity to escape this desperate situation. OLN is the only means of breaking the cycle of poverty in which they were born.
How You Can Help:
- $135 a year pays a year’s tuition and one hot meal per day
- Any donation helps the children at OLN right now
The Marianists rely almost exclusively on donations to keep OLN’s doors open. If you choose to sponsor a child, you will receive a photo and two letters from the child during the year.
Chaminade Secondary School, located in Karonga, Malawi is a Marianist boys school. There are approximately 370 students who attend Chaminade, coming from a variety of different backgrounds. About 33% of the students are double orphans, with another 50% having lost one parent.
Chaminade produces some of the top students in Malawi. Primary students dream of attending Chaminade because of the extraordinary results that seniors achieve. It has earned a name that befits it, “A School of Champions.”
Chaminade has a dedicated and hard-working staff and the Family Spirit displayed with the school, exemplifies the Marianist Charism in this part of the world. The Marianists in the Region of Eastern Africa continue to shape the future leaders of Malawi through a quality Marianist education.
You can help the Marianists continue offering this kind of education to the most needy. $400 will educate one student for a year.
For more information, please contact:
Bro. Alex Tuss
P.O. Box 340998
Dayton, Ohio 45434-0098
937.222.4641 or 800.348.4732