Civic Education in the Schools


The Archdiocese of Nairobi held two symposia on the theme: A Pupil Leader, Model of Attitude and Character Formation: “Let the little children come to me…for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” About 1,800 students who hold leadership roles in schools throughout the Archdiocese attended these formative sessions.

In his opening address, Cardinal John Njue, Archbishop of Nairobi, stressed the importance of preparing leaders today who will guide us tomorrow. For the Daughters of St. Paul, the meetings were precious occasions to present their Civic Education Project in the Schools. In fact, the Catholic Church in Italy (CEI), through the 8×1000 organization, has financed 8,193 mini-libraries consisting of books, DVDs and smart notebooks.

Sr. Mary Manje, FSP Delegation Superior, also spoke to the assembly, highlighting the significance of this unique publishing program. Although just a drop of water in the vast ocean of youth formation in Kenya, it is a commitment to ensuring that schools are at least minimally equipped with material important to the development of ethical and moral values in the pupils and their growth in the Church and in society.