Jesuit who founded school for AIDS-affected Kenyans speaking at University

Nairobi school ministers, provides meals, offers classes to 196 students who have lost their parents to AIDS | March 22, 2006

Terry Charlton, S.J., the founder of what is believed to be the first high school in the world exclusively for students who have lost parents to AIDS, is speaking at Xavier on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. in Logan 101.

Charlton, who is from the Chicago Province of Jesuits, founded St. Aloysius Gonzaga High School in December 2003 on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, where 1.7 million people live with AIDS and HIV.

There are 196 students enrolled, who have lost a parent to AIDS. They attend classes six days a week and receive meals five days a week.

Charlton is showing a DVD titled "A School in Nairobi, Kenya" as part of his presentation followed by a talk and discussion with the justice group of peace and justice programs.

This event is free and open to the public, however, reservations are required because of limited seating. To make a reservation, please call 513 745-3320.