Located in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, St. Aloysius Gonzaga provides a Jesuit-model college preparatory education and support for youth who have lost their parents to AIDS. The high school offers hope and opportunity to students eager to rise above their dire circumstances and make a difference in the world.
Charlton, 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.
On top of a rigorous course load, students attend classes six days a week for 10 months per year. The school provides students with uniforms and books for free and feeds them breakfast six days a week and lunch five. The school presently serves 196 students and will produce its first graduates this coming November.