Global Activism: A high school in Kenya for AIDS orphans

September 1, 2011

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(Courtesy of The Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus)
Students sit outside the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School, founded by Father Terry.

More than one million people live in Nairobi's squatter community of Kibera, including 30,000 orphans of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. On today's Global Activism segment, we talk with Father Terry Charlton, co-founder of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, a unique Catholic high school designed specifically for young people affected by AIDS in the Kibera slums.

We spoke to Father Terry back in 2007, when St. Aloysius Gonzaga opened as Africa's first high school for AIDS-affected youth. This time, he tells us how the school has grown and evolved in the past four years.


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