WBEZ | St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School http://www.wbez.org/tags/st-aloysius-gonzaga-secondary-school Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Project Harambee, Upendo Village and St. Aloysius School partner to help HIV-affected people in Kenya http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-project-harambee-upendo-village-and-st-aloysius-school <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/GA-Harambee and Friends_0.JPG" alt="" /><p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-b4fa9973-61e3-bf93-5c44-f54b5bd82432">Today on&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism">Global Activism</a></em>, we talk with three Global Activists who are partnering to help people. Their common denominator is to help HIV/AIDS-affected people in Kenya. Kathleen (Keen) Harrison, <a href="http://www.projectharambee.org">from Project Harambee NFP</a>, wrote us to say: &ldquo;In my experience, small NGOs&hellip;tend to be territorial and competitive and actually don&#39;t work together very much&hellip;I tend to see HARAMBEE like my child.&rdquo; But Keen came to understand that working together with other NGO&rsquo;s was better for her and the people she serves. Keen joins us, along with Fr. Terry Charlton, co-founder and chaplain at <a href="http://www.sagnairobi.org">St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School</a> and Guy Vaccaro, executive director and president of <a href="http://www.upendovillage.org/">Upendo Village</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Kathleen (Keen) shared what partnering means to her:</em></p><p style="margin-left:1.0in;">In my experience, small NGOs, though doing good in the world, tend to be territorial and competitive and actually don&#39;t work together very much. It&#39;s understandable: As founder and developer of HARAMBEE, I tend to see HARAMBEE like my child, and so I have to watch myself for creeping possessiveness and over-protectiveness. Also, with limited resources, NGOs often compete for a relatively small pool of grants and donors--not conducive to collaboration.</p></p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-project-harambee-upendo-village-and-st-aloysius-school Global Activism: A high school in Kenya for AIDS orphans http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-01/global-activism-high-school-kenya-aids-orphans-91405 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-01/GA2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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 <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a> segment, we talk with Father Terry Charlton, co-founder of <a href="http://www.sagnairobi.org/" target="_blank">St. Aloysius Gonzaga</a>, a unique Catholic high school designed specifically for young people affected by AIDS in the Kibera slums.</p><p>We <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-activism-africas-first-high-school-aids-orphans" target="_blank">spoke</a> 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.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Chicago Public Media&nbsp;(WBEZ)&nbsp;has not independently investigated any persons or organizations that appear on the Global Activism series and does not endorse any such person or organization.</em></p></p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 09:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-01/global-activism-high-school-kenya-aids-orphans-91405