In the spirit of the Lenten season, Christian Brothers Academy is collecting for our Lasallian twin school, the Nativity School in Eritrea.
The Nativity School is located in Shinara Village, Eritrea, approximately five and a half miles from Keren. It was founded in 1961, and the Brothers took responsibility for the school in 1982 when it was solely an elementary school. The Brothers expanded it to a junior secondary school in 1993. Today, it serves a total of 447 students with a staff of three Brothers, one priest, 14 lay teachers (eight men and six women), one guard and two cleaners.
All students come from financially poor families with an average of six children. Typically only two or three of the six children have the opportunity to attend school because parents can’t afford the school fees, uniforms, books and other expenses. Nativity School has used donations for scholarships for students in need, books and other school supplies, sports uniforms and needs for the facilities. The school hopes to use future donations for a sports field for football, basketball and volleyball, a library where students can have space to study, and computers and other teaching tools.