Opening of La Salle School Homa Bay
La Salle School Homa Bay has opened its doors on 27th of July 2021. The journey to this climax started when the then Bishop of Homa Bay, Philip Anyolo invited the Brothers of the Christian Schools to take over St. Martha Secondary School in Homa Bay. Bishop Anyolo has since been transferred to be the Arch Bishop of Kisumu Arch Diocese, and currently we have a New Bishop called Michael Odiwa.
It took some two years to prepare all the documentation required and necessary paper work before the Brothers officially landed in Homa Bay to start the Project of renovating St. Martha Secondary School and turn it to La Salle School Homa Bay. The School is fully owned by the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
Currently the school has admitted 39 students spreading from baby class, Pre-Primary 1 (PP1), Pre-primary 2 (PP2), Grade 1 and Grade 2. On-going admissions are still in process and we hope by the end of this academic year the school will have increased in numbers.
So far, the people of Homa Bay have welcomed the school very well and the New Bishop is very happy with the new development. The School is located at the heart of Homa Bay town opposite St. Paul’s Hospital next to the Homa Bay Cathedral Church. The greater part of the population the school is serving are from the town of Homa Bay, which is the County Headquarter of Homa Bay county. It is one of the fast developing rural-urban towns along the shores of Lake Victoria. Homa Bay is one of the six counties bordering Lake Victoria to the West of Kenya.
For the success of La Salle School Homa Bay to take place, I would like to appreciate our Br. Visitor Ghebreyesus Habte for his relentless support both in paper work development and Project approvals to raise funds for renovations. Appreciations go to Solidarity Team in Rome headed by Br. Amilcare and other Solidarity Staff like Serena and Angela who have worked tirelessly to realize this dream. Kenyan leadership team headed by Sector Coordinator Br. Oscar Okoth and the entire Sector Council as well as the Brothers in Kenya for their moral support. If it were not for you Brothers, we would not have reached this far. Asanteni sana.
As the academic year progresses, we hope for the best in future.
Br. Antone Oloo, FSC