Nairobi, KENYA – Are you interested in equipping youth with language skills which will impact their future? Be part of an English tutoring initiative that is geared to help the 6-10-year-old students at St. Clements School. This ministry will offer the youth a broad foundation which will instill curiosity in learning as well as offer them practical experience in listening, speaking and writing in English.

This 2021 Kenya Virtual Mission Team has been invited by His Eminence Makarios, Archbishop of Kenya, to participate in this program that will take place at the St. Clement of Alexandria School, located next to the Makarios III Patriarchal Seminary. St. Clements provides an education to approximately 250 children from the immediate area surrounding Riruta-Satellite, one of the suburbs of Nairobi. Some children attending St. Clements come from deprived backgrounds. Some are orphans, refugees from neighboring countries or children of single parent families. In 2002, St Clement’s began with two classes, a Pre-School and Kindergarten. They have continued to meet the growing needs of the students and have expanded the number of students and the level of classes, so that now it is a full primary school with an excellent reputation.

Orthodoxy arose in East Africa without the influence of foreign missionaries. The Church was founded by two charismatic African men searching for truth and ‘orthodoxia’ in the 1920’s. The Orthodox Church in Kenya was received into canonical Orthodoxy in 1946, and the Makarios III Patriarchal Seminary was opened in the 1980’s to train indigenous priests from Africa. OCMC has supported the work of the Church in Kenya for 40 years. It sends long term Missionaries, provides support for theological and catechetical training and works with church leaders to address issues of self-sufficiency. Presently, the Church in Kenya has three hierarchs, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Kenya, Bishop Neophytos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya and Bishop Marcos of Kisumu and Western Kenya.

Be a part of this tutoring program of St. Clements school. Participants should be well-grounded in the basic teachings of the Church. Educators, and those with experience working with youth, can make a difference in the lives of the youth.

Dates: November 22, 24, 29, Dec 1, 6, 8, 13 or 15, 2021 (30 min sessions)

Cost: $60

Fund raising – We have a list of requested items that are needed for this Team to be successful in Kenya. Team Members are encouraged to invite others to participate in this effort through prayer and tax-deductible donations. If you would like to contribute to this project, which is also supported by the OCMC, we are grateful for your support.

Share in a journey of faith… Orthodox Mission Team members are challenged to view the world with God's eyes and seek how He wants to use them to fulfill His plans. This cross-cultural experience, combined with outreach, offers participants a life-changing learning experience. This experience is about people, culture and missions. It is also about prayer, for you and others; it is about God, those you serve, and about yourself, as you serve Him.