Christmas Wishes from Georgetown
In its endeavor to provide all round education and exposure to needy and bright youths of Kibera, St. Al’s has built very strategic and mutually beneficial friendship and partnerships with various institutions. This approach is founded in the firm belief that friends share and support each even if they don’t share the same creed and set of beliefs. One such partnership that has continued to shine and bear fruits is that between the school and Georgetown University. In past we have had students from St. Al’s engage in exchange programs with their colleagues in Georgetown University for learning purposes. While this has been incredibly useful to both parties, the friendship has continued to grow and blossom even to personal level. In a kind gesture that cements this friendship; our students at St. Aloysius Gonzaga were privileged to receive Christmas greeting cards from their colleagues in Georgetown University. It was both Christmas greetings and New Year gift for them. St. Al’s students were very exuberant to share the Christmas joy and blessings with their friends in the US in form of letters. The total number of letters received from Georgetown University was 80 and which were shared among the students in smaller groups of four students each. As a way of acknowledging this noble gesture, the students wrote back to their colleagues in Georgetown University. They reciprocated by sending out their gratitude and best wishes to Georgetown University in the New Year.
Reading these letters from Georgetown University wasn’t just a mere exercise but also an opportunity for students to affirm their bonds. This gesture helped to foster and cement the deep and long friendship that exists between St. Aloysius and Georgetown University over years. This friendship continues to be beneficial to both institutions since they not only share ideas and experiences but also share opportunities whenever they are available. We hope this greeting will mark the beginning of a more fruitful engagement in the year 2018 and henceforth.