Strathmore University has a unique history dating back to pre-independent Kenya when different communities were segregated. Inspired by St. Josemaria’s message of working together towards the same aim, in spite of personal differences of opinion, tastes and backgrounds, Strathmore was started as the first multi-racial A’ Level College in 1961.
Founders’ week celebrations are marked yearly to commemorate the anniversary of its founding. This year’s celebrations were held from 1st– 5th October 2018 under the theme ‘The World Needs Strong Families’
They were marked by several activities by students, staff, faculty, trustees, alumni, and friends in a bid to foster bonding and enlighten staff and students in accordance to St. Josemaria’s works.
The theme of the Founder’s Week seeks to focus on the foundations of a strong solid family. This does not mean that we pay attention to what is negative and going wrong… of which is there plenty; rather it is an opportunity to enrich ourselves with the ideals articulated by St. Josemaria Escriva.
The theme challenges us to improve the quality of the families that we are part of and inspire the Strathmore community with ideals of what strong solid families ought to be. A family that talks to each other stays together.
The first of its kind event took place in 2016 to create awareness of Strathmore’s journey.
“Every Christian home should be a haven of peace and serenity. In spite of the small frustrations of daily life, an atmosphere of profound and sincere affection should reign there together with deep- rooted calm which is the result of authentic faith that is put into practice” – (Christ is Passing By, 22, 4)