Matero High School

Matero Boys Secondary School (MaBoys) – (“Res non Verba").

Established in 1966, the school is situated in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Maboys selects high-performing Primary school graduates who often come from poor families offering them a quality and holistic educatation.

The school offers secondary education to young men who attend grades 8 through 12. With a population of 650 studends, MaBoys is a home for many needy young men.

MaBoys has in ways, lived up to her motto: “Deeds Not Words”! In offering a quality and intergral Marianist Education, Maboys has shaped the future of a whole generation that will be at the service of the country and the Church.

MISSION STATEMENT
The purpose of Matero Boys' Secondary School is to develop the whole person, i.e. the spiritual, physical, intellectual, cultural, social and patriotic aspects, within a family dimension and with faith to educate pupils to be productive citizens of Zambia in order to be of service to their families, their communites and their naton under the gudance of Mary, the Mother and Teacher of Jesus.


St. Martin’s Catholic Parish

In the year 1987, the Church was established as an out-station of Kongowea Parish, by Fr. Martin Kivuva, now Bishop of the Diocese of Machakos. At first, there were about five families worshiping under a mango tree, near the new Church. In 1988, a small grass thatched church was elected. It was at this time, that the church started attracting people from the local community who initially were not Christians.
The Christians then formed one Christian Community that was made up of about ten members and prayed together three times a week. The Christian Community was Chrisitanized St. Kizito, which was also the name of the outstation.
In 1989, the then His Grace Archbishop Rev. John Njenga of Mombasa Archdiocese, laid the foundation stone of the new Church building. The Church construction was completed in 2007 and shortly after, it was elevated to a Parish by His Grace Archbishop Rev Boniface Lele the current Archbishop of Mombasa.  Since then, the Parish has grown tremendously with more than 1500 Christians and 12 Small Christian Communities. There are 15 faith groups all of them meeting at least once in a week for faith sharing.
The Holy Eucharist is celebrated daily. Due to the huge number of Christians who turn out for Sunday Mass, there are three different Masses celebrate and the current Church is filled to capacity during each Mass.
Besides the Pastoral program that Parish undertakes, there are social programs that the Parish is involved in. The Parish provides basic needs like food, medical assistance and school fees to families that are extremely impoverished. The Parish also runs programs aimed at helping the surrounding community in behavior change. This is necessitated by a multitude of social vices in the Coastal Region of Kenya.

THE GOAL OF ST. MARTIN DE PORES PARISH
The Goal of St. Martin de Pores Catholic Parish is to offer both spiritual and social formation to the Parishioners and to the local community and to form communities of faith through the Gospel Values and Christian witness. 


OBJECTIVES
The above goal is accomplished through the following objectives:
•    Daily Spiritual nourishment through celebration of Eucharist
•    Weekly pastoral programs aimed at instructing various groups and individuals in matters of Christian faith.
•    Occasional workshops, seminars and retreats that help various groups to integrate their daily living with Gospel

Values
•    Weekly meetings with Small Christian Communities to pray together and to evaluate their collective and individual witness to each other and to the society. The meetings are characterized by sharing of the Word of God.
•    By running programs that meet the basic needs of the most destitute members of the community.