In the 1930’s, following
the example of the first group of missionary Brothers,
American Brothers of the Sacred Heart began founding
schools in Africa. In the next thirty years they opened
educational and other institutions in the countries of
Kenya, Lesotho, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Today, Brothers in these
countries, most of whom are indigenous, direct and staff
high schools, minister to street children and AIDS
orphans, and run agricultural projects and retreat
centers. Their work is a
testimonial to the vitality of the Church in Africa and
witnesses to the fact that the vision of Father Andrew Coindre is very much alive.
The generosity of
American and British Catholics has assisted the Brothers in Africa
to develop their various institutions and programs,
helping to insure that African youth have the Catholic
values, education and skills to look to the future with
hope and confidence.