Cottolengo Boarding Primary School is a Catholic Sponsored School run by the Society of Cottolengo Fathers. Our vision is to provide holistic education to the young.
Cottolengo Boarding Primary School
Cottolengo Primary school was founded in January 1989 by the Society of Cottolengo Fathers under coordination of Fr Fiorenzo Crameri. The founding vision of the school “to uplift the living standards of the local population through education.” This is in line with the Cottolengo charism of care for the poorest of the poor, hence the motto of the school, Caritas Christi Urget Nos!
The school started with 36 pupils in Standard one and 39 pupils in Standard two. It had a tuition block of 3 semi permanent classrooms. These blocks were later upgraded to the current store, computer lab and library.
Where we are
The Cottolengo Boarding Primary School is an ordinary private educational institute in Ntunene, Laare, Kenya. This school offers the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), which is controlled by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) under the Ministry of Education.
Our main goal is to assist the local poor people to acquire quality education. Through education, better standards of living are continuously being realized.
Our sincere hope and prayer is that Cottolengo School will be a centre of academic excellence and holistic formation.
The Cottolengo’s motto is “Healing bodies to reach souls”
Our health services
We provide the following health services:
- Physically and mentally disabled people
- Mobile clinic
- Maternity, dispensary, training, emergency assistance for malnourished children
- Outpatient service for the sick and the elderly
- Vaccination service
Where we are
We provide health services in the following Health Centers:
Chaaria Mission Hospital
Mukothima Mission Health Center
Gatunga Mission Health Center
Tuuru Health Center
Cottolengo Society of Kenya carries out activities aimed at spreading the founder’s mission, bringing the gospel to everyone, creating awareness, and building a better world based on evangelical principles.
To make our daily life the place of realisation of the evangelical promise: “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given you besides”. (Mt. 6: 33 – 34)
Cottolengo Society of Kenya pastoral activities includes;
Preparation for and Celebration of Sacraments
Pastoral Care of the Sick and the Elderly
The Pastoral Program in Schools
Prayer groups guidance.
Small Christians Communities
Catechesis for children and adults
Vocation animation programs