Fr William Kawaka (in white) and Fr Georg(in black)
From the Chaplaincy (Rev. Fr. William Kawaka)
All people of whatever race, condition or age, in virtue of their dignity as human persons, have an inalienable right to education. This education should be suitable to the particular destiny of the individuals, adapted to their ability, sex and national cultural traditions, and should be conducive to fraternal relations with other nations in order to promote true unity and peace in the world.
True education is directed towards the formation of the human person in view of his/her final end and the good of that society to which he/she belongs and the duties of which he/she will, as an adult, have a share. This formation is truly human as it touches on the totality of the person, that is, physical, spiritual, psychological, intellectual, moral, social and political.
As it is the parents who have given life to their children, on them lies the gravest obligation of educating their family. They must therefore be recognized as being primarily and principally responsible for their education. The role of the parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute. Some parents have left this responsibility to the classroom teacher, which is an illusion! It is therefore the duty of parents to create a family atmosphere inspired by love, understanding, compassion and devotion to God and their fellow human beings. This will promote an integrated, personal and social education of their children. The family is therefore the principal school of the social and Christian virtues which are necessary to every society. True serenity should prevail in our families that will foster the education of the youth to cope up with life challenges (Gravissimum Educationis 1-2).
Education is, in a very special way, the concern of the Church, not only because the Church must be recognized as a human society capable of imparting education, but especially it has the duty of proclaiming the way of salvation to all people, of revealing the life of Christ to those who believe, and of assisting them with unremitting care so that they may be able to attain the fullness of life. It is due to the foregoing reason that the Chaplaincy has been established at Asumbi Girls’ High School.The Chaplaincy has been established by the Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay as from February 2012, and it has to be a permanent institution to continue with the course of Christ of bringing salvation to all. The Chaplaincy is therefore to organize the daily celebration of the Mass, the administration of some of the sacraments to the members of the community, catechesis and giving hope in situations that seem hopeless to human beings.