The Brothers of the Christian Schools began making a difference in people's lives over 320 years ago. The name of the Brothers’ Institute is the Brothers of the Christian Schools. To retain the connection with their founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Brothers call themselves De La Salle Christian Brothers in ordinary conversation.
We were founded by St. John Baptist de La Salle, a French priest, who saw the need for a group of lay men who would dedicate their lives to the ministry of Christian education, especially for the poor.
Our mission has always been "to give a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor." Our Founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, gave a new meaning to the school by making it accessible to the poor and offering it to all as a sign of the Kingdom and as a means of salvation.
The Christian school is the preferred field for the activity of us Brothers and Lasallian Colleagues. But our Institute also explores other possibilities for teaching and education more adapted to the needs of time and place.
The Lwanga District of Africa comprises of five English Speaking Countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Africa.
We are running schools of different kinds and levels, in response to the needs of the present world. Our formation houses are in Kenya, Nairobi; Ethiopia and Eritrea.