Australian High Commisioner visits Mary Rice


It was with real pleasure that we welcomed Mr Geoff Tooth, the Australian High Commissioner to East Africa to the Mary Rice Centre for the Opening celebrations. Pictured above his him congratulating David on giving the welcome speech.

The Mary Rice Centre is now fully operational at its new location, thanks to the support of donors, in particular Misean Cara,  Edmund Rice Foundation  (Australia) and St Virgil’s College, Hobart, Tasmania.   A special banner highlighting the vision and mission of the centre is proudly hanging on the front wall.


Approximately 80 students, parents and friends were present at the opening ceremony, not too mention the Brothers and of course staff of centre.  Titus has the privilege of teaching both Brother George Massay and the high commissioner how to cut the ribbon.


To commemorate the day, Jerusa wrote a special song,  “A home for every child” which was used during the blessing service.  For those of you who weren’t able to join us on the day, we have made a special video.

1 thought on “Australian High Commisioner visits Mary Rice

  1. Congratulations to all involved in the Mary Rice Centre in Kenya. Warm greetings from the great Southern Land and especially warm greetings from it’s beautiful southern isle, Tasmania. The smiles on everyone’s faces are a testament to the great work you are part of. I’m not sure who is teaching whom, but the learning is obviouslylife giving to all! May the Spirit continue to inspire, nurture and inform all that you do. God bless you all. With love, Julia Denniss

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