Pope Francis has urged Catholics around the world to pray, learn more about threats to our common home, and take action for Earth over the next few days.
Earth Day/Laudato Si’

The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development…Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home. Young people demand change. They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded. (Laudato Si’ 13) (Global Catholic Climate Movement)

Today we celebrated the worlds Environment day and marked the event through tree planting in our various Mercy Education Centres Courtesy of Nairobi City County who donated to us 200 seedlings. With the current situation of only 15 people in a gathering the work was done by youth who came from EYM group of Christ the King Church Kangemi and Pioneers of OLQP South B in addition to Mary Immaculate boys who planted trees in their centre. we managed to plant 100 trees that is 50 at Mary Immaculate Centre and 50 at Our Lady of Mercy primary school South B. The rest 100 trees will be planted on Monday at both Our Lady of Mercy Primary and Our Lady of Mercy Secondary schools in SouthB. Following the tree planting event we had some moments of reflection on personal and group responsibility in care of Mother Earth followed by fun in Praise of Our God the Creator and giver of Life by dancing and singing the Laudato Si Generation song. This is the Praise to God following example of St. Francis of Assisi a lover and champion of Nature from whom Our Holy Father the current Pope Francis took the inspiration and wrote the enciclicle, Laudato Si.

At Mercy Education we are in the fore front to sensitise as many people as possible especially the young on the importance of protecting and taking care of mother Nature. As Kenyans we are inspired also strive to invigorate the young to follow on the footsteps of Wangare Mathai who was passionate for Justice and Mercy to the Environment.

In our annual calendar we have many activities related to Environment but like in every other place 2020 has been rendered unique by covid19 whereby most of our school activities came to a stand still. However we believe that the many young people we have inspired are continuing to be champions of the environment wherever they are these days. … Look out for some of our past activities in this website.