I just returned from a two-day visit to Chikuni which could be consisidered the home of the Jesuit ministry in Zambia. The above pictures are of Canisius High School.
- The upper picture is of Jim McGloin, SJ, Ron Hidaka, SJ and myself. Jim is the socius to the Provincial, a former Provincial and now the Acting Provincial during the General Congregation. Jim, a Butte native, started at Gonzaga with me in 1962. Ron is originally from Tacoma, also served as Provincial and is acting Rector at Canisius and bursar of the school.
- The middle picture shows some of the playing fields with the young men cutting grass as part of their duties for keeping the school in the excellent shape. There are 700 men students at the school in grades 7-12. About a two-thirds of the students are boarders so they have hostels, a large kitchen, dining room, and playing fields for the students. The school has strong academics and they currently have eight Jesuits in the classroom.
- The lower picture is of the newly renovated buildings. Ron Hidaka, SJ is responsible for this renovation and the school is very attractive. The Jesuits mentioned that many are very surprised to see the quality after driving off the main road over dirt roads to arrive at the Chickuni mission.