Holy Ghost Fathers Province of Kenya

Unverified non-profit organisation

Founded in 1703, the Holy Ghost Congregation has its members in the six continents engaged in different ministries. In Kenya, the Congregation is involved in primary evangelization and development, urban ministries in slum areas, inter-religious dialogue, education, reconciliation, and the promotion of human rights.

The Congregation, the Holy Ghost Fathers, also known as Spiritans, first came to Kenya in 1889 from Zanzibar to Mombasa. The Missionaries quickly moved upcountry and were involved in education from the beginning in the Dioceses of Mombasa, Nairobi, and Machakos. The Holy Ghost Fathers are committed to promoting human dignity through education, health, development works, and pastoral apostolate.


The Holy Ghost Fathers have four clearly defined strategic objectives :

1. Education
a. Improved education outcomes
b. Enhanced access to education
c. HGFs ethos integrated into educational activities

2. Integrated Community Development
a. Improved livelihoods
b. Increased access to quality health care
c. Empowered and inclusive societies
d. Peaceful existence, cohesion, and stability
e. Conservation and sustainable use of the environment

3. Pastoral Care
a. Improved quality of Spiritan life
b. Ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue promoted
c. Improved structures promoting pastoral work

4. Organizational Growth of HGFs PK
a. Enhanced solidarity amongst members and stakeholders
b. Strengthened governance, management, and organizational capacity
c. Strengthened self-reliance and sustainability



Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

Less than 500,000

Participant in relevant networks

Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops

About this organisation

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Children, youth and family welfare; Community...show all (13)

Goods categories

Educational; Transportation