The Story of Strathmore University

Strathmore College in Kenya was started in 1961, right around the time that Kenya was becoming independent. St. Josemaria encouraged those who were starting the university to resist racial tensions, and insisted that they start an inter-racial school.

As St. Josemaria liked to put it, "There is only one race, the race of the children of God. There is only one color, the color of the children of God. And there is only one language, the language which speaks to the heart and to the mind, without the noise of words, making us know God and love one another.” Today, after strong development over the years, Strathmore has become a full-fledged university, offering some of the best education in Kenya.