The town of Embulbul is situated just outside Nairobi, one degree south of the equator, at an altitude of 5500 ft. Fr Kevin McGarry was Parish Priest in Embulbul for 8 years and during this time he accomplished an extraordinary transformation. He built a series of fine buildings - Counselling Centre, Dispensary, Presbytery, Convent and Church. He also commenced an education program. Establishment of Schools What began as a spiritual education, as a way to find and experience the presence of God and to express the knowledge learned, has blossomed into a forest of different types and modes of education affecting people of all ages. Out of their need to grow spiritually it was realized that there was an urgent need to help people digest and disseminate all that they learned, they needed to teach them different skills not only to understand but to be able to share all that they learned with others. The church would call this evangelization.

Fr. Kevin McGarry : The primary school for street children was opened on Monday 17th July 2000. On the first day 128 children registered, on Tuesday morning another 120 children registered; when we reached 300 we stopped registration. These children were the poorest of the poor. Many of them were between the ages of 8 and 13 years, mostly girls, who had never been to school for even a day in their lives. The volunteers who worked as teachers did a fantastic job. Only one was a trained teacher, some of the others had left school with only a primary education. The nursery school was started at the same time as the school for street children. Its main purpose was to prepare the poor and underprivileged children to enter primary education. We realized that when the poor started school they were at a disadvantage to those who could afford to go to private nursery schools.”


Our mission as an Inclusive Catholic day school, is to be faithful to the vision of Edmund Rice, serving the needs of the young people from Embulbul and the Surroundings areas.

We seek to engage the hearts and minds of those we serve believing and that good teaching and learning based on mutualy respectful relationships can empower each individual to strive for excellence in all aspects of his or her life.


Our Vision as an Edmund Rice ministry in East Africa, is to Empower our young men and women to "Sieze The day" thus achiving personal success

Our Team

Edmund Rice Catholic Education Centre Managment Team

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Mr Peter Shanahan

School Principal

As a head of the School we ensure that all live the Mission and Vision of the School. We encourage all to follow our school core values compassion, inclusiveness, presence commitment, empowerment and above all achievement which will bring a great positive impact in one’s life.

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Ms. Anne Ogallo

Deputy Principal

I trust that all students have great potential within them. I See my role as offering supportive environment for teaching and learning activities to enable students to develop their potential to the fullest..

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Henry Kimiywi

Secondary Headteacher

Henry has an unrivaled passion for teaching Mathematics and Physics and producing good results. Under his tutorship, many students have scored grade A in the KCSE.

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Evangeline Njagi

Primary Headteacher

Tr Eva is passionate to the core about nurturing kids. She loves teaching and carrying out her duties diligently and is committed to what it takes to be successful as a person and as a school.

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Mercillinus Ounde

Development Officer

Major Responsibility for Public Relations, Communication and Advancement. Monitors Project designs, Executions and evaluation. Ensures the mission statement and vision direction is adhered to.

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Grace Mwangi

Finance Officer

My duties revolve around Finances i.e Budgeting, accounting task and reports. i love what i do in ERCEC and always commit myself to giving the very best.

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Catherine Mumbi

Ass.Finance Officer

I would describe my post role as not merely about money, it’s about achieving our community goals and protecting the fruits of our labor, it’s about stewardship and achieving for the good society

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Cristine Lange


She perform administrative tasks, such as answering phones, receiving visitors, and providing general information about ERCEC to the public and customers.

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Mr Mohammed Omar

ICT Technician

He possess a unique talent for translating highly complex technical information into terms and concepts that the end users can readily grasp. Furthermore, He is multi-task oriented, enjoy a challenge, and continually stay abreast of the latest advancements in the IT field.

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Ms. Julie Chepchirchir

Guidance and Councillor

Her passion is to mold youngsters to become future leaders of tomorrow, help transform their lives. She does this by not only helping them to improve their academics but also helping them improve their socialization skills .

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Lucy Anne Wanjiru


She is responsible for acquiring, organising, managing and distributing library resources, and ensuring that library provision meets the needs of all its users.

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Zipporah Mungai

Science Lab Technician

On a typical school day, Zipporah liaise with science teaching staff on their needs for practical work. She then sets up chemical reagents and equipment for use in class. She also ensures lab supplies are sufficiently stocked.