Saint David's School

“...That They Be Good Men”

“...Ut Viri Boni Sint”

Saint David’s Kalina School in Ethiopia

"Saint David's teamed up with Mimi’s Building Blocks and Save the Children to help us
achieve our goal of bringing a school to a community that needed one, much like
our founders did for Saint David's."
~ David O'Halloran, Headmaster, Saint David's School  


Saint David's Kalina School in Ethiopia Opens!

After three year's of fundraising activities by Saint David's boys, and a spring and summer of construction, the Saint David's Kalina school has opened in Kalina, Ethiopia, providing an education to boys and girls in grades K through Four. View the Photo Gallery.

The need for education in Ethiopia is well documented. With the help of Mimi’s Building Blocks and Save the Children, Saint David’s boys undertook the task of transforming a local dass in the Tigray region, into a permanent school for elementary school children.  Through our partners, we are providing earning materials to the school as well as focusing on critical health and nutrition factors that impact children's ability to learn. Begun during the school's 60th anniversary year, this three-year school-wide endeavor has been spearheaded by three eighth grade classes, who have organized several fundraising activities such as walk-a-thons, spring sales, pay-to-play sports games, and evening quiz shows.



View the Photo Gallery of the Saint David's Kalina School.

If you would like to contribute to this effort, please make your donation in cash or by check (made payable to Saint David's School, with "Dollars for Scholars Ethiopia Project" noted). We are unable to accept online donations for this effort. For more information on how you can participate, please contact John Dearie,






 See coverage of the April 2013 Walk-a-Thon

View the Headmaster's Blog on the Project