The Segera Mission was started by Rev. Carlton Gleason after he first visited Kenya in 1998 and saw the tremendous needs. Rev. Gleason, called “Pappy” by all that knew him, started a medical clinic, a school, a feeding program for widows and orphans and a mission outreach program in a remote area 40 miles from Mount Kenya in Northern Central Kenya. He died there at age 94 leaving behind a legacy of caring and love to the poorest of the poor.
The daughter of the Founder, Janice Gleason Skow, and her husband, former US Army Lieutenant Colonel Richard Skow, have taken over the operation of the Segera Mission.
The Segera School is educating many children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade and beyond. In addition to education and books, these children also receive a school uniform, and one meal a day – for many, the only meal of the day.