Satima Study Centre provides study facilities for University Students. It offers a focus for academic life and an environment that encourages students to get the most out of their years in university.
Satima was begun in 1993 by a group of Kenyan professionals, who felt the need for a centre where university students and young professional men could find means and materials to complement their university studies and professional training.
To achieve such an end of an all-round formation, Satima has a wide range of activities. These activities can be generally grouped into four: the professional means, the personality development courses, the spiritual retreats and the cultural programmes.
The first part of the professional means of formation is catered for by the study room and lending library, where students are provided with an atmosphere suitable for serious study.
The second part is formed by the get-togethers (GTs) where various professionals from various fields are invited to hold an informal interactive discussion (with the students) on their particular fields and professional experience.
The Personality Enhancement Talks (PETs) cover the activities in Satima designed to help the students develop their character. The PETs are given to a group of 5 to 10 persons by a colleague in the field with whom each of the attendants gets to chat with personally and resolve on personal, concrete pointers on how to live the practical points brought out in the PETs.
Annual retreats are organized at Tigoni Study Centre a number of times in the year. A retreat offers an excellent opportunity for one to reflect upon his life in the light of Christian faith and moral teaching. Monthly afternoons of recollection held in Satima help to keep the retreat resolutions fresh.
The spiritual guidance given in Satima is entrusted to Opus Dei, a prelature of the Catholic Church.
Other activities held in the centre vary from languages to martial arts, from guitar to excursions and camps, from barbecues to visits to the poor and the sick, from movies and cineforums to sports sessions.