The Marianists in Zambia have a school - Matero Boys' Secondary School. But they do not see it simply as a school. The Marianists have its own mission to be of service to a larger community. The twenty-seven acre property of Matero Boys' serves many compounds and a large township of which the school is named. This configuration was decided upon at the time of its foundation in 1966. On the property are situated twenty-six staff houses for teachers, workers, families who help with the teaching, coaching and maintaining the property.
The old traditional African society is undergoing a rapid change, becoming more and more similar to the Western culture. Family life is becoming more vulnerable, and so the flow of its problems come onto the property of Matero Boys'.