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Saturday, September 24, 2011
AFRICA: KENYA: CHILDREN WALK IN THANKSGIVING FOR DONATIONS
CISA REPORT: NAIROBI, September 23, 2011 –Children, teachers and parents of Consolata School, today joined hands in a thanksgiving walk around Westlands.
The children had promised their sponsors that they would walk on 23 of September to say ‘Thank you’ for donations received. “If you make a promise, you do your best to fulfill it,” said Fr Caroli Ouma Ogeda Principal of the Consolata School.
The children in nursery, primary and secondary walked for five kilometers.
The children had been raising funds through specially printed cards distributed to family, friends, relatives and the corporate world.
“The school has several development projects lined up including improving the football pitch; which currently has no grass, purchase of more busses in addition to the two new ones and the renovation of the swimming pools that have been in use for almost 40 years,” said Fr Caroli.
He stressed the need for a reliable school transport system to curb incidences where children get lost when they pick the wrong vehicle or route.
“The whole project will cost Ksh 25 million and the school appeal for more donors to fund this auspicious cause,” concluded Fr Caroli.
Vice Regional Superior of the Consolata Missionaries Fr Hieronymus Joya said his congregation will fully support the initiative to improve and reorganize facilities in the school to give quality education to our youth as they prepare for the future.
“This initiative needs to be supported by bringing overboard all the stakeholders; the Consolata Missionaries, the children and their parents, teachers and non-teaching staff, former students, well wishers and parishioners of Consolata Shrine” said Fr Joya.”
In attendance were Fr James Lengarin, Parish priest of Consolata Shrine who blessed the new buses and the children and Fr Tobias Oliveira secretary to the Consolata Missionaries.
Top Kenyan comedian Erick Omondi and singer Valerie Kimani graced the occasion to light up the kids.
Later in the afternoon, the children had a sports day at the schools play ground