A church association has engaged in an ambitious initiative to raise Sh300 million for building of structures in Chemi Chemi ya Uzima Institute for needy students.

Former Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga, Nairobi woman rep Esther Passaris, County Pension Fund boss Hosea Kili and Ann Kimemia were among those who attended an initial fund raiser for the institute on Thursday.

The Catholic Church’s Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya which is raising the money said it is for building of classrooms, hostels, staff quarters, perimeter wall and furnishing and fittings.

“In light of the increased need and demand to train more religious leaders on the various skills required to support their works across the country,” the association said in a statement.

Catholic sisters usually devote their time to help various groups of needy people in the society and their work has been felt in education and health.

“It is demonstrated that some of the best performing institutions in the Education sector are those that are run and managed by various religious congregations,” the association said.

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