In just a matter of weeks, parishioners from Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Community raised $21,401 for a proposed vocational school in Subukia, Kenya.
The parishes had been raising money since June 2004 for Subukia’s St. John’s Small Home, a home for needy and disabled children. In one year parishioners raised more than $13,000, which was used to improve living conditions for the 29 children who live at the home and attend the school next to it.
In April an official from the Diocese of Nakuru — where Subukia is located — told parishioners that a vocational school would greatly benefit small-home residents who complete their primary schooling but are not able to continue their schooling or enter the work force.
The parishes began raising money for the school in early July and originally had a goal of $5,000, said Katie Robinson, chairperson of the St. John’s Home Outreach.