Consolata shrine, Renault Kenya break ground for art centre

By Christine Muchira/Release

Renault, one of the Simba Corporation arms in partnership with Consolata Shrine, Monday unveiled a modern shrine dubbed “Allamano Centre”.

In partnership with other players namely; Cellulant and Pacis, the Church endeavors to raise over 200 million shillings for the construction of this Centre including expansion of the existing parking lot for members of the public.

The campaign is set to run for three months targeting all Kenyan’s over the age of 18, across all religious denominations, regardless of where they are in the country.

Allamano Centre will host several parish offices, meeting rooms for church operations, additional offices, Sunday school hall, and large auditorium as well as training centers for both church members and the public.

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, Renault brand manager Jonathan Dos Santos noted that for just Ksh 50, participants can be entered the lottery and get the chance to win 12 Renault Kwid cars, to be won by lucky participants.

Other prices to be won will include 12 gensets power generators from AKSA, 12 Wiko smartphones and 6 petrol vouchers.

“This is a historic day for Consolata Shrine, today in breaking ground of the Allamano Centre, we are opening a new chapter in this history of progress,” said Fr. Daniel Bertea, IMC, Father-in-charge.

“We are coming together to improve our facilities and create good and modern space for our parish and the public, and we are laying the first building blocks of a new Centre which will help communities for generations to come.” He added.

The planning for the project began in early 2016, when the Parish of the Italians felt there was a need for expansion to come up with a new office block to satisfy the needs of the community.

According to the Consolata Shrine committee in charge of the project, the construction of the Centre connected to the church will provide more accessible pastoral service to every parishioner.

The Consolata Shrine is home to Consolata schools which are part of thousands of schools run by the church in the country. The Catholic Church in Kenya runs about 7,740 primary and secondary schools, representing 31 per cent of all schools in the country.

Over the years, Catholic schools, both private and sponsored public, have curved a niche for themselves as top performers in academic work and character formation.

Every donation will go towards the expansion to accommodate the exponential growth in social dynamics that exerted strains and necessitated the expansion of the modern Consolata shrine.