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Wesley Church is delighted to announce that a ground-breaking ceremony has been held in Kenya as part of the fund-raising to build a much-needed new youth centre. Bishop Alice Muthoni who is based at Wesley House in Cambridge was in Kenya to host the event this week, which marks the first stage towards creating this fantastic new building in Nyambene.
Members of Wesley Church have been fund-raising in earnest for months now and hope to raise £20,000 towards the project which will transform the lives of hundreds of young people in the area. Already five thousand pounds has been sent towards the project which Bishop Alice believes is vital in order to reach out to as many young people as possible and give them the best chances in life.
Last year numbers attending youth conferences at nearby halls were so high that they had to be restricted to over 15 year olds. This new centre will accommodate large numbers and also empower young people who are growing up in an area of extreme poverty. The average monthly income in Nyambene is around £40. With the help of funds from Wesley Church, the new centre will also provide a youth minister, support education for girls, help families and try to reduce unemployment among young people by offering vocational training.
See below for a video of the ground being broken by Bishop Alice, and more photos of the ceremony.