SAINT MARK CATHOLIC PARISH – Ol Moran
Catholic Diocese of Nyahururu (Laikipia County, Kenya)
New buildings: the Boarding facilities are now completed and Tumaini Academy can offer dormitories for boys and girls and a new Multifunctional Hall with new kitchen, library and computer room.
The Boarding Service is serving also as a Rescue Centre, providing legal protection to pupils exposed to risks that compromise continuous school attendance, such as domestic violence, child labour, FGM (female genital mutilation), early marriages, early pregnancies, nomadism and similar situations.
The new buildings will be inaugurated on February 17th by the bishop of Nyahururu, Mons. Joseph Mbatia.
This year Tumaini Academy is celebrating the 10th Anniversary.
Since 2013, Ol Moran Parish has been managing the school at Ngare Narok village, committed to offer Quality Education to the local community.
‘Tumaini’ in Swahili language means Hope.
In January 2023, Tumaini Academy made another important step forward, opening also the level of Junior Secondary, in accordance to the new national system (CBC).
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During this long dry season, the School Support Program has resumed the Feeding Program Aid, providing food assistance to the school most disadvantaged. The feeding program is also encouraging school attendance by the pupils.
At Hekima House, Ol Moran Parish is hosting a Campus of Kiamariga Teachers Training College (Karatina, Nyeri). On a school based program, the course offered are: Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE), Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE), Upgrade to Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (UDPTE), Upgrade to Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (UDECTE).
The first session was offered in December 2022 to more than 40 students. Next in-take will be in April 2023.
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In 2022 Saint Mark Catholic Parish celebrated the 25th Anniversary.
Several events were organized to remember the past years, but also to renew commitment to work for the years to come.
Main Silver Jubilee Events:
January 22nd: 16th Parish Assembly of all Leaders, opening the season of celebration.
April 30th: Saint Mark Parish Feast, with a Celebration presided by Rt. Rev. Joseph Mbatia, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nyahururu.
July 3rd: “Harambee”, a fundraising event for promoting the building a permanent dais for outside celebrations and events.
July 20th-25th: Visit of the Patriarch of Venice, Mons. Francesco Moraglia.
November 5th: “Jubilee ya Ndoa”, Wedding day and Silver Jubilee Closing ceremony.
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