On Friday 11, June 2021 the Alliance High School in collaboration with the Alliance High School Old Boys Club (AHS OBC) and the heads of the four Sponsoring Founder churches (Presbyterian Church of East Africa, African Inland Church, Methodist Church of Kenya and Anglican Church of Kenya) held the groundbreaking ceremony for the New Chapel. The heads of the Sponsoring Founder churches are: Rt. Rev. Patrick Thegu Mutahi of PCEA, Rev. Joseph Ntombura of MCK, The Most Rev. Dr. Jackson Ole Sapit of ACK and Bishop Abraham Mulwa of AIC.
The New Chapel will sit 4,500 people, compared to the current chapel which only sits 800 people. Architects Eric Kamau, Aggrey Maganga and Dr. Noel. J. O. Okello designed the proposed New Chapel. The New Chapel’s design draws inspiration from the Tabernacle of Moses and boasts an amphitheater with a sitting capacity of 500 and the Alliance High School walk of fame. The New Chapel will serve as the main chapel, a commercial conference centre and main school meeting venue and its construction will cost KShs 200 million.
“Slightly more than 5% of the money needed has been raised by the Board of Management, the Old Boys and friends of the school” said Mr. Sam Ncheeri, Chairman of the Board of Management’s Committee in Charge of the Chapel project, “the journey has begun”.
On behalf of the AHS OBC, Chairman Maurice Nduranu, pledged that the Old Boys will raise 50% of the funds needed to pay for the New Chapel. The breakdown of the Chapel project payment allocation is as follows:
- AHS OBC – 50%
- The four sponsoring churches – 40%
- The Alliance High School – 5%
- Parents of the Alliance High School – 5%
“We are committed to this project, we will see it till the end”, said Maurice Nduranu “the officials might change, but the OBC will remain a stakeholder in this institution and we will continue supporting the churches, the BoM (Board of Management) and the Administration in delivery of whatever infrastructure needs Alliance will have”. Notably the Heads of the Sponsor Churches pledged personal contributions totalling KShs 150,000, in addition to the Sponsor Church respective commitments.
Following the speeches and the sermon from the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Kenya, Rev. Joseph Ntombura, members of the scouts troop, St. John’s Ambulance club and the school band led the congregation to the site of the new chapel. During this portion of the event, each of the heads of the four churches took their turn to operate the rear actor for the ceremonial breaking of the ground for the New Chapel.
The AHS Chapel groundbreaking ceremony came to a close at 12pm.
The OBC welcomes all old boys to support the New Chapel project. To make a contribution towards the Chapel project, please find the payment details on the flyer below.
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