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By ZAFIYA SHAMIM
Students, teachers and members of the Christian Mission Fellowship (CMF) were all smiles after collecting more than $1.4 million at a fundraising event yesterday.
The amount exceeded expectations as the target set for yesterday’s event was a million dollars.
Despite the hot weather, church members came in numbers to support the bazaar and family day to raise money for the establishment of a high school.
Church spokesperson, Reverend Emosi Toroca said their aim was to collect $1 million to build a high school for young people in the neighbourhood.
“When we do house visits, we found out that a lot of youth wander around and had nothing to do,” he said.
“Then we found out that most of these young people were staying with relatives while studying and there were other children who could not go to high school because of the financial difficulties facing their families.”
Rev Toroca said they had proved that small steps were all it took to make a big difference.
He said they had a total of 46 zones that represented different countries. Each zone raised funds by selling different types of food, snacks, and tickets.
Rev Toroca said they had used the same method to build the CMF Primary School, the venue of yesterday’s Family Day.
“Once the high school is completed, it will be open to students from different religious denominations and it will also promote Christian moral values and beliefs that all people are created equal in the image of God,” he said.
“We will continue to give priority to education because we believe this is our contribution to the good work of the church and the community.”