NAIROBI MAY 26 2015(CISA)-Catholic students from universities across the country have appealed to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops(KCCB) to consider having chaplaincies in Universities and institutions of higher learning.
According to the students, this would aid faith formation among young people.
The sentiments were expressed during a workshop for Catholic Students dubbed, Building Christian Fellowship in Institutions of Learning through Small Christian Communities (SCCs), organized by AMECEA Pastoral Department in collaborating with KCCB.
According to Fr Febian Mulenga, the Coordinator of AMECEA Pastoral Department, the objective of the workshop was to share experience on chaplaincy and Christian Fellowship among Catholics students in Universities and Institutions of higher learning with a view of promoting SCCs and to reflect on how SCCs can grow in these institutions of learning.
“Before you can think of chaplaincy and serve students, you need to prepare personnel, in this case priests and then other facilities,” said Fr Lance P. Nadeau MM Chaplain at Kenyatta University.
According to AMECEA, Other objectives of the workshop included reflecting on the challenges and opportunities for promoting Christian Fellowship in Institutions of higher Learning and to propose on ways of promoting Small Christian Communities as models of building fellowship among students in universities and colleges.
The workshop which began May 21, ended May 24 by celebration of Holy Mass of the Feast of Pentecost.