MOYO on site in Africa

MOYO on site in Africa

On 16 February, we, Barbara Messner and Alexandra Ebner, board members of MOYO, set off on our trip to Africa. In addition to a few gifts for the girls (coloured pencils, writing materials, toiletries), we also brought a portion of curiosity with us – after all, it had been four years since our last visit (due to the coronavirus). After a warm welcome from Sophie E. Kibuywa, Director of the

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Yvonne realises her dream and becomes a chef

Yvonne realises her dream and becomes a chef

Our local project partner specifically looks for girls who are unable to go to school due to their family’s financial situation or other circumstances. This is how Yvonne Nygongesa was found, who is one of many children of a day labourer family from the slums of Kitale. Depending on what job the parents have at the time, there is barely enough for a warm meal on the table. There are

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MOYO cooked at the Patsch Advent market

MOYO cooked at the Patsch Advent market

On 9 December, it was that time again – the Patsch Advent market opened its doors from 12:00 – 18:00. Visitors were able to admire and purchase handmade carvings, natural cosmetics, decorative items and lovingly crafted knitwear and textiles from local producers at a variety of festively decorated market stalls. The brass players of the Patsch music band provided a festive musical backdrop. Culinary delights were also provided: in addition

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MOYO hosted a lecture theatre cinema and showed the Kenyan film Rafiki

MOYO hosted a lecture theatre cinema and showed the Kenyan film Rafiki

Despite numerous parallel events and Christmas markets, lecture theatre 5 ¾ at the main university was packed. Numerous guests accepted the invitation from the MOYO association in cooperation with the Master’s programme in Gender, Culture and Social Change to a lecture theatre cinema. The programme included Rafiki, which means “friend” in Swahili, a film by Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu. Based on the award-winning short story “Jambula Tree” (2008) by Ugandan

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Charity table football tournament at the SixtyTwenty Pub

Charity table football tournament at the SixtyTwenty Pub

On Wednesday, 22 November 2023, the Sixty Twenty pub hosted an evening of football for a good cause. Together with the pub’s event manager Tobi, the idea of a charity Wuzzler tournament was born. This project was finally realised thanks to the support of the TST Tablesoccer Tirol. A total of 24 teams of different levels responded to the Tablesoccers’ call to “kick for a good cause”, and supporters of

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MOYO at the suitcase market in Weer

MOYO at the suitcase market in Weer

Under the organisation of Michaela Irowec, head of the Weer adult school, a suitcase market took place in the afternoon of 18 November 2023 at the Neue Mittelschule Weer. The items in the suitcases left nothing to be desired. Lots of home-made items were on the counter. Jewellery, crochet work, teas, soaps, herbal salts and liqueurs, arts and crafts and much more were on sale. Thanks to the invitation of

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Sweaty altitude metres and kilometres for a good cause

Sweaty altitude metres and kilometres for a good cause

To give girls in East Africa a chance at education, Beat Lohner, Barbara Messner and Nicola Reinisch ran 111 kilometres and over 6,500 metres of altitude in 5 days from North Tyrol to South Tyrol. Education is still not a matter of course in many parts of the world, including Kenya. Low incomes from agriculture and large household sizes put pressure on the families’ limited financial resources. For girls in

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Report about our fundraising run from Obernberg to Nals (111km, 5 days, 6.159 HM+, 7.216 HM-)

Report about our fundraising run from Obernberg to Nals (111km, 5 days, 6.159 HM+, 7.216 HM-)

Wednesday, 21.6 / 1st stage: Obernberg – St. Anton/Pflersch(842 HM+, 1,012 HM-, 18.2 km) The starting signal for our five-day adventure was given at 8:00 a.m. in gorgeous summer weather, and admittedly I was a little nervous. After we had picked up Beat at his overnight accommodation in Steinach am Brenner, I already felt a bit better – because the chemistry between us seemed to be right from the start.

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Guided tour of the Halltal drinking water tunnel

Guided tour of the Halltal drinking water tunnel

On Saturday 3 June, the MOYO association invited members, supporters and friends of the association to a guided tour of the Halltal drinking water gallery. After a walk of about 30 minutes, those interested reached the drinking water gallery. After a mudslide paralysed the water supply of Absam and Hall in 1992, the two communities built what is probably one of the most impressive drinking water structures in Tyrol –

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Punch and Judy for a good cause

Punch and Judy for a good cause

A performance by Punch and Judy is one of the absolute highlights for the youngest among us. And when the whole thing benefits a charitable cause, parents and grandparents are happy to join in the excitement. Thanks to the support of the Punch and Judy show HoLaRo and the playrooms of the University of Innsbruck, the MOYO association invited children to an entertaining afternoon on Friday, 21 April 2023. The

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