Punch and Judy theatre for a good cause

Punch and Judy theatre for a good cause

A Punch and Judy show is one of the absolute highlights for the youngest among us. If the whole thing benefits a charitable cause, then parents and grandparents are also happy to be inspired. Thanks to the support of the HoLaRo Punch and Judy show, the Weer adult school and the Ko Ko We parents’ association, the MOYO association hosted an entertaining afternoon in the Weer parish hall on Friday,

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“JAMBO – TYROL MEETS KENYA RELOADED” on 19 APRIL 2024 at Dinnerclub Innsbruck

“JAMBO – TYROL MEETS KENYA RELOADED” on 19 APRIL 2024 at Dinnerclub Innsbruck

On 19 April, it was that time again: under the motto “Jambo Tyrol meets Kenya”, the MOYO team once again cooked at the Dinnerclub, but this time in the newly opened Integrationshaus. The Dinnerclub is a series of events organised by the Integrationshaus of the Diocese of Innsbruck. Under the motto “Eat with us for a good life for all”, people from different cultures come together at cookery evenings, enjoy

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MOYO at the Easter Festival in the Botanical Garden in Innsbruck

MOYO at the Easter Festival in the Botanical Garden in Innsbruck

Despite adverse weather conditions, the Institute of Botany, the Botanical Garden and the Green School invited guests to the traditional Easter festival in the Botanical Garden in Innsbruck on Easter Monday. There is a lot to discover in the Botanical Garden! Young and old were able to explore the exciting world of native and exotic plants and animals at numerous hands-on stations, visit the historical observatory and experience much more.

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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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