MOYO at the flea market at the Cyta Shopping Center (18.10.2020)

MOYO at the flea market at the Cyta Shopping Center (18.10.2020)

During the summer the MOYO board team ransacked their attics and basements and diligently collected items for a flea market stand on October 18, 2020 at the Cyta Shopping Center. The sale proceeds will go to our Africa project. Equipped with 2 thermos flasks of coffee and tea, the MOYO stand was set up at 5 a.m. and sales started successfully at 7 a.m. Everything was available from household appliances,

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Finally a new school uniform (12.3.2020)

Finally a new school uniform (12.3.2020)

Sophie E. Kibuywa, director of our local partner Kimilili Integrated Development Education Program (KIDEP), visited the St. Mary Primary School in Sossio and the Primary School in Nakalira. In January we had the opportunity to personally meet the girls from the poorest families in these schools. When the students in tattered uniforms greeted us shyly, we realized that there was a need for action here. Details at https://moyo-tyrol.org/en/2020/02/11/moyo-vor-ort-in-afrika/ The girls

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International Women’s Day (8.3.2020)

International Women’s Day (8.3.2020)

Due to today’s World Women’s Day, MOYO would like to draw attention again to the stigmatizing situation of girls in Africa during their menstrual period. Hygiene items are in short supply or not affordable. Female menstruation is still a taboo subject in Kenya and girls don’t have the money for sanitary napkins. Rags, cow dung, scraps of cloth, feathers and newspapers are used as a replacement for the napkins. Many

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Paper and pens make children’s eyes shine

Paper and pens make children’s eyes shine

Kenya’s schools lack the bare essentials. As soon as parents have scraped together the school fees for their school-age girls and patched up the school uniform (so that it lasts another year), the next problem is, where will the money for school materials such as books, pads and pens come from? MOYO is helping poor parents to ensure girls’ schooling and thus the chance for a self-determined future. Details at:

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MOYO on site in Africa (January 24-30, 2020)

MOYO on site in Africa (January 24-30, 2020)

On January 24th, Barbara Messner, the president of MOYO, started her trip to Africa. In her luggage were the collected donations of 2019, with which girls should be able to go to school and thus have a better future. Together with Sophie E. Kibuywa, director of the local partner Kimilili Integrated Development Education Program (KIDEP), 3 selected schools in the Bungoma district were visited. These were the St. Mary primary

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