A month ago, due to COVID-19’s pandemic, all schools in Kenya were shut down, including Moonlight Centre, a tin-roofed school in Nairobi’s Dagoretti Corner informal settlement. The mixed school provides educational nourishment to some of the most deprived and needy girls from various informal settlements, making their elusive dream of attaining a secondary school education come true, through free and subsidised educational arrangements.
Because many of the girls come from very impoverished households, Moonlight is also the only place where most of these girls find their daily meal.
With the girls being at home now, many are straining to find a meal, as well as access other basic necessities like sanitary pads, masks, and soap. It is because of the above situation that the school’s founder, Mr. Aluda can barely close his eyelids at night as he keeps on getting numerous phone calls from these girls begging for assistance as they face starvation.
In collaboration with Moonlight Centre, TAP Africa has identified 45 most vulnerable girls to support, by providing urgent food supplies and other necessities.
Dubbed a “Meal & Book” Initiative, the project provides weekly food supplies and books to these girls, bringing nourishment of food and education to them. Besides, our “meal & book” packages also contain sanitary pads; liquid soap; masks. The packages are produced and packed by small-scale women traders, and delivered door-to-door to each girls’ home, ensuring safety and lowering their risk of exposure to the virus.
On the other hand, the girls read the books and write brief reviews, which are collected and filed by the school.
Join us today, support Moonlight girls to pull out of this crisis!
A “Meal & Book” Initiative has been made possible by: