Mia, Nila and Hannah landed in Nairobi on February 13 and visited the children directly on the first day. First they went to the Kahawa Primary School, where some of our children go to school. The three of them were allowed to take a lot of pictures and had a little dance party in the afternoon when they were back at the Soweto Youth Initiative. The following day, the girls accompanied some children to school and made a stop to get some school supplies. It was at this moment that the idea for a new day of action, the “Beauty & Health Day”, was born. Mia, Nila and Hannah started an appeal on Instagram to collect donations, which enabled them to buy toothbrushes and toothpaste for the children in Soweto Slum, among other things. Within four days, enough money was collected to enable about 200 children to get their own toothbrush mug with accompanying toothbrush and toothpaste. The joy about this was enormous and we are so overjoyed about every little donation that could put a bright white smile on the children’s faces!
But this was not the only action that could be implemented by our visitors on site: on February 16, clothes for the children could be bought at the local market thanks to a generous donation. So each child received some new clothes, which Mia and Hannah distributed with the other members of the association.