Johanna Omolo Foundation donates food to Dandora residents amid looming Coronavirus curfew in Kenya

By Washington Onyango: Friday, March 27th 2020 at 16:22 GMT +3 | Football
Residents of Dandora receiving foodstuff donated by Johanna Omolo Foundation at Dandora Youth group [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Johanna Omolo Foundation in a brilliant gesture amid the looming curfew imposed by the Kenyan government donated foodstuffs to families in Dandora affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Started by Harambee Stars international player Johanna Omolo, the organization on Friday distributed food to the most affected families, more so the casual workers including masons, mama fua and many more.

Speaking to the Standard Sports, the foundation's chairman Godfrey Okoti called upon other able and capable Kenyans to help the most affected families especially in the slums and rural areas.

He said they gave out cooking oil, rice, ugali flour, sugar, hand wash, soaps and many more basic necessities to sustain the families during this trying times.

“Omolo grew up from Dandora and he saw it fit to give back to the community especially during this coronavirus pandemic which has greatly affected the lives of Kenyans.”

“We are also calling upon those in privileged positions to support and help the most affected families so that we can combat this pandemic as one Kenya,” Okoti said.

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Chairman Johana Omollo Foundation Godfrey Okoti (left) donates food to the elderly Grace Wanjiru at Dandora Youth group . [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

The Johanna Omolo Foundation also runs a Menstrual Health Management program in Dandora where they donate Sanitary towels to over 300 girls every month across different schools in the region including Dandora Girls, Tom Mboya Primary, Good Shepherd and Starlight Senior.

In addition to that, they are nurturing talent in Dandora through an incubation Soccer Academy for boys and girls started in 2017 with a vision to provide opportunities for young players to play, learn and enjoy soccer.

They also Educate Needy Children with an aim to provide opportunities for children in Dandora with a belief that every child should have an opportunity to at least attend primary school.

Okoti said they will continue with the food aid at the fullest of their capabilities throughout the pandemic.

The foundation now joins the ranks of Victor Wanyama foundation which distributed sanitizers to the residents of Mathare slums in Nairobi county in a bid to combat the pandemic.

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