WildlifeDirect use International Charity Day to thank Irish Embassy in Nairobi for support

Enkijape Primary school
The Irish Embassy staff helped out with lunch time at Enkijape Primary school. Photo: Twitter/wildlifedirect

WildlifeDirect used Wednesday’s International Charity Day to thank the Irish Embassy in Nairobi for supporting the feeding programme and new kitchen at Enkijape Primary School.

The school’s feeding programme was launched last year when Dhiren Chandaria, CEO of Insta Products, donated a 6 month supply of food for 750 pupils and teachers. This meant for the first time in 10 years, pupils could receive a midday meal at the school.

Further help came via a donation of deworming tablets from AAR in collaboration with the Kajiado County Government Education and Public Health offices. Former Kajiado County Commissioner Harsame Kello also donated one tonne of maize, 900kgs of beans and 18 liters of cooking oil to support the scheme.

In 2018, the Chandaria Family donated an additional 10 tonnes of improved flour for the feeding programme with the Irish Embassy also providing funds for the expansion of the school kitchen.

The newly expanded kitchen was commissioned by Irish Deputy Head of Mission Lisa Doherty on February 16, 2018. Additional funds from Elephant Cooperation were also used to repair 2 old stoves that were not working and to provide water and food for 12 months with The Rotary Club of Nairobi also supplying one cooking stove.