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Chinese companies donate necessities to Kenyan slum school amid COVID-19 outbreak

(Xinhua)    11:17, April 11, 2020

NAIROBI, April 10 (Xinhua) -- More than 500 students of Mcedo Beijing School in Nairobi's Mathare slum, and their teachers, on Thursday received a batch of supplies from Chinese enterprises amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Chinese companies under Kenya-China Economic and Trade Association (KCETA) donated daily necessities worth about 310,950 Kenyan shillings (about 3,000 U.S. dollars), including sugar, cooking oil and cornmeal.

In addition, KEDA (Kenya) Ceramics donated a batch of disinfecting wipes and detergent powder, which is worth about 30,000 shillings, to teachers and students.

In February, thousands of children from Mathare slum gathered together to send messages to support China's fight against COVID-19.

Recently, due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic in Kenya, students in slums are facing food shortages as their schools have been suspended and the international free lunch program can not be implemented.

The KCETA noted the situation and came to help them.

The principal of the school, Benedict Kiage, said he is very grateful to Chinese companies, adding the charity move will always remain in the hearts of the teachers and students of the school.

Mcedo Beijing School was set up in 2007 with the support of the Chinese embassy Kenya. In 2012, KCETA and its members raised funds for its phase 2 expansion project to improve its facilities and equipment.

The KCETA is a non-governmental organization composed of Chinese enterprises operating in Kenya. It has 103 member enterprises.

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