Meet Molly. She’s a Kenyan schoolgirl who’s set to become a minor YouTube sensation (scroll down to watch). Her life is the polar opposite of Gangnam style, but when you watch her video I’m sure you’ll agree she’s a star in the making.
Molly’s World is a video campaign that centres around 13-year-old orphan Molly who’s being raised by her uncle in the slums of Nairobi.
Molly is one of more than 20 million children who receives a free school meal every day, as part of the UN’s World Food Programme. For many of these children, that school meal might be the only food they can count on. It helps them concentrate on their learning and also ensures they attend school daily.
THROUGH HER OWN EYES
To highlight the WFP programme, Molly was given a flip video camcorder to capture her life at home and school. In the video below, you discover more about the challenges she faces but also how well she’s coping, and it’s impossible not to be charmed by her frank and funny observations. And then there’s her Michael Jackson impersonating neighbour who almost steals the show!
HOW YOU CAN HELP A CHILD LIKE MOLLY
It’s a no-brainer. All you have to do is watch the video Molly’s World and then take a short quiz about Molly. For every quiz that someone takes, a UN partner will donate a free school meal to a child in need. How cool is that?
You can watch more videos from the Molly’s World series, discover how you can help more kids and get all the background facts on the UN’s World Food Programme here (www.wfp.org/molly).
October 16 is World Food Day. On that date, the WFP will announce how many free meals have been provided as part of this campaign. Please join me and be the difference in a hungry child’s life!
Take Molly’s quiz now.