Even before the COVID 19 pandemic, life in the Shauri Yako slum in Mombasa was hard and built on unstable foundations. The misery and poverty of these families have been catapulted to the next level since the lockdown. Since the Kenyan government has decided that all schools may not be reopened until 2021, children spend more time on the streets.
Our main concern is to help the poorest families in this difficult situation. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have regularly sent food parcels to our families while the schools are closed. Our teachers and local staff regularly visit and support the families and make sure that the welfare of our children is guaranteed.
We are eagerly awaiting the reopening of our school, as many challenges have to be overcome. The conditions under which the government will allow schools to reopen next year are strict and can only be met with further financial support.
We are thankful for every little support that helps us to reopen the doors of our school in 2021, so that we can continue to offer our children the possibility of an education.
How can you support our partner school?
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