Schools are closed in Kenya for the rest of 2020!
The risks of keeping schools closed far outweigh the benefits especially for our children and their families from poor communities.
Children out of school are more likely to suffer abuse, early teenage pregnancies, malnutrition and poor mental health. Many girls will be married off or urged to give up their studies and start work to support the family. With the school closure girls are most at risk.
That’s why we are doing all we can to positively engage and support young people in valuable life skills like agriculture, tailoring, IT, bike repairs, drama, music and art until schools reopen. Our feeding programme also continues to provide a vital daily meal, especially for the most vulnerable or malnourished children.
We are so grateful for your continued support during these difficult times as we continue to work hard to help our children and families stay safe, break the cycle of poverty, and restore their lives post-Covid.
In Africa education is critical to tackling and breaking the cycle of poverty. Together we are changing lives for good.