The President of Kenya and the ministry of education announced the closure of school in the middle of March after it become too clear that the Covid-19 virus had spread too fast within the Kenyan population.
We quickly organized our selves and foll0wing the WHO guidelines, we prepared our sponsored children in ways of preventing the spread of the virus. We conducted a handwashing training, social distancing sensitization, covering of the mouth during coughs, disinfection of surfaces etc. This was before we released them to go home and stay with their parents for what was going to be a long break from school.
SUPPORT DURING IMPOSED LOCKDOWN
During this long break we received support from ABC Children’s AID to provide food packages, medication and other support for our children. We also conducted door to door home visitation to ensure the safety, social-emotional and physical well being of our sponsored children.