Kenya Partners programs and COVID-19

Feeding program at Squatters Hill

Feeding program at Squatters Hill Slum

When the government closed all the schools because of the pandemic, we knew that our students and the other children in Squatters Hill slum were going hungry. Before the coronavirus, they relied on the daily meals we provided daily at the school--often the only food they had all day.

Sam Mwaura (one of our key employees) met with government officials and completed all the necessary paperwork to create a feeding program to address the need.

Although schools were closed throughout the country, Kenya Partners received permission for the Betty Mavity Roberts Education Centre to be designated as a rescue centre for our students who had no safe place to go.

Their commitment to the children drives all of our dedicated staff to go the extra mile. Some staff members are living on campus to provide the critical "family" environment that the children need.

Others commute daily to perform all the necessary tasks to keep the school running–such as pumping water from our well and working on the farm. 

Learning to wash hands
Learning to wash hands

Preparing lunch
Preparing lunch

Food parcel
Food parcel

Learning to wash hands
Learning to wash hands

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Feeding program at Squatters Hill

Keeping fit
Keeping fit

Kids are keen on chess
Kids are keen on chess

Children staying at the school during the pandemic
Children staying at the school during the pandemic

Keeping fit
Keeping fit

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Keeping busy at the school

Wesley Mission Hospital is feeling the strain as well.

 

The cost of personal protective equipment has doubled. Many patients lack the funds to pay even the small amounts usually charged.

 

But no sick patient is turned away - that is our policy.

Wellness check
Wellness check

New baby
New baby

Wesley Clinical Officer - ready for next patient
Wesley Clinical Officer - ready for next patient

Wellness check
Wellness check

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At Wesley

Many of you have generously donated to help us "Bridge the Gap" after seeing our email updates.

Thank you for your support!

 

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