HOPE in Dandora – June 2020

 

We have had our moments of uncertainty over the past several months but we thank God that we have been able to give hope to our children in some very practical ways.

It has been reported that there are approximately 100 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Kenya each day.  To help flatten the curve, President Kenyatta has announced that all schools will remain closed until September.

In spite of this we were able to obtain permission from the Kenyan government to safely cook and pack nutritious meals twice a week. We serve 900 students from KDS and other schools on Tuesdays and Thursdays along with several of our elderly neighbors. We expect this number to increase as people are made aware of this special program. Additionally, we continue to deliver food care baskets to those in dire need. We have created a social network that helps us monitor our students and families during this time of crisis. Our vo-tech staff has sewn and distributed nearly 2,000 face masks to the community.

KDS teachers help in the kitchen and have also prepared lesson plans that are included with each meal. The worksheets keep students engaged in math, reading, language and science. The children are elated to carry on in their studies even in a small way.

It is a challenging time for the impoverished families of Dandora. While school remains closed it is imperative we provide ongoing support for the KDS community. Thank you for your continued sponsorships and donations to this very important program. Together, with God’s help we are making a difference and saving lives!