COVID-19  Kenya Project #46252

Coronavirus response in Kibera

by The Turning Point Trust
Coronavirus response in Kibera
Coronavirus response in Kibera
Coronavirus response in Kibera
Coronavirus response in Kibera
Coronavirus response in Kibera
Coronavirus response in Kibera

Project Report | Apr 19, 2021
Returning to our original goals

By Emily Obiti | Field Worker

It has been over a year since the first cases of coronavirus were reported in Kenya, in that time children spent nine months out of school, many people lost jobs and livelihoods, the economic impacts of the pandemic were huge. 

We are so grateful to all of you for enabling us to respond to the pandemic in the community that we care so deeply about.

With your help, we were able to:

  • Provide 4,173 food vouchers to families in Kibera struggling without the free school meals their children normally receive at our centres.

  • Sustain 19 free handwashing stations to help community members wash their hands regularly despite not having running water in their homes

  • Support over 100 children to keep learning at home by sending work packs home

  • Ensure regular check-ins with each family by our social work team

  • Provide fun, life-skills activity packs to keep children engaged at home

In October 2020, 40 children returned to school and in January 2021 we were able to fully reopen all of our normal programmes. Your donations also helped us to purchase all the PPE and additional handwashing provisions we needed to open our projects safely for our staff and students.

Now that our projects are open again, we are returning our focus to our original goals of providing quality education to vulnerable children in Kibera. We have therefore stopped supporting the handwashing stations around Kibera although many business owners have opted to continue operating them without our support. 

Kenya is currently experiencing a third wave of infections and new restrictions are in place, though our education programmes are closed currently due to school holidays anyway but we are confident that the current surge will have improved and the government will reopen schools as planned in May after the school holidays. Also, the vaccine is starting to be rolled out in Kenya and teachers are being prioritised in the first group to receive vaccines.

Thank you so much for supporting our coronavirus response in Kibera.  

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The Turning Point Trust

Location: Woking, Surrey - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @tptrust
Project Leader:
Brenda Kaloki
Woking , Surrey United Kingdom

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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