Kenya has passed the administration of 1.5 million doses of vaccine, of which 1.3 million of first doses and 520 thousand of second doses. However, Covid-19 situation in the country has fortunately not worsened, in spite of World Health Organization negative previsions (in particular it foresaw the deterioration of the spread of the Virus in the country during the cold season, with a special attention on the delta variant).
Fortunately, this is not happened and in the basin of Lake Victoria - where first came the so-called Indian variant – the number of infections is slowly decreasing. Swabs realized are few, but the number of patients admitted to intensive treatment in the country remains below the level of attention. On the other hand, as reported by the national Center for Disease control, tests available are always less.
Kenyan Government and local authorities still impose precautionary measures (like wearing face masks, respecting social distancing and not creating assemblages), which are tighter in the west region of the country, where movement has been blocked in and out, the beginning of the curfew is early at 19 and all the gatherings and sport activities are suspended.
Fortunately, our project is based in the Eastern costal county of Lamu, in the village of Nginda. Among the students supported there is Millicent, young girl that thanks to her school success will attend St. Anne secondary school for girls. There are also Kevin and Cornelius, who have been abandoned by their mother and their father died long before. Because of their young age and the scares diagnostic tools it’s hard to understand the exact level of development reached, even if there seem to be real difficulties and slowness in the growth, not only from a cognitive point of view, but also from an emotional-relational one. There is also Martin, who wants to become a doctor; he has great school results and can continue his studies also thanks to our support.
Moreover, Aleimar always pays attention on solidarity and social inclusion in schools, starting from the youngest. For this reason, in the beginning of July we have organized a fundraising event in collaboration with a kindergarten in Milan and it has been also an opportunity to raise awareness among the younger generations about different cultures and lifestyles.
These are just some of the stories of the children supported by the project and of the activities undertaken by Aleimar. We hope that thanks to your help we will be able to keep on guaranteeing daily meals, medical care and schooling for orphans or abandoned children in the Nginda village!