To Our African Impact Foundation Family,
I hope this message finds you healthy and happy. It is difficult to stay positive during these tough times, however I myself have gotten through this time by thinking about the incredible impact you have all made and will continue to make on the people and environment across the African continent.
We are very excited to have raised the funds needed to start the classroom build. The groundbreaking ceremony was scheduled for early April, however with a shift in priorities due to the pandemic, we made the decision to postpone the construction until the situation has settled. We are continuing to plan the ceremony and the building company is on standby! We can't wait until we can begin and we hope to reach the full fundraising target soon!
What has a shift in priorities looked like you may ask? Well for a lot of the communities we work with, there is unfortunately a lack of awareness around how contagious and serious the virus is, and everyone's susceptibility to it. A lot of lost jobs is leading to an increase in food insecurity, and little access to healthcare is concerning for many.
African Impact has had to go into a temporary hibernation due to travel bans, however the Foundation is committed to staying present in the communities by continuing critical activities and providing COVID-19 support - handing out disinfectant packages, setting up hand washing stations, continuing nutrition programs, translating information posters into local languages, and keeping in touch with beneficiaries via telephone where possible.
Your support means so much to us and we look forward to continuing this journey with you. To say thank you, we wrote a little song for you: Watch the video here!
African Impact Foundation
PS – We’ve created a Foundation Facebook Group to stay connected, spread positivity, and share project updates. Come join the fun!