Yes, Children are in School in Kenya!
Greetings friends, family, and Action Two Africa (A2A) supporters! We wanted to give you a quick update on what is happening in Kenya with the children in our Child Sponsorship Program and caregivers in our Microloan Program. Due to COVID-19, most children were out of school from March 2020 to January 2021, when schools reopened, and we are happy to say that they are in school and will continue with school until December 24, 2021, when they will be let out for winter break. We are grateful that children are back in school after a hard year and hopeful because things are starting to improve in Kenya. COVID-19 rates are rapidly dropping, there is more access to the vaccine, and the national curfew was lifted October 20, 2021.
Since March of 2020, Kenya has been under a strict curfew that has put a lot of strain on families financially due to limited work options; however, as mentioned in our previous post, many of the caregivers of children in our Child Sponsorship Program have been involved in A2A’s Microloan Program, which has created economic stability and a safety net for these families. We are so thankful that, even during the most difficult times, the families involved with A2A have been able to thrive. This has only been possibly because of you, our generous donors, who have given funds to help provide microloans and education to vulnerable children and families! Without your support, we would not be able to do the work that we do. Thank you for your continued support and thank you for helping us to empower individuals and families through education and economic opportunities!