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Covid-19 Impacts to our Scholarship Students

posted Jul 20, 2020, 7:51 AM by Bill Rathfon   [ updated Jul 20, 2020, 7:53 AM ]
Our new decade 2020 has made quite an unexpected entrance! Not one that any of us could have ever imagined. All schools in the entire country of Kenya, upon the first case of Covid 19 identified, were shut down in March and students sent home. Unlike our students, online education is not a possibility. Many of these students do not have electricity at home let alone laptops and computers.

Our students and families at last report are all safe. Kenya has been able to contain the spread to some counties, including where our students live have been spared up to now. The economic impact with tourism at a halt and so many businesses shut down like ours, has really taken a toll. International travel has been shut down since mid March but will open up beginning August 1. As of today since March Kenya has reported 13,353 confirmed cases and 234 deaths. 

The Government has just in the past two weeks announced the decision for getting students back in school safely. While a difficult one, the decision was made that schools would not resume this school year and that once school begins again in January, 2021 the students will remain in the same class, same year.

We thought these students were going to graduate in 2020 Student: Catherine, Diana, Karen, Marion, Moses, Ruth, Salome, Victor Unfortunately, they will need to wait another year.