What's happening in Kenya? Kenya has more than 10,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus with at least 180 deaths - and there has been a recent surge in new infections so numbers are expected to rise.
A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 6 July, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers.The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places.
All Kenyan schools are closed until January 2021, and final year exams (taken in Oct/Nov ) are cancelled, so pupils will need to repeat the whole year.There have been government-run school programmes via the radio, television and online since students stopped going to classes in March. However, there are many who do not have access to the technology.
What's happening at Calvary Zion Children's Home? The Calvary Zion children have been attempting to follow schoolwork provided by their schools but they don't have an wifi internet connection or sufficient devices to let all the children benefit from this. A local teacher has kindly volunteered to help out on a part-time basis and our Trust has agreed to pay his expenses in order to continue following our aim to support the children's education.
Normally some of the older children are boarding out at school or college but since the onset of the virus they are now all at the Home. As you can imagine this takes a lot of organisation, resources and patience!
Repairs to the main gate have been completed which will improve security but there are still a number of repairs outstanding due to difficulty getting workmen and supplies at this time. More information on this is available on the Building Repair Appeal page.