Through the support of our sponsors, donors, and well-wishers we were able to issue food to 130 families this week. We maintained contact with students and their families through a phone call to check on their well-being.
Due to joblessness and lack of casual day labor, the crime rate has increased in some areas as the situation has become increasingly worse. Some families have been threatened by their landlords and asked to vacate their houses if they can’t afford to pay rent.
Students spend most of their time indoors busy doing school assignments, revision studies and also helping out with simple house chores like cooking and cleaning duties. Staying indoors keeps them from negative peer pressure. Students get assignments from teachers through WhatsApp, and we help in printing out the assignments and revision materials. The children also tune in to education programs aired on local radio and television channels as they have proved to be very helpful.
Families know they should stay indoors though this has been challenging due to congestion in the slums where there isn’t any social distancing possible and wearing of masks is not observed. Most parents/guardians have lost their jobs, but Ngong Road Children Foundation has put a smile on their face.
Thank you for your continued support.
Senior Case Manager