The Kenyan president has lifted the lockdown, allowing students to go back to school last week. COVID-19 cases in Kenya have been declining in recent weeks as a result of the lockdown measures that were implemented in March. Fortunately, there was no impact to the school schedule as there had been a planned break for all students during this time.
Kenya has had difficulty acquiring vaccines since they had been getting them from India. As you may know, India’s situation has become extremely dire and India has stopped exporting vaccines since they need them domestically. The Kenya government has placed an order for 30 million Johnson & Johnson doses to be delivered within a year to help the country of 53 million to reach herd immunity.
Recently, Kenya confirmed 15 cases of India’s COVID-19 variant. Kenya and India have a very close and direct relationship so Kenyans are at increased risk of contracting the Indian variant.
Students will finish the 2020 school year at the end of this term, have a very short week-long break, transition to the next grade level, and start their next “school year” in July.
Our students are very happy to be back in school. If you are a sponsor, reach out with a message of encouragement.