Third wave of Covid Impacting Kenyan Students again
Over the last few weeks, the number of Covid cases in Kenya has escalated to the highest levels since the pandemic started. As a result the Kenyan President sent 5 counties, including the capital Nairobi into indefinite lockdown on Friday 26th March. As of Sunday 28th March it is no longer possible to travel in or out of these counties and gatherings are limited.
In addition, all schools and universities have been closed, except for health related studies. We are yet to hear the extent of the impact on our tertiary students. The team at Kakenya’s Dream are working to establish which students are back home again and to who is able to switch to online learning.
The high school at Kakenya’s Center for Excellence was already closed for a 7 week school holiday but was planning to run health and wellness classes in the next few weeks to keep their 87 high school students busy / out of trouble. These classes can’t proceed under the latest restrictions.
We sincerely hope that the Covid case numbers reduce swiftly to minimise the impact on Kenyan university and school students. We remain concerned about the significant negative impact that university and school closures have on the opportunities for girls in Kenya to continue to learn and grow. We will keep you updated.