Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic at Unity School
The Government of Kenya responded to the Covid-19 crisis by closing all schools and restricting movement. The Trustees of Friends of the Mombasa Children appealed for help to support teachers and Families during this period of uncertainty. The response was so good that we have been able to provide an emergency medical programme and supply very basic food to our poorest families.
The medical programme arranged with Dr Luke Odiero will now cover malaria, minor accidents, fever, coughs, and other mild sicknesses.
We original hoped to provide a package of basic food supplies for about 10 of our poorest families – bearing in mind that many parents working in low paid jobs in the tourist industry have found themselves out of work. However, the senior staff at Unity have managed to stretch the money available to 32 families!
To help us continue this support we will need your help. We are told that there are 51 families at serious risk and how long the crisis will last is an unknown quantity.
Head Teacher, Mary Obara and School manager, Norbert Were handing over maize flour, cooking oil, rice, sugar and soap.
Oh – and Yes, we have suggested that next time they might observe social distancing by doing this outside, apparently it was raining hard when this family arrived!
Constructing the improved washing up facilities with the Global Encounters Group last July