St. Clare has moved to fully integrate the HIV / AIDS students with all the other girls.Â While in Kenya this past February, our team worked to reduce the stigma of HIV+ and to enable these girls to be like the others.
Over the past months, Friends of Kenyan Orphans made arrangements to rent housing for several recent St. Clare graduates, rescuing them from the unsafe living conditions in Mathare slums.
As the lockdown continues in Kenya to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we are happy to share this message from one of the recent St. Clare graduates who has been rescued from the Mathare slums to quarantine in safety.
With the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya, schools and universities have closed, and Nairobi has gone into lockdown. Several recent St. Clare graduates had no other option but to take shelter in the Mathare slums with extended family.
Thanks to your donations, the children are safe and sheltering in place at St. Clare, and doing their best to keep up with their studies.
Thank You for Standing With Us on #GivingTuesdayNow, helping us raise $4396.48 to aid in the efforts to keep the children safe from the effects of COVID-19.
Since the Coronavirus arrived in Africa, one of the sites we support has decided to become a boarding school to keep the children safe.
From the bunk beds which fill the dormitories to the shared pews at church, or the neat rows in the classroom, the girls are a picture of grace in communal living.
At St. Clare the meals are taken communally in a well- oiled system of serving, eating, and clean up that is truly remarkable.
It seems we are spending more time than ever before focusing on toilet paper and germs for good reason, as the passing of sickness is on the forefront of everyoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mind. These issues have long beenÂ a major focus to ensure a healthy environment for the children in Kenya.
Sunday at St. Clare- work and relax
Sunday afternoon play at St. Clare