Covid Setbacks in Kenya and Our Progress at Lenana Girls’ High School
For this update, we have the latest on the girls’ lavatory at Lenana Girls’ High School in Kitale, Kenya, an essay from one of our Lenana students, and a look back over the past year from Joshua, the head of the school, with sincere words of thanks for your support and the work we’re doing.
In Tracy’s essay, she shares our worries throughout covid with girls in Kenya being out of school. They are falling behind in their education, but even more concerning, they are left vulnerable to violence, rape, pregnancy, malnutrition, and harmful traditions, such as early marriage and Female Genital Mutilation. Kenya is far behind with administering the covid vaccine with 0.4% of the country’s population vaccinated to date; however, we have all required precautions in place, and students are able to return.
As for the lavatory, the septic pit is nearly ready with just plastering and the flashing systems to complete. We’ll buy iron sheets to enclose it, and we have timber for the lavatory entrance.
Soon we’ll have an update from Keneni Academy in Kecheiyat, Kenya on the 2nd grade classroom we’re building there!