March Update: Covid 19 in Kenya

We understand that Covid 19 is a big concern for all of us at the moment, and this is also the case for Kenya. While the outbreak has caused the closure of schools (including Ark Quest Education Centre), there are no identified cases of Covid 19 at the village. All the support staff continue to work at the school. This includes the cooks, security, farm workers and those that manage the animals. Their food stocks are very low, which is a concern since the school continues to support the community through this current crisis.

We understand that, at this difficult time, it may be a challenge for some sponsors to continue their support. However, as a trust we are committed to supporting the school through this time. If you are unable to continue to provide support during this period, could you please contact the trust. info@arkquest.org

Increased sponsorship this year has allowed Ark Quest to pay all their government annual permits, monthly rates and obligations on time, for the first time. We are so grateful.

Some sad news. An original crack in the wall of one of the old school buildings extended, and because the block was in danger of  collapsing, 4 rooms have had to be demolished. However, the children were not at school, and so were safe. The construction of the new building will help enormously.

Regarding the new classrooms that have been built, these are very nearly complete. Steel windows, doors, frames, internal fixtures and fittings are all that are required to see these classrooms completed. Any contributions towards these needs will be gratefully received.

We trust that you are well and coping through this crisis which we all hope and pray will be over very quickly.

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