|COVID-19 cases in Kenya as per 22-08-2021|
Total cases: 228K
Saturday program continues while observing ministry of health guidelines on COVID-19. Attendance for the month of July was at 80%
Government and COVID- 19 Update
- COVID-19 caseload is at 179,293 out of 1,907,096. samples tested so far. Fatalities stand at 3,461 deaths while recoveries stand at 122,965. The positivity rate is at 8.5 %. Link to the data source
- A total of 1,138,748 people have so far been vaccinated countrywide which is 2% of the population (53M).
- Kenya receives 358,000 unused AstraZeneca jabs from Denmark. The doses will be prioritized to those scheduled for a second shot
- Kenya is listed as one of the countries in Africa that will benefit from 10M doses of COVID vaccines to be donated by the US
- Government concerned over spike in COVID-19 in 13 hotspot counties (Western region). Counties put on partial lockdown
- One school closed after 16 pupils, 4 teachers test positive for COVID-19 in Nyandarua
- The Ministry of Education has released the new secondary school fees structure for the 2021-2022 academic year. It is a big sigh of relief for parents and guardians as the Ministry has announced subsidized fees due to 4 terms in the calendar year which are shorter than normal. link
- Learners in national and extra-county schools will pay Ksh 45,000 per year; down from the Sh53,554 per year
- all other boarding schools will now pay Sh35,000 down from Sh40,535 per year
Our students are back in school!
Lockdown was lifted allowing students to go back to school. COVID-19 cases in Kenya have been declining as a result of the lockdown measures that were implemented in March. Fortunately, there was no impact on the school schedule as there had been a planned break for all students during this time.
COVID-19 Family Tracking Report: Summary – October 2020
Our Case Managers in Kenya have completed another round of check-in calls with our students and their families to determine how they are doing amidst the changing COVID-19 situation. If you joined one of our Annual Gatherings, you heard Kelvin report that Kenya has performed better than expected in this pandemic due to quick action and stringent enforcement of shut-down rules. For our families, here are some of the things we have learned from the most recent set of calls:
- Families are going back to work. 81% of our families have at least one working family member, compared to 70% of families in August.
- 7% of students have gone back to school (all are post-secondary students), as compared to 3% of students in August.
- About 50% of students are receiving assignments from their school. If they’re not receiving assignments from their school, we are giving them assignments to do (such as book reports). The reasons students aren’t receiving assignments can be seen in the graph below.
- Though most families have some form of income, it is still significantly less than what they were earning before the pandemic, which was still hardly enough to support themselves. Most are reporting a continued decrease in income