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July 2021 Updates (From East Africa)


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An Update On The Last 3 Months at Shelter of Hope

“It has been just over a year since the outbreak of the Coronavirus was declared a pandemic. During that time, the spread of COVID-19 has led to a global crisis causing devastation and disruption to people’s lives all around the world.

In Kenya, the Government and medical personnel have now sounded alarm bells, warning Kenyans of a tough time ahead. “We are in the fourth wave of this virus, and it’s a wave that threatens to erase all the gains we have made as a country in fighting the pandemic over the last one year,” Kenya’s health ministry tweeted, amid reports that all the country’s intensive-care unit beds had been filled by Covid-19 patients and doctors had fallen ill with the virus themselves.

In the last 3 Months, SOH has been able to still do many things, thanks to YOU:

    • Providing food to the most vulnerable students at SOH.
    • Resumption of the learning activities in both schools (Nairobi & Kagan).
    • Graduation Ceremonies were able to take place in both schools.
    • We were able to hold our ‘Youth and Teens Back to School’ event.
    • An opportunity for a free medical camp in Nyanza for students.
    • Proper sanitation for the pupils in both schools so that they can continue their education safely.

Prayer Points

  • Please pray for the safety and well-being of all our staff and children at both schools as classes resume.
  • We pray for God’s provision. The future is quite uncertain due to COVID-19 complications, seriously affecting our local income interventions and efforts.

Fundraising Needs

  • Teachers’ salaries in both schools.
  • The completion of the building and for the current operating clinic in the Kagan school
  • Funds for the building of the Kisumu school
  • ICT program to support e-learning
    (to purchase tablets and laptops for students)

Supporting Pastors In Zambia
 (The Grace Project-Africa Update)

Gratitude flows from Zambia as the main classes of The Grace Project are continuing as they are able to take place online! In fact, some classes are safely able to meet in groups of 2 to 4 people to enhance their learning. This month, Basil, the TGP-A’s Director, had the opportunity to speak at a local church in Lusaka as they are interested in a future partnership with the school. Basil’s presentation and testimony filled the room with God’s glory!

Prayer Points:

  • For students to learn well despite being online and not meeting as a class as a whole.
  • Protection for all of the faculty and students as we continue to work in a country that is in the process of undergoing elections.
  • Pray for Zambia to be peaceful during elections.

More news & updates from Impact Hope

Peacemaking Initiatives To Resolve Tribal Conflict

Peacemaking initiatives in Kenya are important as they provide a platform for dialogue, reconciliation and healing for people affected by conflict and violence. We are so grateful to Nigerian Ph.D. Dr. Dorcas Ettang, a Senior Lecturer in Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies Programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, for willing to provide solutions to some of the challenges KEDHAP is facing in their tribal peacemaking initiatives.

The event was held online on April 29, 2023. The audio recording is available in this blog post.

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Be a Virtual Mother to a Vulnerable Child!

As we approach Mother’s Day, let us take a moment to reflect on the incredible role that mothers play in our lives. They are our caregivers, our teachers, and our biggest supporters. Unfortunately, not all children are blessed to have mothers or mother figures in their lives.

This Mother’s Day, would you like to change a child’s life by filling it with hope? Love starts with YOU!

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International Volunteer Week: Melanie’s Story

This week is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of volunteers worldwide. Through their dedication and hard work, volunteers are making a positive impact in their local community and beyond. During this week, we are highlighting Melanie Magel’s story. Melanie started her journey with Tat’s Place, our children’s home in Puerto Maldonado, in 2019.

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