Stakeholders in the education sector are calling for more support for children from poor backgrounds in an effort to cushion them from the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Wamo Non formal educational center founder Kennedy Sakwa, most families residing in informal settlements are struggling to provide basic necessities to their children.
Speaking while receiving a donation comprising of an assortment of food and non-food items from Revere technologies limited, a cyber-security services and solutions provider, Sakwa said children from vulnerable families risk dropping out of school as their parents balance between providing basic amenities and ensuring that their children acquire a decent education.
Ajay Jawla an official from Revere technologies limited called on Kenyans of goodwill to support vulnerable groups especially rescue centers and childrens’ homes that have suffered the brunt of financial hit resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Wamo Non formal educational center which works with partners to assist orphaned, abandoned and underprivileged children within Kawangware slums is currently supporting over 80 children. The center has intensified humanitarian efforts in recent months as more and more families suffer economic meltdown occasioned by the pandemic.
The country has been faced with a host of economic challenges since it recorded its first positive case on 13 March 2020, an obtaining situation that has caused considerable economic and food insecurity.
Experts have warned that the economic fallout in the country is likely to be severe and long-lasting, consequently undermining the country’s prospects of achieving its long-term development aspirations, including the Sustainable Development Goals.
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