Over the last few weeks, Kenya has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the country. With cases rising and limited access to vaccines, the President has issued new restrictions in Nairobi which are expected to last for the next 60 days. Beginning last Friday, some of these restrictions include: a nightly curfew from 8pm to 4am; no in-person dining at restaurants in Nairobi; suspension of all face-to-face teaching at all schools and universities; and the suspension of public gatherings and in-person meetings within the counties of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru.
What does that mean for MITS? In Kamulu, the team is taking appropriate precautions with social distancing and sanitizing stations. Literacy students have moved to virtual learning in their dorm areas. Skills students are remaining within the Skills compound and studying in small numbers. The team and students are adapting and education continues!
In Eastleigh, programs are currently on hold. The MITS team is working closely with local authorities to provide food and care for street children in small numbers.
As always, the mission to love and serve street kids continues! None of that is possible without you. Your support during these times means the world to our team and students. If you would like to help the team through these challenges, click the button below to give. Stay tuned for updates.
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In Case You Missed It...here are some highlights at MADE IN THE STREETS from February!
ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB PLANTS OVER 50 TREES
Our environmental club at Kware base has planted over 50 tree seedlings and 20 different kinds of flowers.
Planting trees has helped the street children feel a sense of belonging in the community. They are showing themselves to be responsible when given the opportunity.
Street children are often the most caring and protective of the environment in their communities, keeping their bases clean and collecting plastic for the recycling centre's. Now they are able to plant trees as well!
Emmanuel is thirteen years old, and he joined the MITS program last year.
His favorite subjects in school are math and Kiswahili.
One of his dreams is "when I grow up, I want to be a chef."
When asked about MITS, Emmanuel said "I love MADE IN THE STREETS because it has helped me with a home, and it has helped me to know English."
When you do this for 20 years, you're bound to pick up a few stories and lessons along the way. Thoughts, impressions, news, and highlights from our staff, visitors, donors, students and alumni.