Final year students returning to Mulango Training Institute.
At one point the Kenyan authorities were predicting that schools would not reopen until 2021 and that all students would repeat their previous year of study but that changed, and exam students were allowed back to school on 26 October. Our students were delighted to return to school and meet up with all their friends and continue with their studies.
The academic year has now changed due to the pandemic and December 2020 examinations are now scheduled to take place in April 2021. The PROTECT staff meet with each student every week in a mentoring capacity and conduct parental trainings biweekly, always being conscientious about maintaining the highest standards of health and safety for all concerned.
According to one of the students, being back at school is much more enjoyable than working hard in the shambas planting and weeding and of course meeting up again with friends is wonderful. However, the students find continuous wearing of mask very difficult and social distancing is also a challenge for them, but they are really making tremendous efforts to be compliant. They are also very happy that the PROTECT staff are meeting with them every week and bringing them some goodies. The study is also going well, and the students are really catching up on the missed lessons and will be taking their final exams in April 2021.
The school administration has made great efforts in providing hand washing facilities and social distancing and are very strict on correct mask wearing. Congratulations to them in being so diligent.