The effect of coronavirus in poverty-stricken compounds (where our Community Care Centers operate) can be devastating, spread fast, and make social-distancing and quarantines impossible. This reality combined with the fact that many individuals in Africa live with diseases that weaken their immune systems, including children with disabilities, leaves our community especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Additionally, our hospitals and local clinics are ill-equipped to handle the needs that come with mass outbreak, and already struggle to support the daily needs of our community, and specifically, the children with disabilities in our centers.
Our programs have been modified so that we are able to support the community during the outbreak, while also playing our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Please continue to pray for our community as we experience the COVID-19 outbreak. We will keep you informed as we learn more, and will continue to pray for you to be sources of hope in your community as well!