COVID-19 & ST MARTINS SCHOOL

COVID-19   URGENT APPEAL

A SAFE SPACE
Covid-19 is having a severe impact on the people of the Kilbagare slum in Kenya, and an even greater impact on the pupils of St Martin’s school.
 
Poor living conditions,poor healthcare and poor sanitation contribute to the spread and severity of the disease.Yet throughout this, StMartin’s has stuck true to its mission to educate as many children as possible, providing them with a safe environment where they can play, learn and receive regular meals.
 
The school is a sanctuary not just a place of education for over 900 children from Kilbagare. But that safe space is under threat.
COVID-19 is threatening the existence of our school 
Every child has a right to an education. But more than that every child has the right to feel safe and secure.The slum of Kilbagare is a desperately difficult place to grow up in. St Martin’s provides a respite from the daily hardships of hunger, poverty and disease. We’re more than a school to our students, we’re a vital relief from their difficult lives.
 
With your help we can keep our children safe, secure and happy as we all navigate the difficulties of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Help us keep
our children safe 
 
To reopen this September we need to be able to keep the children safe and that presents problems. Social distancing and face masks are vital for every child in any school. Now imagine that same issue in a place where it’s a struggle to even get children into education. It becomes an almost impossible task.
So we need your help to survive.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

FACEMASKS - UNIFORMS - SANITATION - SCHOOL HALL

We are urgently seeking donations to help the school reopen and keep the children safe. All donations are welcome but we have three areas that we urgently need to address in order to meet the minimum standards of safety.

SAFE SPACE
$20

Just $20 will help us provide vital masks for the children to help to keep them safe. Your donation will also be used to replace the uniforms that the children have worn through - as many have had to wear their uniforms as everyday clothing through the summer..

CLEAN SPACE

$50

Social distancing means that our sanitation now needs a rapid upgrade. Extra water sources as well as toilet facilities and the ability to keep them clean and in good working order will help us keep the children safe from the fear of Covid-19 infection and you can help with a donation of $50.

BREATHING SPACE $100

For many around the world, Covid-19 means creating social distance. For St Martin’s, it means that we urgently need to create more space for the children to congregate in. A new expanded hall is vital for the school to be able to contribute in its mission to help the children in the Kilbagare slum. Your $100 donation will go directly to help us build a new school hall.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE A MORE SUBSTANTIAL DONATION PLEASE CLICK HERE

THE SPACE TO GROW

St Martin’s has always made a huge impact on the lives of the children in our care. Here are the stories of some current and past children who’ve benefited from both the education and safe space that we have created along the years.

St. Martins Primary & St Martins Girls Secondary School

PO Box 68291, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

 

Contact Primary:

Sister Emmah Karanja (Director) Tel:+254722580224

stmartinsprykgnc@gmail.com

Contact Secondary:

Sister Damiana Mutiso (Principal) Tel: +254701311237

stmartinsseckgnc@gmail.com

Program Liaison: Alfred Aswan Tel: +254725468431

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