As you may well know, the year 2020 was a very difficult one for many individuals and institutions across the world. This was due to the effects of the covid-19 pandemic. Most of the schools in Kenya were closed like many other schools globally. Furthermore, DGS parents or guardians who are breadwinners had to stay at home. Some lost their jobs. Businesses were closed.
Fortunately, our DGS families were very happy to receive support from well-wishers and friends from all over the world. Thanks to the support of the Destiny Children’s Charity UK and many sponsors, we distributed food parcels, hand sanitizers, face masks, and all mandatory covid-safe requirements. We implemented the distribution program in an orderly and covid-safe manner.
In addition to this, the welfare of our hardworking staff was taken care of. This was through the uninterrupted flow of their pay. It was a beautiful thing especially at a time when most schools were closing. Sadly, they had no income to pay their staff. The impact of the covid-19 pandemic was being felt everywhere.
Looking back, we shall forever be grateful to you our friends from all over the world. You generously gave to make sure that our staff and pupils together with their families were supported. Today, our school has changed in many ways.
In conclusion, together with our musical staff and pupils, we composed a song conveying appreciation to all our sponsors. The response from around the world was overwhelming! You can view this link to watch and listen to the song. Thank you to all our dear sponsors. We appreciate your care. Pamoja tutashinda (together we shall overcome) !!!
This article was written by Brenda Ongola, DGS Sponsorship Director, Mombasa, Kenya