We have introduced extra general cleaning three times every week. This entails intense cleaning of the school compounds, toilets, kitchen and the children’s bedrooms. We have also introduced hand-washing stations with clean running water and appropriate hand-washing soap.
We have set time each day for the children’s private studies, running for two hours a day, and another hour of free educational consultation between individual children and other members of staff. This is to assist the children, especially those in higher grades, to understand the parts of the syllabus that they were not taught in school following the closure. We also have introduced e-learning for all the pupils, where necessary, with focus on those studying for major exams, especially Boaz (in the final year of high school) who is now doing most of his studies in the local cyber café.
We are still laying down more strategies to maintain the children’s well-being based on the three months experience of the above measures.
Can you help?
Meeting the needs of the residential children during the pandemic does come at a cost, particularly due to the increased hygiene measures and the need to pay for access to the cyber cafe to ensure the older children can continue their studies.
Any donations will make a very real difference, especially as Chaffinch’s usual fundraising has suffered as a result of restrictions in the UK.