Supporting Oasis Africa during covid-19

Posted 13th July, 2020

Supporting Oasis Africa during covid-19

We’re really pleased to see the success of Oasis Africa in helping the students of Kibera and their families even during the pandemic. 

During the past months, while schools have been closed due to covid-19, Oasis Africa have been able to distribute two rounds of care packages to the families of the students. As the pandemic crisis continues in Kenya, many of the families who are connected to the Oasis Africa program have lost their casual jobs and/or have seen the business that they run or work for collapse. Most families are eating only 1 or 2 meals per day to stretch the funds they do have.

Furthermore, the Kenyan government has just announced that High Schools will not be re-opening again in 2020. This is going to have a significant impact on families and students alike. University students will most likely not return in 2020 for face to face classes and if feasible, commence online learning. To make this possible, Oasis Africa need to assess how many University students require a laptop to enable them to continue in their studies. An average laptop can be purchased for 25,000 Kenyan Shillings (approx. $250). 

Oni have been supporting Oasis Africa since 2013. If you are able to join us in supporting the students of Kibera, even a small donation would be hugely appreciated. Your funds will be utilesed to:

  1. Help providing students and their families care packages containing essentials such as rice, sugar, beans/peas and most importantly soap and an information pack on how to manage hygiene to stay safe in the current environment
  2. Purchase laptops for university students to enable them to continue their studies during the pandemic
  3. Keep supporting the education and development of High School and University students living in Kibera slum

Donations can be made here. And if you'd like more information about Oasis Africa visit their website or get in touch with us and we'd be happy to help.