Tharaka North COVID-19 Relief
Thematic Areas: Humanitarian Intervention
Funded by: Linas Matkasse & DERF (Danish Emergency Relief Fund)
Project location: Tharaka Nithi County
Project Timeline: Start Date/End Date
Project Status: Ongoing
Project Lead: Jonah Cherutich
The Covid-19 pandemic to vulnerable households from the schools under the feeding program. Schools closed earlier due to Covid 19 pandemic in the month of March, 2020, this meant that children could no longer access food in school as before.
A Total of 459 bags of maize and 234 bags of beans (90 kgs per bag) has been distributed to 1,446 vulnerable households representing the 37 primary schools under the project during this Covid-19 season. The
exercise sought to give hope and encourage students from poor families and reduce movement in search of casual labor so that they would concentrate on their studies.
Having food at home has helped to curb the chances of contracting Covid-19 as a result of reduced movement, hence relieving parents the burden of looking for food.
Head teacher of Kereria Primary school narrates how the school feeding programme has enabled the school going children to stay at school and improve performance.
David Njeru presents one of the success stories we garnered from the field. A young man who has had taste of hunger, and vowed not to ever go hungry again, after getting support from IAS. This turned him to a …