In May 2020, the Kenyan authorities conducted mass evictions, in the surrounding Kariobangi North area that affected nearly 8,000 households.The lack of alternative relocation forced these families to move to the countryside and live with their relatives. Additionally, the adverse impact of COVID-19 on the Kenyan economy resulted in job losses and business closures that contributed to additional families relocating to the countryside.
This, directly affected our school community as 33 students couldn’t come back to school due to the relocation resulting from forced evictions and loss of livelihoods by families. Therefore, our student population has reduced from 188 to 155 students. We’re saddened by this situation and continue supporting our families in all ways towards keeping our students in school.