Updated: Mar 31
Hey everyone, Julie here. I wanted to share Mark and Diane's updates regarding Covid-19 after speaking with Ronnie this week. We hope everyone is staying safe!
About Uganda in general:
As of Friday the 20th, the President of Uganda closed all schools, universities, churches, concerts and other public gathering places.
People were scrambling to buy food and go to their villages to wait out this time. As a result, food prices were increasing dramatically and buses were packed.
About Jajja's Kids:
Ronnie borrowed a car to pick up Dan, who had been in boarding school since this term started last month.
The secondary kids all got new books for each subject they will study at home.
It was obviously quiet in downtown Kampala as we talked, and Ronnie planned to stay out of town indefinitely after today.
John and Juma have been in contact with Susan and are assuring her they are encouraging the rest of the children to wash their hands frequently.
We will continue to be in contact with our team in Uganda and will share any relevant updates from Ronnie. As food prices continue to rise, the cost of feeding 20 children is going to increase as well. The longer the quarantine in Kampala continues, the more difficult it may become to purchase/afford supplies. We are grateful to our incredible donors who enable us to support our kiddo's during this complex time.
Stay safe, stay healthy! <3
Photo credit MJ Adelman