Last week Dr Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi, gave a special address announcing a national state of disaster in Malawi due to surging cases of the coronavirus. In this address he announced a number of additional measures and restrictions that would be enacted to help prevent the spread of the virus. This included an order that all schools be closed across the country for three weeks, marking the second mass closure and break in education for learners since the pandemic began.
Link is reacting to the changing situation and our first priority remains the wellbeing and education of the children and communities we support. All 4,000 girls and 800 boys who are enrolled in our programmes will continue to be cared for during this difficult time. We are adapting our work to protect their wellbeing and keep them engaged in learning at home while preventing the spread of COVID-19.
We will continue to monitor the situation and do all we can to support the national response whilst keeping communities safe. I thank all of our supporters for their continued assistance.