I hope that you and your loved ones are safe, and are coping well in these challenging times.
At Self Help Africa, we are sincerely grateful for your support for our work.
Right now, we are doing all that we can to prepare for the impact of Coronavirus on communities across Africa.
Although the numbers of reported cases of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa remain low, we are acutely aware that the world’s poorest people, with limited health services and few resources, could be devastated if the virus spreads. We continue to monitor the situation closely and are receiving regular updates from our colleagues in Africa.
Here at home, Self Help Africa has temporarily closed our shops, has postponed various fundraising events, and has postponed our school workshops as we develop on-line options to support teachers and their students.
Our offices in Ireland and the UK are closed, with staff working from home, while our staff in Africa are adapting their ways of working with rural communities, to continue supporting food production but also to assist in spreading vital health messaging at this critical time.
We remain committed to our mission to support some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities on the planet.
Now, more than ever, your support is vital, as we all come together to combat this urgent global crisis.
Ray Jordan, CEO
Main image courtesy Al Jazeera