Maintaining a healthy outlook in times of a pandemic requires urgent interventions from the society and the individual at large. Kibera has for a while now been recorded a high number of COVID 19 cases, this however has not deterred the community from keeping safe from the disease. Polycom Development in turn has partnered with VV100 to ensure that that staff members and the mentors within the Organization are equipped mentally and stay healthy physically as the society and the world grapples with the pandemic. The Program has been structured in such a way that the aerobics session is every Monday and Thursday from 9am – 11pm. Thereafter, this is followed by mental health training by a lead counselor Linet Odidi. Among the topics covered in her sessions is handling stress, overcoming fear improving our well being among others.
This program has enabled the girls engage actively with the Organization despite the fact that the office has not been running smoothly. The office has always acted as a safe space for the girls in the slum and we endeavor to continue providing the space under strict COVID 19 guidelines.
The entire staff members and mentors are much grateful to Vital Voices through their VV100 wellness grant. WomanKind Worldwide and Daria Foundation for this great support during this trying period.