Working in a pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic affects also the work of St. Martin CSA. With the lockdown and social distancing, many of our usual activities had to be halted or re-organised. And at the same time, new needs appear in the communities that need to be addressed. Simon Maina, coordinator of the Community Programme for Children in Need, explains how his team is dealing with the situation.
Easter is a time to give. It’s a time when we receive many visitors in our rescue and rehabilitation centres. Unfortunately this year you will not be able to visit your beloved boys and girls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, you can still support them through prayers, sending them a message of goodwill or even making a financial contribution through MPESA. The paybill number is 921023.
Protecting our beneficiaries
The beneficiaries of St. Martin CSA belong for the most part to the high-risk group regarding the new coronavirus. Therefore and in accordance with the measures taken by the Kenyan government, we have taken a series of steps to ensure the safety of our beneficiaries and our staff with the aim of still being able to serve the community.
The St. Martin Approach
In the context of the development of the new St. Martin CSA Strategic Plan in 2019, an Independent Consultant evaluated the St. Martin Approach. It received a good rating on its impact on the lives of the programmes' beneficiaries and adaptability for upcoming areas of work.
Handling Addiction in Prisons
In a 5-day training, 35 prisons officers were introduced on how to handle addiction. The event was organised by the Community Programme for Addiction and Mental Health CPAMH.