This month we want to acknowledge the heartbreaking situation on the ground in Uganda and other Sub-Saharan African countries affected by this third wave of COVID-19. Our team, collaborators, participants and fellows have all been affected by the pandemic. Uganda has reverted to lockdowns, travel restrictions, and curfews, and sadly, despite these efforts, we have lost several friends and colleagues.
We do think our work directly contributes to assisting families through these difficult times by providing participants with critical resources and skills. As such, we received special permission from the Ugandan government to continue on with our important work, despite pandemic related restrictions. We would also like to thank the Brown School for their generous donation of 2,000 face masks to ensure additional safety for our staff and participants.
To our colleagues in Sub-Saharan Africa, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.
The ICHAD and SMART Africa Teams
You can find our June 2021 Newsletter here.