Due to Covid-19 the education centers were closed, as schools were in most countries. For these children it meant that they were no longer receiving the government funded meal that was being served during class time. The Association of Café y Quinoa requested that they be allowed to modify the original Early Education Center expense budget and workplan. The original curriculum, in addition to age appropriate education, included lessons on basic hygiene and nutrition. The approved revision was to provide each child with a packet of personal hygiene supplies such as a toothbrush, wash cloth, soap, etc., as well as the addition of some food staples to be shared with their family. This request was approved by Kerry and by the Café Femenino Foundation Board of Directors. Here are some photos of the children and family members receiving the hygiene and food staples. In some communities, for health and safety reasons, the children are not allowed to receive the supplies from the visitors from outside their community.
The message from the communities “The children are very happy to receive the materials and hygiene supplies, the parents greatly appreciate the support from the Café Femenino Foundation and send their thank you for everything”.