Dear Friends of Studio Samuel,
As we navigate this temporary new normal during the Covid-19 outbreak, it's important to remember how strong we can be as individuals to make our community stronger. We must be in this together.
At the time of writing this, Ethiopia confirmed its fifth Covid-19 case and like so many countries around the globe have closed schools and banned large gatherings.
We know from experience that girls will be hardest hit. They are least likely to return to school and most vulnerable to drop out as they face an increased risk of child marriage, child labor, adolescent pregnancy and more. This is especially true during a crisis when caregivers are facing a significant loss of income like we're beginning to see unfold.
At Studio Samuel we are working hard to ensure each beneficiary has the support needed during school closure to guarantee:
Our leadership team moved swiftly to accommodate remote working for our staff and a plan of action for regular communication with each beneficiary in our program. Our community has never been stronger.
We will keep you updated on important developments.
Thank you all for your support in these difficult times. Treat yourself and loved ones well and stay healthy.
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