Coronavirus: our statement

At Ripple Effect, we are taking the threat and spread of coronavirus very seriously as this has affected all of us, our colleagues and loved ones. Our main concern now is how to best protect our programme participants, staff, partners and you, our supporters.

With cases being reported in Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia, we are working to support our communities through:

  • Increased training and information in hygiene and sanitation (which has always been an integral part of our work)
  • Restricting group meetings and reassessing the ways we carry out our training
  • Using technology where possible to communicate across teams
  • Ceasing all international travel and limiting nonvital regional travel

In the UK in light of the latest Government advice we will also be making changes to the way we work, by reducing the number of staff in the office to a minimum. This does mean that we might be slightly more difficult to contact over the coming weeks and might take longer to respond to your requests for information or to thank you for your generous donations. Please bear with us as we do everything we can to keep working as usual, while keeping the risk to you and our staff to a minimum. As an organisation we are well set up to carry on our fundraising and operational work and remain confident that we can continue to work hard and support the most vulnerable communities in Africa. Thank you.

If you have any questions or concerns, we are still contactable and would love to chat. So do please get in contact with us through info@rippleeffect.org or 01225 874222.

Paul Stuart, CEO