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We are Called to Lead Even During Times of Uncertainty

‘Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning’.

-Winston Churchill

Following the recent announcement by President Uhuru Kenyatta in response to COVID-19, all of our Nova Pioneer schools have been temporarily closed since Monday, 16 March. We acknowledge the additional pressure this school closure may have on many of our Nova Pioneer families.

Even though schools are closed, nothing stops Nova Pioneer–learning continues!

What does the school closure mean for Nova Pioneer families – students and parents?

Although the closures came into effect very quickly, Nova Pioneer’s School Leaders activated our remote learning structures and materials for all our students within 72 hours. For our High School students, virtual classes are already taking place and for Primary School families, we have been happy to see the impact of the learning guides.


Will there be access to Nova Pioneer schools during this time?

The school will remain closed until further notice with the reopening date communicated at a later stage.

We understand that this is an uncertain and worrying time. We are committed to doing everything necessary to limit the impact of COVID-19 on our students, teammates and the broader community thus, access to the school grounds will not be permitted until further notice. 

We continue to take guidance from the Government of Kenya and global health organisations. Nova Pioneer families will receive ongoing communication with critical details regarding the virus, our community and the school network’s response to ensure health and safety, continuous learning and community leadership.


How can we continue to lead in our community?

Throughout history, true leaders have demonstrated grit, resilience and the ability to adapt to challenging times. This holds true to our Always Growing and Solutions First culture principles. While we don’t know exactly how this crisis will play out over the coming weeks and months, we do know that each of us has a choice about how we respond to the changes required of us. As we pull together with the rest of the world towards stopping the COVID-19 pandemic, I wish to remind our Nova Pioneer community that everything is possible when we are creative and think critically of new solutions to the difficult challenges we are facing.


Still have more questions?

Should you have any more questions, during the school closure period, please contact us through the details listed under the ‘contact us’ section of the website.

Written by K. Danae Pauli, Managing Director – East Africa.

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