Mentors and children could not meet face-to-face, so we had to try to support them to the best of our ability either using zoom or speaking on the phone. It was very difficult and many of the children were also uncomfortable about this.
Also, some of the children’s families lost jobs, or could not go out because of their age or risk factors so we had to support them also.
We realized that communicating via the internet was more challenging than having personal consultations. Many times, inside our team, we exchanged tons of emails trying to solve problems better done in person.
However, we have developed patience, and new skills. We prayed more, and we thank God that we have not had to let any staff go, and that we are now going back to the office to continue our ministries face-to-face.