Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Our Response
Our Response to COVID-19
At the onset of COVID-19 we were sure that it would have a big impact on our work and our clients, but we never expected the pandemic to continue for such an extended period. We were sure that by mid-2020 the situation would be under control and that all would have returned to ‘normal’. This has obviously not been the case. While it is very encouraging to hear that substantial advances have been made in the development of a vaccine and that there is light at the end of the tunnel, COVID-19 is still with us and continues to have an impact on our lives and those of our partners.
We hope that you, your family, and friends have managed to navigate this pandemic safely so far and without serious incident. We also hope that we will be able to welcome you back to the African continent soon.
The safety, health, and well-being of our partners and program participants remains our top priority, now especially so as we anticipate arrivals in 2021. Our team has worked tirelessly to ensure that EDU Africa is compliant with global COVID-19 industry protocols, and we are pleased to have received the World Travel & Tourism Council’s stamp of approval. We have developed a robust set of internal COVID-19 protocols that are aligned with local government authorities, the WHO, and the NICD. These have been developed and put in place to ensure the well-being of our staff, partners, and program participants while in our care. For more information on the specific actions we have taken to mitigate against the risk of COVID-19 as well as the protocols we have developed and have in place, please feel free to contact us.
While our team has been waiting for the resumption of in-country educational programming, we have been using our time to ensure we are ready and equipped to continue to deliver safe and transformative learning journeys in Africa once our clients are ready to travel again. We have also used this time to make significant strides forward in our ability to deliver outstanding programs virtually. Our dedicated team is ready and available to assist with current program adjustments and new program development, both in-country and virtual exchange. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you require any assistance.
Be safe and we hope to see you soon!