Corona Virus Update - Young Africa ensures safety measurements for students, staff and the local community
AMSTERDAM - The COVID-19 virus has spread rapidly over the last few days. Countries all over the world are affected by it and local governments are taking serious measurements to confine the spread of the virus as much as possible. At Young Africa we consider the health and safety of our students, staff and the wider community of utmost importance. We safeguard the health and safety of our whole organization. From our offices in Harare and Amsterdam to all our affiliates.
Young Africa works in five different countries and has nine fully fledged training centres. We abide by global and regional guidelines based on the advice of the World Health Organization. Our local colleagues follow the recommendations of Young Africa International and their national health authorities to define and take measures to best protect their students and the wider community.
As a precaution, centres in risk countries will be closed to prevent the spread of the virus. Following governmental guidelines our centre in Namibia is closed as of 16th March 2020. Students and employees are advised to take appropriate health and safety measures. We work closely with our affiliates to develop and secure contingency plans for their programs and facilities.
At our office in Amsterdam we act according to the guidelines of the RIVM. As a result of this our CEO, Dorien Beurskens, has suspended her two-week travel in The Netherlands and will fly back to Harare tonight. She will stay in home-quarantine upon arrival and will go to our office once cleared. Our staff in Amsterdam will work from home until further notice.