PROVISION OF FOOD MATERIALS FOR THE VULNERABLE AND HANDWASH STATIONS WITH SANITIZER, GLOVES, NOSEMASK, SANITIZERS AND SENSITISATION THROUGH PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF FLYERS
DATE: 18th April 2020
VENUE: Chief Chinda s palace and Chief Kingsley Okene Palace in Oroigwe and Rumuewara Communities in Obio Akpor LGA Elekahia, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
- To create awareness on the novel Covid -19 pandwmic through printing and distribution of FLYERS
- To promote good hygiene of regular hand wash by providing a handwash station with handwash soap,sanitizers, 100 liters buckets,nosemask and disposable handgloves as means of preventing contracting and spread of virus
- To purchase and distribute food items to homes of the vulnerable especially the widows,aged and unemployed who will be impacted economic hardship resulting from the spread of Covid -19 virus.
- To promote the stay at home order to minimise spread of virus by distributing food items to somecontribute items
1- 2 bottles of 600ml hand wash @ #1000 each=2000
2- 2 piece of 100 liters buckets as handwash stations with tap(big ) @ #6000=12,000
3- 2 bottles of 600 ml SANITIZERS@ #6500=13000
4- Disposable hand gloves 1pack @ #8100
5- 1 pack of Disposable nose masks #18000
6- 16 cartons of noodle @2900 =46,400
7- Printing of FLYERS 150 pieces @#4900
- Logistics @#11000
SI4DEV Partners/Volunteers present
Each partner was given opportunity to address the traditional chief and highlights of discussion centred on the following:
- Covid -19 is a novel virus with no known cure.
2.Mode of transmission was through touch of infected persons or objects
3.Prevention of infection is key to surviving it
4.General hygiene especially regular washing of hands with soap,use is key to fighting virus
- Staying at home for this period
6.Isolate self if you have contact with the infected
7.Call ncdc if you experience difficulty in breathing,dry persistent dry cough and high fever.
8.Keep passing this information to others not the virus
Practical demonstration of handwash was done and the chiefs were told to ask their subjects to practice this as often as possible.
Over 30 widows and unemployed households were identified with their contacts.We contacted a good number and went from each house to another to deliver the food package within the stated communities.
The food item did not go round all the people proposed.We intend to continue the exercise once we received additional funding
Number of people targeted :over 700
Number of people given food item:16 households
Number of community head provided with handwash stations:2 communities
Food items did not go round due to limited resources available .Other chiefs in other communities summoned us thinking it was a government provision as we could not extend to all communities
We came face to face with the vulnerable and wished we could do more
Some villages heads were asking for food materials too
1. Some of the people given food items preferred cash gift
2. Some recipient lived in remote places making access challenging
3. Lots of the recipient never in their lives received free gift from government/NGO so their excitement was very apparent
4. We will only contact individuals we made provision for in our budget and warn recipients not to spread the information to avoid mobbing.