The emergency of the Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has placed a significant strain on health care systems, essential public services and communities globally. This pandemic has also affected lots of vulnerable people in the society who now find it difficult to cope in this challenging time.
It is in this critical period, that SI4DEV decided to mobilize and support both local partners and Volunteers to reach out to the most vulnerable people in their communities, by carrying out COVID-19 intervention projects aimed at reducing the sufferings these people are facing currently.
As part of this project, the SI4DEV Uyo Location group, Akwaibom State was involved in sensitizing people on how to prevent COVID-19 infection, and door to door distribution of basic food items which included rice, beans, Garri, vegetable oil and tomatoes.
We reached out to a community at Mechanic Village by Abak Road, Uyo, Akwaibom State. The beneficiaries who were short of words thanked the Management of SI4DEV for bring hope to them and making the feel loved.
The team lead Mrs. Princess Umoh and Co-lead Okoye Chisom while speaking to the community noted that SI4DEV decided to complement the efforts of the state government by sharing the food items to those who can’t afford them during this critical period and urged them to remain safe and follow all the precautionary measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 which include, regular hand washing with school or alcohol based hand sanitizer and avoiding large gatherings as much as possible.
Partners and Volunteers that were present are;
Princess Victoria Umoh – Team Lead
Okoye Chisom Macmanus – Co-lead
Uduak T. Friday – Volunteer
Ukeme Ubong Archibong – Volunteer
Chiege Benita C. – Volunteer
Ememobong Okon – Volunteer
ADETIFA Oloruntobi Omoyemi – Volunteer
Aniekeme – Volunteer
Nwamuo IFEANYI Samuel – Volunteer
Thank you SI4DEV for this Initiative!