COVID-19 PREVENTION AND TRAINING.

Short description

The project aims to train 15,000 people in Nyandarua and Laikipia Counties in Kenya on Coronavirus (COVID-19) hygiene.

Description

Problem.

From last year Coronavirus disease has brought a severe problem in Kenya as the rest of the world. All schools were closed and children were at home for some months. The economic operations have been affected severely which resulted to a lot of suffering to many people. Several people have died and more than 111,000 others are struggling with Coronavirus and Kenya is leading in East Africa. After a person dies due to Coronavirus his/her family is discriminated and stigmatized. People do not like to relate with the family in any way. This is a big problem never experienced before because it has affected education, jobs and the daily life of the people in the country. Traveling is also a big problem due to COVID-19.

The majority of the people have lost their jobs and have no means of subsistence and are completely destitute with no food, income and are completely traumatized due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Some of the poor families have no means of subsistence due to the disease and they live in abject poverty.
The current Kenya’s Coronavirus crisis is having a severe impact on poor people especially those living in the slums. Normally people should eat two or three times a day, but a significant percentage of people in the slum area eat only once. And, now, many families are denying themselves even that one meal to ensure that their children are fed. These people are already suffering the effects of Coronavirus and several individuals have severe malnutrition since the disease started, which inevitably will be their children’s fate as well. The impact of this crisis has affected households in very severe way.
Therefore, many families suffer from Coronavirus disaster and they depend on relief commodities like maize, maize flour, beans, milk powder, cooking oil and wheat flour from people of good will. Problems of chronic food deprivation and nutritional deficiency are also closely related to the disease rather than failures caused by climatic hazards because casual work is rarely available.
Many people in the project area do not have proper information about personal hygiene related to Coronavirus. Some do not wear masks because they can’t afford due to poverty. Others do not maintain physical distance to other people. A number of people do not wash their hands with recommended disinfectant according to World Health Organization and do not wear disposable gloves. Hence, they need to be given the materials and get proper information about Coronavirus not to spread it to others.
Many people are stressed about money even in rural areas because of COVID-19. It makes a number of people feel exhausted, angry, and distracted. Children or teenagers asking for things which are not available in families which cause arguments and a lot of misunderstanding. Due to financial stress we have so many domestic violent cases as a result of the disease. We love our families, but the stresses of COVID-19, money and lockdown and curfew make people angry.
All the schools were closed for some months and children are at home. COVID-19 has taken away our daily work, home and school routines. This is hard for children, teenagers and for everyone. Adolescents are missing school, friends and their social life. It is important to provide them with extra support as well as the space to express themselves independently. The COVID-19 crisis isn’t forever – we just have to get through it now…one day at a time.

Objectives.

a) To campaign, educate communities on the dangers of Coronavirus and to involve parents, teachers, health workers, religious leaders, chiefs and others concerned.
b) To provide educational materials and literature on the harmful effects of Coronavirus.
c) To provide masks, gloves, sanitizers and soaps.
d) To reduce stigma and discrimination.
e) To provide training of trainers.
f) Share experiences with other stake holders.
g) Reduce infection of disease by observing personal and domestic hygiene.
h) To advocate for change that some communities to avoid traditions since Coronavirus is a health issue as well as human rights and child rights issue.
i) To increase the people’s access to information about COVID-19 services.

Participants will be involved at all stages of project planning and implementation, evaluation, monitoring and appraisal. The participation will enable the beneficiaries to carry on the project even after the programme is over. The whole project will take a period of one year.

Target country

Kenya

Project type

  • Community
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Human rights
  • Information
  • Prevention
  • Wellbeing

Support needed

  • Raising capital

What we need help with

The Coronavirus has to be reduced to avoid complications and deaths. Therefore, the organization would like to be assisted with US $ 20,000 for the activities on Coronavirus disease prevention.

Best way to get in touch

The best way to contact us is through the E-mail.

Project status

  • Launched