The country has just been placed under a lockdown due to the rising number of cases. Hence, children have been staying home to stay safe during this lockdown period.
While World Vision staff are also confined to their homes during this time, the team together with community volunteers and local authorities, have been supporting the children and community by:
- Raising awareness of proper hygiene and sanitation habits, wearing masks, social distancing and immunity-boosting food habits.
- Supporting the local government with vaccination efforts in the community.
- Distributing masks, soaps and toothpaste to 250 families.
- Distributing hand sanitisers and protective equipment to front-line staff.
- Distributing hygiene kits to 100 most vulnerable families.
- Distributing 700 umbrellas and mosquito nets to 1,500 families during the rainy season now.
- Distributing educational learning materials for the children.
- Engaging community facilitators and faith leaders to ensure mental health care and support.
- Conducting weekly child monitoring with the support of community facilitators and partners.
Due to the ongoing lockdown, the processing of letters and gifts will be significantly delayed as the team is unable to visit the children in the field, until the lockdown has been lifted.