The ChildFund Uganda and its local implementing partner, Kampala Area Federation Communities (KAFOC) has flagged off items to support the prevention of Covid-19 in high risk areas.
A total of 114 Universal Primary schools and 36 Markets around Kampala and Wakiso districts will benefit from the consignment.
The items worth shs120 Million consists of 150 temperature guns, 450 jerricans of liquid shop, 150 sets of hand wash facilities with capacity of 60 litres each and an assortment of information education and communication materials, purchased from with funding from Standard Chartered Bank.
Prossie Maraka the program Manager of KAFOC said; “Each of the identified schools and markets will receive a temperature guns, three jerricans o liquid soap, a set of hand wash facility and an assortment of IEC material with messages on covid-19 prevention.”
Dr. Charles Lwanga the ChildFund Uganda programs director said that schools and markets were earmarked because of their tendency to have larger crowds and not enough protection measures to ensure everyone accessing places does not potentially contract Covid-19.
“Our hope is that Ugandans keep being vigilant and mindful of applying the covid-19 prevention measures as they interact with different people in markets and our children in school continue to be safe. We need to wash hands with soap frequently, always avoid crowded places as much as possible and wear masks in public places,” he said.
He noted that the information communication and education materials that have been made will serve as a reminder that today’s circumstances are not a matter of business as usual.