Springs Aid Foundation, a nongovernmental organization in the Federal Capital Territory, recently undertook a sensitization and awareness campaign on the impact of Covid-19 on livelihood in Bwari area council of the FCT.
According to the president of the foundation, Comrade Kenneth Chima, who provided insight as to why such sensitization and awareness campaign is necessary, “There is a need to educate the people that Covid-19 is true; there is need to demystify the myth associated with Covid-19 in Nigeria as a whole. Failure to revamp and amplify the campaign will make prevention impossible”.
Also, Isaiah Nuhu, a senior Programme officer with the foundation recently said, “The reality is that more people are dying and the numbers of infections are on the rise. To avoid a national emergency there is need for the grassroot to hear firsthand that Covid-19 is real and it is killing people; there is also the need to provide the people the tools necessary to prevent the disease”.
He went further to iterate why the foundation’s strategy is different “As a foundation, our strategy is unique in the sense that we believe for effective mitigation and prevention of the virus the people must be given free face masks, free hand sanitizers and free educational materials to serve as guide and reference. This is what we do; we visit communities, churches etcetera to speak directly most especially to women who we believe are the custodian of family. We distribute free hand sanitizers, free face masks and guideline pamphlets to women in every community we visit. This we believe is the most effective means of fighting the challenge of COVID-19 in our localities where a good number of people do not believe COVID-19 is real” he stated.
According to the president “As a foundation we are constrained by resources to be able to cover more communities but we hope to continue to give our widow’s mite as our own contribution to the fight against the scourge of Covid-19.