AfC distributes over 2,000 facemasks in Phase 2 of campaign on COVID-19

Act for Change (AfC) has through the wonderful gestures of Oiltanking and the European Union in Ghana Office distributed over 2,000 FDA approved reusable face-masks to vulnerable people in James Town, Agbogbloshie (Old Fadama) and the Buduburam Refugee Camp.

Oiltanking is a European Oil Company who gave out the facemasks to AfC and other NGOPs as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.

The European Union Ghana identified AfC as one of the NGOs to receive and distribute the face-masks to the vulnerable in the communities.

From community to community, the team of volunteers through interactive sessions encouraged the beneficiaries not top let their guard down as the coronavirus will still with us.

The team encouraged community members to observe all COVID19 protocols, especially in these times.

To the NGO, the donation from the two institutions is a timely intervention since it will assist persons without the means to purchase facemasks to receive one.

Programmes Manager of AfC Samuel Lamptey speaking to Rainbowradioonline.com that the NGO was delighted to be one of the selected NGOs to have received the over 2,000 FDA approved reusable facemasks from Oiltanking and the EU’s office to distribute to vulnerable people in communities.

He said the NGO would continue to raise awareness, educate communities to ensure the spread of the virus is, contained.

He was optimistic the virus will further reduce when the public adhere strictly to the safety protocols in place.

He said an NGO that focuses on raising awareness and public education, they felt glad to be part of such an initiative.

He expressed the readiness of AfC in joining forces with other corporate bodies and institutions to reach more communities in this regard.

In August this year, the NGO embarked on a community education on coronavirus and the distribution of face masks to some 500 persons.

The activity formed part of their efforts to educate residents, traders and others on the need to adhere strictly to the safety protocols put in place to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

The team of volunteers went from house to house, selected markets and communities in Ga-Mashie to distribute the face masks and educate the beneficiaries.

By: Rainbowradioonline.com

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