June 1 Update from Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika
Executive Director, Philipine Kidulah writes: "We have only done 2 education sessions about CoronaVirus, one was to our girls in Mid march before we released them to go home. The second one was in April to Street children when we donated masks and food to them.
We have not yet given that sensitization to the Self Help Groups that we serve because we wanted to complete making masks first and then do the sensitization as we go to distribute the masks to them. Last week we donated some masks and water tanks to the families displaced by the landslides last year. That activity was so rushed because of the rains that we ended up cancelling the talk about the virus, so we will be reaching out to them again once we embark on the SHGs trainings after next week.
Please keep our community in your thoughts and prayer because women and children are facing an especially tough situation, this social distancing rule has led to such a serious escalation in the rates of rape and physical violence on girls and women in general. Tomorrow I will be attending a meeting with other stakeholders to look into ways that we can work together to raise the alert on this situation and report cases to the police. I see us incorporating this into our sensitization campaign on coronavirus. Thank you and God Bless, Philipine C Kidulah