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COVID-19: SCEF begins distribution of 2000 facial masks in James Town

The Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF) in partnership with Send A Smile e.V have shared facial masks for children in street situations and their families at their center in James Town, Accra.  With strict adherence to the social distancing directive, the foundation gave thirty out of two thousand facial masks which is to be shared in James Town, Accra as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  This activity is part of the foundation’s project on coronavirus prevention dubbed ‘’Wash Coronavirus Away from James Town’’.

A social service provider of SCEF Anthony Bosomtwe, educated the children and their families on the essence of wearing facial masks during this pandemic.

Children in street situations and their families were also educated on the essence of;

  • Regular hand washing with soap under running water.
  • Regular use of hand sanitizers
  • Practicing social distancing.
A street connected child practicing the hand washing techniques.

‘Children in street situations and their families had the opportunity ask question with regards to coronavirus. We also educated them on hand washing techniques and its importance during this difficult times. They were happy to practice the hand washing techniques at our center.’ Social service provider Anthony Bosomtwe said.

According to the Ghana Health Service one thousand one hundred and fifty-four (1154) cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Ghana as at today April 24, 2020 with Greater Accra Region having the highest number of confirmed cases.

Jamestown, Accra is an overcrowded area with about two hundred thousand people in the Greater-Accra region of Ghana.  The average person in Jamestown shares a sleeping space with about 5 or more people. They share hangout spaces, public toilets and bathhouses and other basic facilities with sanitation challenges as well. Join us make Jamestown a coronavirus free community.

You can join in our COVID-19 Response with as little as GHS1.00. Dial *713*5*41# or click this link. Send us an email or reach us via WhatsApp +233202061234.

We welcome any support to procure preventive logistics for the community and food packs for families! Share the campaign with your friends and families!