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SCEF Joins the World in the Fight Against Coronavirus

“Without urgent action, this health crisis risk is becoming a child-rights crisis. Disruptions to society have a heavy impact on children: on their safety, their well-being, their future. Only by working together can we keep millions of girls and boys – including those who have been uprooted by conflict, children living with disabilities and girls at risk of violence – healthy, safe and learning.” – UNICEF

Children in street situations and their families are part of the most vulnerable groups in this coronavirus outbreak. According to the Ghana Health Service, Ghana has recorded one thousand forty two (1042) cases of coronavirus as at April 20, 2020. This makes Ghana the first country with the highest confirmed cases of coronavirus in West Africa. However, the government of Ghana is doing it best to fight the coronavirus. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his seventh address on coronavirus said, in Africa, Ghana is ranked as number one in administering of coronavirus test per million people because the country has conducted more than sixty thousand tests so far. President Akufo-Addo also lifted a three-week restriction of movements which was imposed in Accra, Kasoa, Kumasi and contagious districts due to the pandemic.

The government of Ghana, corporate Ghana, and faith based institutions as well as other non-governmental institutions have joined hands in the fight against coronavirus.

Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF), an organization that works with street-connected children and their families in Jamestown and its environs is also not left out. SCEF is working with other non-governmental organisations to support the most vulnerable in this pandemic.

In collaboration with Send a Smile e.V, SCEF is starting a project to complement government’s effort in James Town, Accra to fight coronavirus. The project dubbed “Wash Coronavirus Away from Jamestown’’  is a collective effort to ensure that street-connected persons receive the needed education and have easy access to the needed logistics to keep themselves safe in these difficult times. The ‘’ Wash Coronavirus Away from Jamestown’’ would be championing:

  • Collaborate with the Sub-metro and the polyclinics to provide the needed education on the prescribed preventive measures of COVID-19
  • Procure and station 100 veronica buckets with equivalent liquid soap and rinsing bowls at vantage points throughout the town for easy access
  • Procure and distribute about 2000 locally made facial masks, to be distributed throughout the community especially to street-connected persons
  • Give out hot meal and other prevention items like hand sanitizers, nose masks, etc. to families of children in street situations.

Adding to this project SCEF would also be reaching out to street connected Children and their families with hampers made up of cooking items such as oil, rice, gari, tin tomatoes and many more.

Join us make Jamestown a coronavirus free community.

Jamestown is an overcrowded area with about two hundred thousand people. 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.

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 at info@scef-international.org or reach us via WhatsApp +233202061234.

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