Coronavirus: WVG strengthens education in rural communities

The Sekyere East Cluster Office of the World Vision Ghana (WVG) has embarked on an intensive outreach programme to educate people in rural communities on the novel Coronavirus.

The aim is to strengthen their understanding of the dangers of the disease and how they could adhere to the various preventive and containment protocols to stay safe.

Mrs. Georgina Harriet Nyamekeh, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer of the Cluster, speaking at one of such outreach programmes at Bomso, said it would augment efforts by the Government to contain the further spread of the virus.

She said reaching out to people in rural, remote and poverty-prone areas where access to information on the disease and how to prevent its contraction and spread was very challenging.

However, that was what the WVG was seeking to achieve.

Mrs. Nyamekeh said the programme was being done in collaboration with the District Directorates of the Information Services, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Community Development Department.

Mr. Emmanuel Arthur, the District Community Development Officer, urged the community members to constantly wash their hands with soap under running water and observe all the preventive protocols, including social distancing, consistent wearing of face masks, avoiding shaking of hands, and others.

He commended WVG for the support and said, “Our partnership with the WVG is very fruitful since reaching out to persons in the very remote zones would have been very difficult and even impossible due to lack of logistics”.

Madam Adjoa Fremah, a Community Member of Bomso, commended WVG and partners for the education especially, with the free distribution of Information, Education and Communication materials, such as posters and flyers for the awareness creation.

She urged community members to put into practice the education and information they had received on the virus.

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