Increasing mobility for community volunteers to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic
“Child protection issues require quick response and thanks to this bicycle, I will be able to reach and support more families and children. My work of protecting children is going to get easier,” John, one of our community volunteers, told us.
John is one of the 15 community volunteers that has been provided a bicycle and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as part of The Rocket Foundation and Child’s i partnership in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The community volunteers will sensitise their communities about the virus, to raise awareness and to help prevent stigma. The additional items will provide mobility and safety as they continue to monitor children and families in partnership with our social work team during this pandemic and country-wide lockdown.
In addition to the bicycles, the volunteers also received phones, gloves, hand sanitisers as well as airtime and data to help them reach and support more families.
“I have been walking around my community, training and sensitising children to wash their hands and stay at home,” Salma, one of our community volunteers, told us of how she has been supporting children during the lockdown. “With the bicycle, I will be able to visit more families and ensure that they have everything they need during this lockdown.”
The volunteers will also teach and share guidance and awareness about how communities can stay safe and avoid catching Coronavirus.
Thank you, Rocket Foundation, for making this possible!