Installation of more hand washing units (Soap, washbasin, water tank)
A total of 03 hand-washing units were installed in 03 local targeted communities of Lahore, where domestic workers, janitorial staff, security guards, salesmen & women, and daily wagers reside. Before the installation of handwashing units, the local community members were engaged in order to decide the appropriate location in their local communities for the larger impact of hand washing units. The community leaders and members of the local areas played a vital role in monitoring the units through personal visits and ensuring the availability of material, including soap and water according to the need. The general public, including men, women, and children, benefited through these installed hand-washing units, as they reduced the chances of infection and acted as an essential protective measure against the coronavirus. The handwashing units also served the purpose to enhance awareness about the importance of washing hands to prevent the spread of disease.
Distribution of Ration (Food Items)
The ration (food packages) was provided to 30 vulnerable families of domestic workers, daily wagers, laborers, security guards, salesmen & women, and janitorial staff of 04 local targeted communities of Lahore who lost their livelihoods during the outbreak of coronavirus. The ration was consisting of flour, pulse, sugar, rice, black beans, salt, red chili, spices, tea, oil/ghee, and the baby’s powdered milk. The food package was met their nutritional needs and provided them with short-term assistance while they follow the SOPs of the lockdown. The aim of the distribution of food packages was to provide the families with adequate sustenance till they are able to restore their livelihoods. The distribution decreased the risk of undernutrition and food insecurity among the affected families; pregnant women, infants, and young children had access to food and adequate nutrition, which minimized health risks and optimized survival outcomes.
Distribution of Hygiene kits
FACES Pakistan distributed 25 hygiene kits to 25 families of domestic workers, daily wagers, laborers, security guards, salesmen & women, and janitorial staff of 03 targeted communities of Lahore. A total of 25 hygiene kits were distributed to 25 families of the targeted areas. The hygiene kits helped at-risk families in warding off local transmission of the novel coronavirus and preventing community infections. Each hygiene kit consisted of 10 handwashing soaps, 10 hand sanitizers, 50 face masks, and 20 gloves. The kits encouraged beneficiaries to practice better hygiene, including washing their hands regularly and using gloves and mask while visiting the local market, going to work, and visiting their relatives. The distributions of the hygiene kits were conducted through small gatherings (5-10 people) following social distancing rules and using personal protective equipment (PPE). A team of volunteers and community leaders facilitated the distributions, monitored adherence to SOPs, and informed beneficiaries of the method of distribution.
COVID Awareness and Protection Sessions
Meetings were held on the awareness of COVID precautions with the community members at different field areas.
The sessions were held to aware the community of COVID precautions. The number of beneficiaries was 325, whereas male members were 200 and the women were 125. The beneficiaries include youth adults, host, and refugee’s community.
Vaccination awareness sessions:
The sessions were held on the awareness of Vaccination for the community members. The objective of the sessions was to register the community members with COVID vaccination services. The total number of beneficiaries registered was 300 in different communities.
The community was not willing at the beginning to register themselves for the vaccination. But then the participants have registered and convinced.Attachments: