COVID-19  Niger Project #46507

COVID-19 Emergency AID for Rural&Nomadic Nigeriens

by Rain for the Sahel and Sahara
COVID-19 Emergency AID for Rural&Nomadic Nigeriens
Jan 22, 2021

Resilience in the Face of Challenges

Distributing masks so students can attend school
Distributing masks so students can attend school

Since our last update, Covid cases in Niger have almost quadrupled to 4,267. Fortunately, the rate of Covid deaths remains low. With this most recent spike in cases, the Nigerien government is, once again, enacting stricter regulations.

After a delayed opening in October (due to nationwide flooding), schools were temporarily closed again from late December through early January. When schools reopened in January, students without masks were turned away. While we hope this new policy will encourage more people to wear masks, it's just as likely to reduce the number of students attending school.

RAIN is stepping in to support primary and secondary school children's education as well as the government's efforts at reducing virus transmission.

We are continuing to enact community wide trainings to not only encourage mask wearing, hand washing, and other such practices but also - critically -  to ensure communities understand why they're being asked to modify their behaviors. For this initiative to work, it cannot be a top-down mandate from the government; there must be local buy-in. RAIN is also distributing an additional 1,800 masks to ensure that students cannot be refused entry to their schools because they don't have access to an appropriate mask. 

If you can, please give today -- or ask your friends or neighbors to join you in giving, so these children can remain safe as the covid pandemic continues. 

One mask costs less than 50 cents. For just a few dollars, euros, or pounds, you could help keep several students in school - safely.

Access to masks ensures studies can continue
Access to masks ensures studies can continue

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @rain4sahara
Project Leader:
Katherine Kolios
Portsmouth, New Hampshire United States
$230 raised of $7,746 goal
 
3 donations
$7,516 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.