This project is to support children to have their hands properly washed while they are staying home. Currently, schools all across Cambodia are closed Parents are desperate to secure daily food support for their families. Because of SARS-CoV-2, there are many families losing their jobs, and therefore access to income. Our target is to provide 100 families with one handwashing device and a package of food supplies.
The children are currently unable to attend school and we do not know when they can return back. School means education but also supervision and daily routines. One, at times both parents lost their jobs during the COVID 19 pandemic.
The handwashing devices can help children at home circumventing infection by the virus. They will receive "hardware" (the device") and "software" (training from us how to deploy the device) to avoid the virus. Additionally, the planned package of food supply will help them to overcome hardship.
We intend to strengthen hygienic practices for the future. We know that many viruses transmit via hands when touching things and that have not been cleaned properly. The good practices with washing hands will stay long, ideally forever, with the kids and their families, long after this species of viral threat is hopefully gone.