We did it! Our first crowdfunding campaign of #TheyCanSurvive project with our partners Burra Association succeeded! We didn’t reach our target of collecting 11K but decided to start the awareness campaign with the amount of funds we received from everyone around the world and it was a motivation to us and social responsibility. All since we submitted our first report, we prepared and signed a service contract for 39 social workers (females) for 3 working days and each one of them received 25$ per day which makes them earn a total of 75$. We previously mentioned that we will also be working with Imam’s of Mosques to reach the number of 50, but current situations made it extremely hard to include them in. The social workers' group have been trained for one day by 2 professional health trainers who received 50$. The training was on cholera treatment methods and made the social workers knowledgeable and able to spread awareness correctly. Those women were extremely excited to take part in spreading awareness of this dreadful disease that took the lives of so many people so far.
We needed to have supervision for these 39 social workers to facilitate the process of them reaching to as many households as possible and to make sure they fill in the progress report each working day. Therefore, we prepared and signed contracts for 4 field coordinators with 100$ fees per person. The process went smoothly, with the support and coordination of Burra Association who conducted the training in the Association. We didn’t want to only spread awareness through these social workers, we wanted to also try and make it a little better in terms of water sanitation, so we purchased 10,000 chlorine tablets for cleaning water and these tablets were distributed by social workers to every household targeted in this campaign. We tried to think of creative ways to spread awareness all throughout streets, schools and public places so we designed (By SMEPS internal designers team) catchy and simple designs that present ways of how to be prevented from this dreadful disease. We had A3 posters and a brochure with full details on how to be prevented and treatment methods too. We printed 2,000 posters and 1,500 Broachers and spread them around. After that, two days of awareness campaign were held in four districts in Bura’a. Our aim was to reach 5000 households with 11K, but we were able to collect half of the funds but proudly reached around 4423 households!
We posted all updates/news concerning #TheyCanSurvive project on SMEPS social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, you can always keep up with our latest news on @SMEPSYEMEN.
We would like to thank Global Giving for the opportunity, and we want to also thank the people of Burra, everyone who donated from around the world, anyone who encouraged us, or even interacted with us through our social media posts. Thank you! We believe #TheyCanSurvive, and we all helped a lot of people do!
Kids preforming the hygiene awareness