In the wake of Corona outbreak, washing hands is the single most effective measure to avoid infection. But what happens if you don't even have water for this simple task? Millions in rural Africa lack access to water in their communities and are left vulnerable. Support Project Maji to provide practical COVID-19 handwashing trainings and providing bars of soap to each household. Our trainings take place on a rolling basis across Maji communities in rural Ghana.
Adequate hand hygiene requires a set of essentials: clean water, soap and hygiene awareness. While access to clean water and soap is a must, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 outbreak, knowledge truly is power. There is an urgent need to emphasize the life-saving practice of hand washing to wash off infectious germs and curb the human to human transmission of the virus.
We provide 30-minute handwashing trainings across Maji communities in rural Ghana. Trainings take place on a rolling basis and we are actively seeking donations to help shield vulnerable communities from the spread of COVID-19. Keeping social distancing restrictions in mind, household heads are trained in groups of 10, and are expected to to transfer their knowledge to their respective households. In addition, we distribute one bar of soap per household to encourage proper handwashing.
The project will cover the complete cost of handwashing trainings and soap distribution across remote vulnerable communities with an average population of 1,000 people.