Apply to Join

COVID19 - Handwashing with Soap Trainings

by Project Maji Foundation
COVID19 - Handwashing with Soap Trainings

Summary

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.

$15,000
total goal
$10,943
remaining
21
donors
1
monthly donor
6
months

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.projectmaji.org
COVID19 trainings: Clean hands save lives
Altering Community Behavior to Save Lives
Fighting COVID-19 through Handwashing Trainings
Women and an Effective COVID-19 Response

Organization Information

Project Maji Foundation

Location: Accra - Ghana
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @projectmaji
Project Leader:
Muneeza Aftab
Accra, Ghana
$4,057 raised of $15,000 goal
 
26 donations
$10,943 to go
Donate Now 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.