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COVID19 Handwashing with soap training

by Project Maji Foundation
COVID19 Handwashing with soap training

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 COVID19 handwashing trainings and providing bars of soap to each household. Our trainings take place on 8, 12, 15 and 20 May and we aim to reach 10,000 people.

$15,000
total goal
$11,113
remaining
20
donors
1
monthly donor
4
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 in 12 selected communities in rural Ghana in May 2020. Trainings will take place on 8, 12, 15 and 20 May and we are actively seeking donations to meet our goal to train 2000 household heads, reaching 10,000 people. Keeping social distancing restrictions in mind, community members will be trained and a bar of soap per household will be distributed to encourage handwashing.

Long-Term Impact

The project will cover the complete cost of the solar-powered Maji kiosk, providing sustainable access to safe water to 1,000 people.

Resources

http:/​/​www.projectmaji.org
COVID19 trainings: Clean hands save lives
Altering Community Behavior to Save Lives

Organization Information

Project Maji Foundation

Location: Accra - Ghana
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @projectmaji
Project Leader:
Muneeza Aftab
Accra, Ghana
$3,887 raised of $15,000 goal
 
23 donations
$11,113 to go
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