Global Alliance for Street Work (GASW), a coalition of independent and non-partisan civil society organisations (CSOs), has donated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) supplies to some street children and vulnerable persons in Tamale, Ghana.
The CSOs that made up the coalition are the Centre for Development and Policy Advocacy (CDPA), Muslim Family Counselling Services (MFCS), Centre for Initiative against Human Trafficking (CIHT), Africa Development Organisation for Migration (ADOM), and Sung Foundation (SF).
The coalition presented Veronica buckets, face masks, soap, tissue paper, and hand sanitisers, amongst other things, to women and children at the Northern Regional Office of the Department of Social Welfare, Tamale Children’s Home and the Tamale Bus Stop on different occasions.
The donation formed part of the launch of the coalition’s Covid-19 Protective Measures and Training and Distribution of PPE to the Street Connected Children Project tagged ‘Stay Safe on Street’ with support from Streetinvest, a UK-based organisation.
The Regional Coordinator of GASW of the West African Regional Network, Tijani Mahmoud, stated that the intervention was to support and complement the government’s efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. He added that the project was to help educate and train vulnerable people in society, especially street children, on the need to protect themselves as they stand a higher risk of getting exposed to the disease.
Mahmoud told the beneficiaries to use the items for the intended purpose and observe all safety protocols recommended by the government to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
Source: News Ghana
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