Residents of Chorkor, a suburb in Accra have benefited from the distribution of free nose masks and shields from some NGOs.
The NGOs, “Give Me Hope Foundation” and “Myhelp YourHelp Foundation”, reached out to the community and its environs in a project dubbed “Masks For The Needy Campaign” and this came off on Saturday, August, 8, 2020.
This benevolent act was aimed at complementing government’s efforts in fighting the deadly COVID-19 pandemic especially among the poor and less privileged.
And so the two foundations as part of their philanthropic activities collaborated to raise 5000 pieces of face masks and shields to be distributed freely to the people of Chorkor through the undying support of friends, families and partners.
Speaking after the donation, Founder & CEO of Myhelp-Yourhelp Foundation, Mr Nicholas Cofie said it was important to explore sustainable methods of reducing community spread of the virus through thorough adherence to WHO accepted protocols which includes wearing of face masks and shields.
On his part, the Founder and CEO of Give Me Hope Foundation, Wisdom Dordoe said the gesture was to complement government’s effort in the fight against coronavirus. He added that they took advantage to also educate the needy community members on the use of masks and how they can stay safe using the protocols by the Ghana Health Service.
The team also ceased the opportunity to educate the community on child abuse, domestic violence and teenage pregnancy as students are home due to Covid 19.
The smiles and excitement written on the faces of both children and adults after the programme was heart warming. These people yearn for more of this and expressed willingness to join in the fight against COVID-19.
Nana Oburu-Asankoma 11, of the community, who congratulated Give Me Hope Foundation and Myhelp Foundation for the kind gesture appealed to other NGOs, Corporate Bodies and Institutions to come to the aid of the less privileged in society and put some smiles on their faces.
The two (2) Foundations were also grateful to Zeepay for being the main sponsor and to all the donors, partners family, friends and organizers for supporting them to save lives and serve humanity.