Poor and rural communities surrounding our camps have been hard hit by the COVID pandemic, especially in trying to source and acquire critical personal protective equipment and resources to keep them safe from the virus. We also identified schools that had poor sanitation and ablution facilities. The lack of sanitation increased the risk of the learners and their families being exposed to and contracting COVID-19 at school.
Our COVID response project provides personal protective equipment and resources to help protect livelihoods and increase food security in the community by providing them with meals and livestock. In conjunction with this, we built ablution blocks in schools to address the sanitation needs and to increase the safety and protection measures at the school.
We donated face masks medical gowns, infra-red thermometers, washing powder, sodium hypochlorite, liquid soap, PVC gloves, gumboots, hand sanitizers to two local clinics in Zimbabwe. We built ablution blocks in the school to address the sanitation needs and to increase the safety and protection measures at the school.
Covid 19 has been a steep learning curve for us all, as we continue to navigate this new normal. It has however inspired creativity, collaboration, and innovation. Our long-standing relationship with the Thandani’s Women Sewing project who sewed face masks, as well as the community offering a helping hand in our relief efforts, allowed us to work together to help communities. The coming together of the Foundation and the community bears witness to the progress we are making in this region to inspire ownership and collective responsibility for the needs of others.
which is connected to 170 households in the community. We built ablution blocks in the school to address the sanitation needs and to increase the safety and protection measures at the school.
We are actively assessing the ongoing impact of COVID, travel restrictions, and the impact felt on the tourism sector due to the pandemic and exploring new ways in which we can continue to provide support to communities surrounding our camps in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana