Safe Hands: Our response to COVID-19 pandemic
Washing our hands regularly with soap and water is a key health message in the battle against COVID-19. But lack of adequate and appropriate facilities means that for many in Zambia, this just isn’t possible.
Our Safe Hands initiative
We want to respond directly to the challenges caused by the pandemic. In June 2020 we launched our Safe Hands programme to build permanent hand wash facilities at 18 schools in Zambia.
Your generous support meant we raised £86,500. We have supported 26 schools, helping to benefit over 27,000 children in both rural and urban communities. 40 hand wash stations have been built by a team of our young construction graduates. These are playing a key role in helping these schools in the battle against COVID-19, and other infectious diseases.
We have also provided vital supplies including face masks, soaps and disinfectant, as well as delivering COVID-19 awareness sessions to ensure schools have accurate information to keep their children, teachers and communities safe.
More schools to support
The education of children and young people across Zambia continues to be disrupted by the pandemic.
With so many schools still needing support, we continue raising funds to expand our Safe Hands initiative to help a further 30 schools.
Will you join us in #BuildingBrighterFutures in Zambia?