The world is facing an unprecedented challenge with communities and economies everywhere affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The world is coming together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic bringing governments, organizations from across industries and sectors and individuals together to help respond to this global outbreak. The outpouring of global solidarity and support sparked by this shared challenge has been phenomenal.
Covid-19 and Our Mission in Tanzania
Tanzania is still open despite the country is at Level 4 status, meaning transmission of the coronavirus is high or rising rapidly. The country has not imposed any lockdowns or social distancing measures.
Our Mission Schools are open and holding normal activities. It is up us to provide protection to our students and staff. Classrooms and playground equipment are regularly sanitized. Staff members continue to educate children on COVID-19 prevention. Hygiene kits and multiple hand-washing stations are available at schools. Since July last year, we have distributed 225134 hygiene kits to our students and their families. Help us to keep our students safe.
Daily access to safe and reliable water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities are vital to helping prevent and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. This is the time to double our efforts and bring water to those without. Donate to the water project today!
Reusable and Washable Pads for Girls
Menstruation is very costly, and it is a cost that has not been brought to light. We want to provide the girls at our School with reusable, washable feminine hygiene kits. The difference these kits make by enabling girls to attend school every day of the month instead of them being forced to stay home or resort to using unsafe, unreliable means to manage their periods is incalculable.
Safely managed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services are an essential part of preventing and protecting our students from COVID-19 pandemic and any other infectious diseases. We are investing in water and sanitation systems. Good WASH and waste management practices, that are consistently applied, serve as barriers to human-to-human transmission of the COVID-19 virus in homes, communities, health care facilities, schools, and other public spaces.
The Economic Impact on Our Students and Their Families
Beyond the human tragedy, devastating economics impacts are anticipated in all countries and for the most vulnerable and marginalized people in society. As such, for all interventions it will be especially important to help the students whose families are struggling economically during this difficult period. This means we are forced to forgo collecting school fees for those who could afford. While we cannot turn them away, the costs of inaction would be catastrophic. We desperately need funds to support the student sponsorship program.
Facts About Covid-19 in Tanzania
The country last gave case figures in April 2020. The last detailed figures, published on 29 April, reported 509 cases and 21 deaths.
For months Tanzania’s government has insisted the country was free from Covid-19 – so there are no plans for vaccination. The fear is that amid the denial, there are many more unacknowledged victims of this highly contagious virus. We cannot wait any longer. We must do all we can to protect our students and staff and save lives. Please stand ready to support them in the response against this deadly virus.
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