Government at all levels have been tasked to prioritize children in the campaign against COVID-19 pandemic and disbursement of palliative items in the country.
The call was made by the Director, Save African Children on Social Vices Initiative, Reverend Jeffrey Ramsey at Emene, Enugu, while speaking on the best ways to educate children and get them prepared to protect themselves against covid19 pandemic.
Government at all levels have been tasked to prioritize children in the campaign against Covid19 pandemic and disbursement of palliative items in the country.
The Director, Save African Children on Social vices initiative, Reverend Jeffery Ramsey made the call while speaking on the best ways to educate children and get them prepared to protect themselves against covid19 pandemic.
Reverend Jeff added that one of the best ways to keep children abreast with reality on ground is to get the covid19 awareness messages and survival tips down to them.
He said “providing palliative, if it is not family centered, will not be done right. For instance, how many families in the grass root will you really see talking about receipt of the palliative? Save African Children on Social Vices Initiative recommend three things; firstly is the widows. Secondly is the youths split into two; unemployed and employed youths and the third category which is the family in need”
He added “there are business that shut down, the families are not doing anything. If the government consider the widows, youths and families in needs in their distribution of palliative items, it will really get to the grass root and make desired impact”.
He revealed that Save African Children on Social Vices Initiative as a none governmental organization has a campaign on provide palliatives to identified seven thousand families in need within Enugu state.
Emmanuelle said she was motivated with the need to get other children involved in the fight against Covid19 pandemic through application skills in making face marks and awareness.
However, the Children who benefited from the training on how to make face marks at Ogulu Emene community, Christian Eloike and Kenechukwu Eze expressed satisfaction with the training and promised to make more face marks for their families.
Pastor Gloria Ramsey, CEO of Glojef Events & Craft and Director of Save African children on social vices initiative taught the kids the measures for preventing covid-19, which include, How to wash their hands with soap and water, the use of sanitizer, the need for observing social distancing and the use of face mask when in crowded places. She stressed that face mask is important at this stage to prevent covid-19 and the face mask should be washed after used daily for proper hygiene.
In addition, the Chairman, Emene neighborhood watch, and a member of Traditional Ruler’s Cabinets, Chief Peter Eze commended those behind the initiative to bring the kids onboard in the fight against the covid19.
Chief Peter Eze said, the kids are now happy of getting a free skill and called on the NGO to intensify effort in capturing other children across the state.
It is important to note, that getting children on board in the fight against covid19 pandemic will go a long way reducing their exposure to risk and improved hygiene at the family levels.