CorAfrica sensitizes the public, distributes hand sanitizers and face masks.

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A non profit organization, Children of Rural Africa CorAfrica, sensitized members of the public on the ravaging pandemic virus codenamed Covid – 19 as well as distributed hand sanitizers, face masks and food items to over 150 persons today, 8th April, 2020.

The event was held at St. Thomas Aquina’s parish, Igoli-Ogoja local government area of Cross River State.

The Executive Director of CorAfrica, Comr. Elijah Ugani, noted that “as part of our efforts to support the fight against the pandemic, covid-19, CorAfrica has decided to undertake on this sensitization to create the needed awareness to peevent the virus.

“As for us in CorAfrica, this is awareness is not new to us it is part of our thematic areas, water, sanitation and hygiene WASH. We have decided to include children in this awareness because children are the most at risk as far as covid-19 is concern despite the fact that no child is reported to have been affected by the virus. If any of the parents is affected by the various, the child is directly affected.

Ugani noted that “as schools are closed, children no longer go to school and there is no alternative measure for online lessons or home lessons to keep the children busy within this period and used the opportunity to call on parents to ensure that they guide their children or wards to study while at home”

The ED used the opportunity to call on philanthropists, group of individuals and cooperate organizations to the challenge of the moment to partner with CorAfrica to ensure that the sensitization exercise is extended to other parts of the state.

On her part, the representative of the Ogoja Head of Local Government Administration, Mrs. Helen Olufu thanked CorAfrica to have taken the bull by the horn to undertake the sensitization and especially for procuring all the items displayed for distribution.

Olufu noted that “for all the sensitization I have witinessed here in Ogoja, this is the first to distribute the items I’m seeing here. I want to congratulate CorAfrica very sincerely and pledge that as a government, we will do whatever we can in our little way to support/partner with CorAfrica to continue this sensitization”

In a similar vein, the Director General of Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Janet Janet David Ekpenyong thanked CorAfrica for its magnanimous thought and contribution to sensitize the public on preventive measures against covid-19 in line with the cross river state government advocacy and distribution of face masks.

Ekpenyong was represented at the occasion by the Primary Health Care Coordinator in charge of Ogoja local government area, Mrs. Elizabeth Ochini, held that “for CorAfrica to have procured the items despites high cost of it must be commended we will do everything within our reach to support you to continue your good work, may God continue to replenish you. Please go home and ensure that all that you have been told here is put to good use as CorAfrica is a model for other organizations to copy”

On his part, Dr. Cyril Ogbonna took time to explain the cause, effects and prevention of the virus to the participants and taught them on the various methods of hand washing and some of the participants demonstrated hand washing after the sensitization.

Highlights of the event was distribution of hand sanitizers and food items to the participants.

One of the participants who spoke to THELUMINENEWS, master stephen Ajock thanked CorAfrica for the sensitization as he now know how to wash his hands properly and held that “may God continue to bless CorAfrica the organizers of the sensitization especially for asking me to read my books, for giving me hand sanitizers and food items, I’m happy”


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