We have secured nearly £50,000 from the Small Charities Challenge Fund, to provide hand-washing equipment and improve sanitation in 20 schools across the Kumi district, plus educate children and the community on how to prevent the spread of deadly viruses such as Coronavirus and Rotavirus.
This funding will be used to install hand-washing stations outside the toilets, improve school latrines, provide classrooms with portable water butts for hand-washing, and educate the children and their teachers on best hygiene practice and why it’s important.
During the COVID Pandemic, part of the funding will also be used to support the 16 health facilities in the district of Kumi, with soap, hand-washing equipment and official PPE.
“We have a real problem because we have 13 staff and see 300 patients a day; mothers, babies, people with all kind of sicknesses; and without soap we are not looking after them properly. We need basic supplies to help us stop the spread of infection.” Beatrice Akiteng, Nyero Health Centre, Uganda.
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Minister Baroness Liz Sugg said:
“The UK is working with organisations like Teams4U to stop the spread of the global coronavirus outbreak, find a vaccine and save lives.
“We know handwashing and access to soap are vital to prevent the spread of infection. With support from UK aid, this project will help safeguard lives in these hard to reach communities.”
Everyone is very happy with the tanks. All of the washing equipment will help between 800 and 1,200 children in each school. This will help them to be much healthier in the future.Ben Omoding – Teams4U Representative