We need food and tissue papers – Tamale children home cry
Principal Child Care officer at the Nyohini children home, Elizabeth Aba Annan is appealing to the general public to assist the home with tissue papers and feeding of the children.
Madam Elizabeth said the home useage of tissues has increased since the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus because of the constant washing of hands by the children.
The principal Child care officer is also appealing to philanthropist to assist the home with food items to ugment the little they have.
She made the appealed when the West Africa Global Alliance for Street Work presented some Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). The PPE included Veronica buckets, liquid soap and nose mask and tissue papers l.
Madam Elizabeth whilst thanking the Alliance pleaded with general public to bear with them over their refusal of visitors interacting with the children in this trying times
She explained that the home has restricted visitors from interacting with the children because of COVID-19.
The home, she said added still needs individuals and organizations support to help in constructing the fence wall around children.
The wall, when constructed will provide adequate security for the children, Madam Elizabeth noted.
Executive Director of Center for Initiative Against Human Trafficking, Abdulai Danaah said his outfit was aware of the home’s challenges, especially feeding and will put it before its partners for consideration.
Some of the wavers, tailors, dress makers, street children who recieved the PPE within the Tamale metropolis were sensitized about COVID-19 safety protocols.
Mr Danaah advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the PPEs and constantly wash their hands with soap.
Street people neglected by covid-19 respond team
Regional Coordinator, West Africa Global Alliance for Street Work Tijani Mahmoud has expressed worried about how the COVID-19 respond team neglected children and young people on the street in the fight against the virus.
Mr Mahoud told Zaa News, the children and young people who earned their daily bread on streets have not been factor in by the COVID-19 respond team ins pite of their exposure to contracting the deadly coronavirus.
It is against this background that the alliance is partnering with local civil society organizations and NGOs in Ghana to help reduce spread of COVID-19, especially among the vulnerable groups.
The alliance, Mr Mahoud explained street children and young people on the street who prone to the virus have been neglected by the respond team.
According to him, there was no intervention by the government and health authorities specially targeting them ins pite their vulnerability because they live hand to mouth.
‘They interact with different people on the street a d they are likely to be exposed to the virus, we deem it right to work with them, provide support and educate’ , Mr Mahoud said.
The support he added may be small to people who can afford but for the street children, is enough.
Mr Mahoud who is the Muslim Counseling Service coordinating the activities in the west African region.
The alliance is being sponsored by Street Invest, a UK based charity organization.
The alliance works with 26 local partners in the Northern region including AFDOM and Center for Initiative Against Human Trafficking among others.