Covid19: Volunteering Opportunity

Volunteers for Ghana Covid-19 Relief Support Project needed:
1. Online Volunteers (You will volunteer your services from your home aided by the use of the internet and your smart phones and or laptop)
Position:
Graphics Designers (designing of branding and publicity materials)
Social Media Campaign Officers (working to promote our works on social media)
Web Manager (managing our website)
Online Journalist (Bloggers Against Covid-19. Writing and publishing our activities on your blogs or on www.awakenewsroom.com)

2. Community Volunteering
Logistics Officers (help in receiving and distribution of relief items)

If you are interested in any of the above mentioned categories,  kindly state your interest area by contacting  Senyo through any of the following:

WhatsApp via https://wa.me/233249155003

Email: senyo@afcopb.org

ABOUT COVID-19 RELIEF PROJECT

The Ghana Covid-19 Relief Support (GCRS) is a private sector-led initiative to complement efforts of government and other institutions in Ghana in combatting the novel Corona Virus (COVID-19).

On March 12, 2020, Ghana confirmed the first two cases when two people returned from Norway and Turkey. There has since been anxiety in the minds of many Ghanaians both at home and abroad.

On March 15, 2020, at 10 pm, President Nana Akufo-Addo in his first address to the nation on COVID-19 banned all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities and other related events to reduce the spread of COVID-19. He also closed down schools in the country both public and private.

The arrival of the global pandemic starts to have economic effects on mostly lower-income earners. This situation appears to be working following the jumping of the confirmed cases from 2 to the 152.

On Friday, President Akufo-Addo in his fourth COVID-19 address announced a partial locked down of parts of the country of which Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa were all affected starting from Monday, March 30, 2020, till the next 15days.

The partial lockdown of just four of these cities in the country from Monday has already started to impact negatively on lower-income earners. Saturday, a day after the announcement has seen the movement of people from the restricted areas to unrestricted areas. Notable are head porters (Kayayi) and other porters most of whom come from the Northern part of the country. This has raised fear of possible transmission of the virus to the unaffected areas.

 

Project Objectives

Considering the economic effects of the pandemic on the Ghanaians population, we have initiated this project to mobilize resources to help:

  • Provider support (food, water, hand sanitizers, toiletries) to aged, distressed and displaced families
  • Partner with churches, mosques, private and public schools which may be able to offer their facilities to house street children, head porters (Kayayi) and other displaced families to help implement WHO’s social distancing recommendations.
  • Provide support to frontline health workers
  • Extend public education to hinterlands

WHAT IS NEEDED?

To be able to achieve our objectives, we need:

  • Donation of food, water, hand sanitizers, toletories from the general public
  • Cash Donations of any amount from the public
  • Donation of structures to house displaced families
  • Donation of vehicles to help convey relief items to people
  • Donation of fuel
  • Volunteering of services

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