- On April 7, 2020
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By: Jane Amerley Oku, P4H focal person, SEND GHANA
Following the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, Janok Foundation, a P4H focal NGO in Accra Metropolis, embarked on a series of sensitizations for residents of Sabon-Zongo. These sessions, held on 25th and 30th March 2020 were held both during day time and evenings in order to reach a large number of inhabitants. To enhance comprehension of the education, three languages were used – Twi, Ga, and Hausa. Madam Jane Amerley Oku, Executive Director of Janok Foundation deems these education sessions as her organization’s social responsibility. She also indicated that she is concerned about the people of Sabon-Zongo in the light of COVID-19 due to noted overcrowding in the community. In this regard, she anticipates that the education could reduce overcrowding at designated places within the community and also limit the spread of COVID-19 should a community member contract the diseases. The education sessions centered on handwashing, the need to avoid crowded places and some tips for the partial lockdown.
In recognition of this initiative, it is not surprising that Madam Jane Amerley Oku was recognized as a member of the Sabon-Zongo COVID-19 operations team on 1st April 2020. In partnership with the Ghana Federation of the urban poor and the Ministry of Inner-Cities and Zongo Development, this team seeks to embark on activities aimed at combating COVID-19 in Sabon-Zongo.