May 30 - December 30
Help us to Protect Street / Refugees Children against COVID-19
Over the period, media reportage shows that the global medical community is working with unprecedented speed to discover a vaccine and therapeutic treatments for COVID-19. Amid this period of medical research and development, there has been a flood of stories about potential early breakthroughs hitting the news.
While these well-meaning stories are aiming to inspire hope, it’s important to evaluate these new developments with a data-minded perspective. Be hopeful, but recognize the reality of the situation as well.
Government of Ghana is working hard to sustain social distancing. This measure has been considered to be the best option in order to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus. On the other hand, it is a privilege to many, particularly our target beneficiaries on account of the fact that, they have scares resource to:
- Support living in a house good enough to practice it.
- Provide water for constant hand washing.
- Purchase Hand sanitizers as a preference to food.
Media report about the United States, where most connecting friends and relatives live indicates that large numbers of people are employed in low-income, unstable jobs. This working population (which captures the friends and relatives) are losing their jobs due to the pandemic. Their increased financial burdens are becoming more fearful in that they can hardly determine their next sources of income.
As livelihoods are yet to return to normal, our target beneficiaries are unable to receive any form of assistance from friends and relatives. Petty trading that also keeps up is on a slow pace.
For these reasons, they are unable to pay for basic necessities including rent (for some), utilities, medical care, and food. Also, schools were sources of happiness for children are leaving these children at risk of facing loneliness as schools remain closed down.
With fears of hunger, homelessness, and certain hopelessness on the rise for this already vulnerable population, including involvement in negative social vices such as commercial sex, drugs and other criminal activities, they certainly need support more than ever.
A Budget of Fifteen Thousand United States of American Dollars is stage to help fight the virus and keep the children within the community safe.