This Christmas, give the gift of safe transport
After the record-breaking success of last year’s appeal, we are one again launching our annual Christmas appeal, setting ourselves an ambitious fundraising target of £25,000.
The circumstances surrounding this year’s appeal are like none we’ve ever faced before, but now more than ever, we need your help. We are rising to the challenge of the pandemic through our programmes in Uganda and Zambia, but we need your support to make sure no one is left behind in the fight against COVID-19.
How you can help
Like previous years, you can get involved as an individual, or through your company. Our corporate appeal is offering some fantastic publicity opportunities as part of our Bronze, Silver, and Gold support packages. These include: social media publicity, a personalised e-card, and logo placement in our Christmas Appeal adverts in ten industry publications.
Click here to get involved with this year’s appeal.
Now more than ever, the world needs safe transport.
In Zambia, we are rising to the challenge of COVID-19 by adapting the proven MAMaZ Against Malaria (MAM) at Scale programme to tackle COVID-19 as well as malaria. Many rural Zambian communities are located far from health facilities. The distance can prove to be a barrier for those seeking healthcare even in normal circumstances, but it is all the more problematic during a pandemic.
Brenda is a Community Facilitator with MAM at Scale in Serenje District, Zambia. It’s her job to to mobilise communities, mentor and coach Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) and to create a link between communities and health facilities.
Brenda has seen first-hand the power of CHVs, who are a respected voice in their community: “When CHVs conduct group discussion sessions focused on severe malaria and other childhood illnesses, participation from the community is good. I am happy that the community has accepted our approach and everyone in the community pass through the CHVs when going to the facility.”
We have already trained over 1,300 Community Health Volunteers to respond to the pandemic in their communities, and equipped them with personal protective equipment (PPE).