present in the country
N’Djamena and Sarh
Chad is one of the sub-Saharan countries, landlocked in the heart of Africa. For years, it has been going through multifaceted crises on the social, political and economic levels. Socio-economic life is very precarious and this affects the population. The arrival of COVID-19 has aggravated this situation: there is a lack of adequate community health policies that can effectively fight communicable diseases such as COVID-19.
Our two partners, Les Amis du Progrès 2 A P and Parvis des Enfants, work among disadvantaged children (street children and orphans) and vulnerable families, most of whom are widowed women or girl-mothers and their children in the city of N’Djamena and the rural region of Sarh. The situation of the people they work with has become more worrying. Most certainly in rural areas where water is scarce and washing hands is a painful exercise. As a result, children and families are more exposed to communicable diseases.
This project and the assistance provided by the partners focuses on reducing the risk of contamination for these vulnerable people. The activities consist of the provision of appropriate, hygienic, economical and sustainable hand washing kits and sensitization on communicable diseases and the importance of body and environmental hygiene. Very important is the training of teachers, other school officials and local authorities as sensitization agents, in order to sustain the actions with other people in their environment. A final activity is the production of new hand-washing stations and the replacement of standard taps with The Drop® taps.