Lucky Hand Sanitizer
WGEF's Response to COVID-19 ~ In these time of uncertainty and isolation, global solidarity is more important than ever. As COVID-19 dominates the headlines and our lives, it is helpful to remember we are all in this together, reaching out across all boundaries that often separate us. This pandemic, more than any other event, shows us that we are all connected!
To respond to the spread of COVID-19, we are focused on vulnerable communities, villages across northern Uganda.
WGEF has revised its standard operating procedures and working with the Ugandan government to ensure we are a part of the solution. By taking what we have learned about COVID-19, we are using a homemade recipe for hand sanitizer and a framework for production, distribution, and use in all programs, trainings, offices and for staff. WGEF is able to source the ingredients regionally, and produce the Lucky Hand Sanitizer locally at our Gulu Resource Centre.
The hand sanitizer project has become the essential resource in the community; the task force in Gulu District includes medical and social/psychological staff, yet they have no PPE or hand sanitizer. We are being inundated with requests to supply other programs and first responders. We cannot do this without the support of our community. We have one chance to get ahead of this in northern Uganda, a region still recovering from a long conflict, and our hope is to build capacity and produce Lucky Hand Sanitzer for vulnerable populations.
WGEF will host small village conversations to provide the most relevant and up-to-date information, while dispelling the dangerous myths. We are on the forefront of this and our hope is to save lives and attempt to prevent the spread of the virus. Please be inspired by our incredible staff.
Together, let's commit to ensuring that communities have access to basic resources to keep them safe.