The COVID-19 outbreak has touched all of our friends and family and looks set to bring more difficult changes over the future months. Hopefully most of you reading this will be keeping safe and making ends meet.
In the UK we are lucky enough to have the totally brilliant NHS and state help to make it through this tough time. Our friends in Waterloo don't have the same privileges, with scarce hospital access and little in the way of state help now that a lockdown has been enforced.
As medical care is in short supply, we are aiming to help provide protective equipment and washing facilities to try prevent the transmission of the disease to keep the impacts as low as possible. We'd love it if, even during these difficult times, you might be able to help us provide this where you can.
A veronica bucket for effective handwashing costs £6.60
We can source/make face masks for 24p each
Oh, and Mike is going to climb Mt Bintumani (the highest mountain in Sierra Leone at 1945m) on the stairs in return....
CODEP is all about practical action to help improve education in Sierra
Leone. We run a library in Waterloo, a suburb of the capital Freetown,
where local schools visit to use the high quality education facilities
and anyone can come to help their learning. We also provided grassroots
support during the Ebola crisis and continue to help the children
orphaned by the outbreak.