Soap and Handwashing to fight Covid-19 in Congo

Since 2007, En Classe is working on improving the education in Kinshasa, the capital of the Congo. Usually, En Classe invests in infrastructure and hygiene at schools.  Since all schools have been closed since mid March, we want to use our platform to help preventing the spreading of Covid-19.  So what can we do?

Giving our expertise in hygiene programs and handwashing,  En Classe and a team of volunteers (with our partner Congo Love) will be handing out thousands of bars of soaps to people in the local communities of Kinshasa, accompanied by a flyer with information on the virus and on how to wash your hands best. 

Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world, so imagine the level of healthcare. This implies that if the virus starts spreading in these areas, there will be no possibility of going to a hospital, let alone, to be connected to a ventilator.  Therefore, it is of huge importance that we do our utmost to prevent the virus from spreading.

We will start with the distribution of Monganga soap on Tuesday, April 21st. This soap is locally produced so by purchasing this soap, we will also support the local economy. 

The more funds we raise, the more people we can provide with soap and teach them how to wash their hands properly. For example,  a donation of 10 euros will allow for 50 bars of soap. Depending on how often people actually are going to wash their hands (we aim for four times per day), those 50 bars of soap will serve 100 people for three weeks of handwashing.  With 50 Euro's we can help 500 people!

Our volunteers will be well protected with masks and gloves and continue to social distance throughout this project to ensure everyone is as safe as possible.

Thanks so much for your donation!

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  • Ba Seydina  
    • €10 
    • 5 d
  • Casper Mensen 
    • €50 
    • 26 d
  • Cornelia le Blanc 
    • €100 
    • 27 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €100 
    • 28 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €52 
    • 1 mo
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