Support to stop the spread of Covid19 in Mining Communities
The project seeks to support the fight against the spread of Covid19 in two mining communities (Gorama Mende and Kandea Leapeama) in Kenema district through awareness raising, improved hygiene practice and social behaviour.
The project would be implemented in Gorama Mende and Kandea Leapeama chiefdoms.The aforementioned mining communities are situated in Kenema district, east of Sierra Leone
District Emergency Operation Center (DEOC), District Health Medical Team (DHMT), Local Councils, Traditional leaders, Women and youth groups, Bike riders, Motor drivers, farmers, Security personnel, landowners, Artisanal miners…
Residences in the aforementioned mining communities are a reflection of Paul Collier’s paradox of plenty theory. Despite their mineral wealth, they are poor and lack essential basic services like good health facility. Their conditions would be more miserable if efforts are not made to curtail the spread of the virus and to revive socio-economic activities in those mining communities.
Providing communities with Covid19 preventive gears and ensuring the right attitude and behavior pattern is important in promoting community safety, especially mining communities that host different races. This project therefore seeks to intervene to contribute to the fight against the spread of the virus in the aforementioned communities so to save lives by curtailing the spread of virus awareness raising on preventive mechanisms, improve hygiene practices and social behavior.