Unicaf University in Malawi joins the effort to fight Covid-19 by donating sanitising equipment to Likuni Boy’s Secondary School
While the pandemic remains a threat to public health and continues to interfere with normal everyday life across the globe, the simple measures recommended by WHO at the start of this crisis remain valid and necessary: wearing a mask, washing hands often, observing social distance.
In an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Government of Malawi instructed boarding students to remain in their schools during the enforced three week school closure across the country. The Government also encouraged individuals, companies and institutions to contribute to the effort to save human lives.
Unicaf University in Malawi quickly responded by donating masks, sanitisers, soap and wash stations to the Likuni Boys’ Secondary School. This is one of the schools that has been affected by the pandemic, with a number of students testing positive for Covid-19, and the school urgently needing supplies of protective and sanitising equipment to prevent more infections.
On the 29th of January 2021 a team from Unicaf University in Malawi visited the Likuni Boys’ Secondary School to present a donation worth 1 million Kwacha, consisting of 350 Unicaf cloth masks, 6 foot-operated wash stations, as well as liquid and bar soap and sanitisers. Unicaf University, which always aims to give back to the communities it serves, expressed support and solidarity for the school’s staff and students in these difficult and challenging times.
Representing the University’s Vice Chancellor Dr Robert Ridley, Senior Public Relations Officer Chimwemwe Andrea presented the donated items to the school’s Head teacher Mr Phandamkoko, in the presence of teachers and students, observing all safety protocols. The Head teacher received the donation with gratitude and said that the items donated will help protect the lives of 350 students and 25 teachers.
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