Sport in Action and Consortium Partners, in support of the prevention of COVID-19 in Children and Young People living with intellectual disabilities, through the Kickout COVID-19 Phase 2 Project, made a donation of different materials to 10 mothers with children living with disabilities at Chawama Level 1 Hospital during a routine physiotherapy session spearheaded by Special Olympics Zambia Coach, Dinah Matakala on 4th May, 2021.
Items donated include 5 litres of hand sanitizers, 20 hand liquid soaps, 100 face masks and 20 packets of sugar.
A sewing machine was also handed over to a group of 10 women and 5 children as part of the Kickout COVID-19 objective to Provide resources for income generation to at least 3 groups and at least 10 individuals (young people and/or caregivers of selected young people living with disabilities) in adverse economic distress caused by COVID19. The sewing machine will be used to sew items such as face masks.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Mrs. Faidess Simasiku Simwiinga, a volunteer at the hospital expressed appreciation to the Kickout COVID-19 Team for donating the materials which she said are useful to strengthen the activities being carried out to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country and will go a long way in helping the mothers with children living with disabilities.
The Kickout COVID-19 Phase 2 project is a solution-focused project whose goal is to address the challenges to health and welfare caused by and/or exasperated by COVID-19 restrictions on the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people living in Zambia.