The Kenya Scouts Association (KSA) has launched a Sh 1 million initiative in Kisumu county to mitigate Covid-19 in the country.
Kisumu has in the recent past been one of the hot spot Counties for Covid-19 as the infection rate continues to rise within the Lake Region.
According to the KSA CEO, Moses Danda, the program entails the contribution of face masks, water tanks, hand washing soaps, as well as distribution of foodstuff to vulnerable communities.
Danda stated that the distributed material would help scale up the ward against the Covid-19 situation in the country, which is alarming and will also help in sanitation.
He said they usually have some small allocation within the association and decided to support the Kisumu locals in the fight against the spread of the virus.
“For us scouts, this is an educational venture and its something we have being doing at the same time educating our young people to be useful and be ready to help anytime,” he said.
KSA Chief Commissioner Victor Radido said that residents have been suffering with the third wave of Covid-19 being witnessed across the country with most being unable to access some of the basic terms currently such as washing soaps, face masks and even foodstuffs.
Radido said the association targets to reach out to about 2000 homesteads.
“We have involved our young people who will be attached to various wards for purpose of distribution of the water tanks, face masks and also handwashing soaps,” Radido noted.
He added that “ We are also trying our best to reach out to the most vulnerable groups and give them foodstuffs to cushion them during this period.”
Anthony Gitonga, a board member at KSA, stated that they have done similar programs in Mombasa, Nyeri, Siaya, Kajiado and will still move to other counties.
KSA CEO Moses revealed that Sh 1 million had been set aside to boost the process amid the Pandemic.