Training Of Volunteers For COVID-19 Outreach And Sensitization To Hold.

Arrangements have been finalised for a  training   to prepare volunteers as “Wellbeing Ambassadors” to deliver an Outreach and Sensitisation Programme for Early Prevention and Mitigation of Covid-19  within  Onitsha community. Participants will also include Ndi Diokpa and Ime Obi staff. The training  which is scheduled to run  from Wednesday June 17 to Thursday June 18 , 2020 will be held under the auspices of the Onitsha Community Covid -19 Response Team (OCCRT).

Plans  for the training were concluded at a meeting of the Field Operations Working Group supervisors held on Monday June 15, 2020  at Ime Obi .

Kpari Rita Okolonji,  Lead of the  Field Operations workgroup of the  OCCRT,  organisers of the training explained that ‘’outcomes expected from this outreach include enabling ndi Onicha to understand basic facts about Corona Virus, and, how the infection is transmitted as well as taking responsibility for appropriate wearing of face masks, hand washing hygiene, social distancing, reporting symptoms early’’. 

The  Outreach and Sensitisation programme which will run over  two months  has become necessary  as many within the Onitsha community are still non-compliant with regards to the government regulations on COVID 19.