The Cameroon Red Cross (CRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies donated about 30 hand-washing kits to five primary and secondary schools in Yaoundé on 16 November 2020.
CRC Secretary-General Urbain Zoa said the operation is aimed at preventing a resurgence of the pandemic. "This is why we have provided 2000 handwashing kits for schools in the Central (1172), Eastern (400), and Southern (428) regions. It is also an opportunity for us to implement Red Cross brigades and clubs," he says.
"Amid Covid-19 pandemic, the school requires adherence to government restriction measures to stop the spread of the pandemic. The Bilingual High School of Yaoundé has taken steps to adapt to this new situation, this important donation will undoubtedly significantly improve our fight against the pandemic," said Tambe Agbor Teddy Tabekwere, the principal of the Bilingual High School of Yaounde.
Launched in March 2020, the campaign against the pandemic led by the humanitarian institution is based on public awareness, communication on the risks of contamination related to the disease, and community involvement. It is materialized by the delivery of protective equipment to hospitals and prisons, sanitation, and food kits to the most vulnerable people.