Our Youth are Mobilizing Across East Africa
Across Kenya, Asante Africa Foundation’s alumni are working to provide their communities with education and resources concerning COVID-19. Solomon Lemalasia, the Organizing Secretary of Samburu East University Students Association (SEUSA), worked with community officials and fellow students to organize a comprehensive educational campaign across six districts, reaching approximately 600 households. They discussed transmission, symptoms, and preventative measures with these communities, and plan to reach out to more people in the upcoming months.
In the Lockichar settlement, Emmanuel, of the RCEA Kapese Mixed Secondary School, led a discussion of sanitization techniques and social distancing. Further south, Geoffrey Lemalasia has been educating his community in Manyatta about the global impact of COVID-19, handwashing, social distancing, and minimization of travel. He encouraged others to pass this information along to spread awareness. Finally, Charles from Samburu has taught handwashing skills to his family members and is working with his family to pass this information along to nearby rural communities. He has also engineered a handwashing station at the gate of his village as a proactive measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.