ActionAid Nigeria (AAN)’s Local Rights Programme partners with Centre for Information technology and development (CITAD) to fight against COVID 19 in FCT communities.
This action started midweek of March 2020 through working with CITAD and Community facilitators in the 4 Area Councils of Abuja Municipal, Kuje, Bwari and Kwali. AAN and CITAD developed messages on how to stay safe from the Corona virus. Messages were produced in English and translated into local languages (Hausa and Gbagyi) for easy comprehension by the communities where AAN work.
We distributed megaphones/public address systems and few demonstrations on the use of sanitizers.
Behavioral Change and Communication materials with messages on COVID 19 were also distributed to community members.
Community facilitators placed posters with messages in strategic places in the communities.
At the moment the focus of the intervention is to prevent and control the spread of covid-19 in communities where we work.
Communities benefitting include Dakwa, Tungar Ashere, Tungar Nasara, Gwalada, Jiwa, Gofidna and Jiwa Tsoho in AMAC, Pasepa and Kuchi Buiyi in Bwari, Gaube, Kayace and Tukpeki in Kuje while Leleyi Bassa, Kilankwa and Leleyi Gwari and Pai in Kwali Area council
In addition, a WhatsApp group have been created where community facilitators will be sharing update on the situation of Coronavirus in their respective communities.