KJM foundation embarks on yet another major COVID-19 intervention by supplying face shields to basic schools in Accra. Continuing its campaign to address major contemporary societal issues, KJM Foundation has once again embarked on yet another laudable initiative aimed at creating a meaningfully positive impact to society. As we are all aware, the widespread repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic have been significantly well-documented and to date, the disease has had severely far reaching implications in virtually every sector of modern life.
Without a doubt, the education sector has been hit as hard as any, with students and teachers alike being forced to adapt massively in order to ensure the health and safety of all as they aim to continue academic activities amid the chaos caused by this devastating pandemic. In its latest project, KJM Foundation has chosen to play a part in addressing this challenge, by providing a significant amount of PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment) to a host of Junior High Schools whose students are gearing up for their BECEs. The initiative, which was undertaken in collaboration with International Centre for Youth Counselling and Global Development (ICYCGD) resolved to provide protective shields to staff and students in a number of schools across the Greater Accra Region.
Over the course of two days, the KJM Foundation visited 18 schools, donating a substantial number of shields, as well as educating the students on their proper use, emphasizing the importance of protecting themselves from the coronavirus. Particularly as they prepared to group together to write their exams, the students were enlightened about the need to use both face masks and shields in order to fully protect themselves, and were instructed about the alternate use of both protective measures in such a way that would minimize discomfort as they sat for long periods during the examination period.
Starting on the 10th of September, 2020, the initiative kicked off at Apenkwa Presby A&B JHS and in the company of the District circuit supervisor and a team from ICYCGD, the foundation visited a number of Junior High Schools in the Abeka and Achimota areas among others. In addition to providing the students and staff with the shields, the KJM Foundation representatives took the time to interact with students, motivating and encouraging them in anticipation of the task ahead. The students were elated at the donations, and were highly appreciative of the unexpected and timely support. In total, the first day of the initiative included visits to 11 schools, including the Charles Lwanga R/C Basic school in Fadama, the Atomic Hills Basic JHS and the Anglican JHS in Achimota.
On the 11th of September, the second and final day of the project, the team visited a further 7 schools including the Seventh Day Adventist JHS in Nii Boi Town, Amasaman Sacred Heart JHS and 4 Amasaman Metropolitan Assembly Junior Highs. Once again, the team from KJM, as well as representatives from ICYCGD added to the face shield donations by educating, motivating and inspiring the students as they prepared to embark on such a crucial period of their education.
Overall, the project was an enormous success, and the foundation is hugely confident that the contributions made over the 2 days will go a long way to ensuring that for those who benefitted, the examinations will be conducted as safely as possible. KJM Foundation wishes to extend its gratitude to the ICYCGD organization, who provided invaluable support in the completion of this initiative.
The Foundation will continue to seek out ways to positively impact society, and looks forward to engaging in even more socially beneficial initiatives as the year draws to a close.
KJM foundation is looking forward to partnering with more organizations to achieve their objectives and have a positive impact in the lives of people.