By Admire Zaemba
GOAL Zimbabwe is intensifying efforts to curb the Covid-19 pandemic through partnerships with relevant stakeholders like the City of Harare, UNICEF, and the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
Our news crew met up with GOAL Volunteers Ms. Angela Mucheri and Mr. Edmore Rambanapasi in the high density of Highfield while they were mobilising the community to form household teams of fifteen members each.
The teams then come up with an action plan for fighting the life-threatening pandemic. The volunteers use their own resources to implement the action plan. The activities may include making masks, sanitizers, and encouraging social distancing in hot spot areas like the bus termini and marketplaces with the ultimate goal of stopping the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
“Let us work together in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic which has affected our lives in different dimensions. Lockdown is not a sustainable solution and people cannot stay indoors forever. Let us educate one another for us to win the battle at hand which has changed the way we have been living. Churches, schools, and companies closed, public transport systems have halted amid the loss of jobs,” Mr. Rambanepasi said.
Covid-19 has ushered the world into the digital dispensation: banks are now encouraging customers to adopt e-banking and the use of plastic money. Trainings, seminars, and conferences have all gone digital to reduce the transmission of the COVID-19.
GOAL’s community-centred approach is working and producing results. Covid-19 requires concerted efforts from all stakeholders.