Story Workshop has embarked on a door to door Covid-19 dissemination campaign in Ntchisi district in a bid to fill the knowledge gap and keep the people updated with any new information on the pandemic.
The organization’s Project Officer, Emmanuel Nthala, told Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Monday that they have oriented drama club members and teachers who will be taking the Covid-19 information to people right in their households.
He said the teachers will be visiting learners who are not yet back in school in their homes to discuss how they are coping up at home and what they are doing to prevent themselves from being infected or spreading Covid-19 as well as how they will protect themselves when they go back to school.
“The drama club members and teachers already have communication skills and they will be focusing on three key priority areas in Covid-19 prevention namely frequent hand washing, use of masks and social distancing,” said Nthala.
Eluby Baziwelo from Traditional Authority (T/A) Nthondo’s area welcomed the initiative saying it has come at a right time when there are a lot of misleading information on Covid-19.
“This will help clear the hearsays as we will be provided with an opportunity to ask questions on Covid-19,” said Baziwelo.
Story Workshop has also oriented traditional leaders from the two areas so that they can help share information on Covid-19 with their subjects in their respective areas.
The organization is implementing the activity with funding from United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in TAs Nthondo and Kasakula in the district.
Apart from Ntchisi, the activity is also being implemented in Mzimba North, Rumphi, Thyolo, Phalombe, Chikwawa and Nsanje, according to Nthala.
Ntchisi district has so far registered one Covid-19 related death and four confirmed cases.
Source: MANA Online