YouthNet and Counselling (Yoneco) says it will source more personal protective equipment (PPE) to distribute to people working in its project areas in a bid to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The commitment comes after the organisation in partnership with Tackle Africa distributed PPE, radios and sanitary kits to 40 female coaches from Mangochi and Mchinji districts.
The female coaches, also known as peer educators, use “football drills” to promote sexual and reproductive health issues among their peers.
In an interview after the donation in Mangochi, Yoneco Mchinji district manager Anderson Chikalipo said they wanted to ensure that people who work with them are protected.
“We will source more resources that are critical in the fight against the pandemic,” he said.
In his remarks, Tackle Africa programme manager Peter Diaz said they supported Yoneco with the donation to complement government’s efforts to control the pandemic.