Faulu Micro-finance Bank has embarked on a Covid-19 sensitization campaign and distribution of face masks to pupils in schools.
The bank’s Managing Director (MD) Apollo Njoroge, said the bank through UAP Old Mutual Faulu Foundation had embarked on a Sh 10 million corona virus sensitization campaign in 150 schools across 40 counties.
Ten schools from Kajiado county are set to benefit from the sensitization campaign with pupils receiving re-washable face masks.
Addressing the press in Kajiado Wednesday during the launch of the exercise, the MD noted the need for frequent sensitization of Covid 19 protocols among pupils to ensure that the curve is flattened.
Njoroge noted that the foundation will be visiting schools to distribute face masks while at the same time sensitizing them on the importance of strictly adhering to laid down guidelines by the Ministry of Health to curb the resurgence of the virus.
“We have embarked on a Covid-19 sensitization campaign over the next three months to emphasize on the importance of following laid down protocols so as to keep the virus at bay and avoid the spread of infection among pupils,” he said.
Kajiado Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho emphasized that the fight against coronavirus could only be won if all laid down regulations are followed to the letter.
He urged locals to ensure that they wear face masks properly, wash their hands frequently with soap and water and maintain social distancing at all times.
Moshisho said the low numbers of positive cases in the country in the past few days was encouraging and a sign that the curve was flattening.
“The disease is still here with us, let us not forget to continue wearing masks, sanitizing and observing social distance to completely flatten the curve and avoid resurgence of the virus,” said Moshisho.
Kenya has so far recorded 99,308 positive cases since the first case was reported in the country in March 2020 with 1,734 people succumbing to the virus.
By Rop Janet