Our Target: £10,000 Raised to Date...
As Covid-19 reaches Africa it is with great sadness that to date there have been 5,704 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 178 deaths in Malawi, reported to WHO.
In the face of this crisis DATUM FOUNDATION continue to support our friends in the communities of Malawi. We are currently providing support through donations for the purchase of soap and buckets to allow better access to handwashing in the village of Chisala. We have also issued a range of health care information to be distributed by poster and mobile telephone and are manufacturing and distributing face masks.
DATUM FOUNDATION have already donated £7,000 to make and distribute 30,000 masks with the help of local tailors. We have distributed 800 bars of soap and 100 buckets for handwashing which have been distributed to local schools and community clinics.
But we need to do more!
DATUM FOUNDATION needs to raise £10,000 to help us provide:
Health care information
We will be setting up a health care information campaign. This will use printed posters in English and the local language, Chichewa, and messages circulated by mobile phone to encourage regular handwashing and the wearing of masks while out in public. This is particularly important in the more remote rural communities.
Soap and clean water
To help purchase bulk supplies of soap and water buckets to distribute to local communities
To help purchase fabrics and employ local tailors to make 50,000 face masks. These will be made on a design supplied by America’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. (CDC). Donate now and we can help to reduce the death toll across Malawi
£10 will help provide 50 bars of soap or 100 masks
£50 will provide face masks for 50 people
£100 will help to print and distribute 1,000 posters
Simply visit our donations page to pledge your support: Donate Now
Together we can help thousands of people by the simple acts of health education, encouraging handwashing, and supplying protective face masks.