Project Responding to Covid-19
The Child Aid project under Community Development programs implemented by DAPP Malawi is built on the idea that communities should work together to identify issues of mutual interest that affect them in and come up with solutions.
Using locally available resources, communities are able to create conducive environments in which they can raise their children.
In Dedza district, DAPP Malawi is implementing a Child Aid project in the two Traditional Authorities (T/A) of Chilikumwendo and Kamenyagwaza.
With the Coronavirus pandemic, the project has from the month of April been mainstreaming key Covid-19 messages in its activities as one way of responding to the pandemic to reduce its risk and spread.
In mobilizing households to wash hands regularly, 225 households have mounted hand washing facilities in their homes also known as tippy taps which are made from materials which are locally available in rural communities.
This has been possible through demonstrations carried out by project field officers in the communities.
Apart from campaigning Covid-19, project activities like demonstrations on construction of firewood saving stoves were also carried out in the month.
The use of firewood saving stoves id one of the measures the project promotes in the fight against climate change.
The stoves use less firewood as compared to open fire which requires more wood for fuel.
The Child Aid project in Dedza district is running from the month of February to December 2020.