The efforts exerted by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to protect young people against the emerging coronavirus risk are going on afoot with SARC’s volunteers are working hard to implement a set of awareness-raising activities and distributing hygiene kits to children in schools that help avoid COVID-19. These activities come as part of the schools’ rehabilitation works in Al-Harak and Busra Al-Harir that carried out by Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH).
Previous campaign and one goal
In the last quarter of 2020, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent carried out a campaign that also aimed at protecting children from the threat of Coronavirus, and included educating students about the correct ways to hands washing in 114 schools in the following areas: (Daraa city, Daraa Al-Balad, Al-Sadd Road area, Tafas, Izraa, Nahatah, Eastern Al Maliha, Western Al Maliha, and Malihat Al Atash, Busra al-sham, ghasem, kaheel, al-Musaifira, al-Naima, Muarba, al-Herak, al-Metaeia), in addition to distributing soap bars to children, with the support of TGH.
Health promotion program and its strategy
The program, launched in 2013, is carried out by the Water and Rehabilitation Project of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, and it aims at supporting people to follow up the due procedures that help limit the spread of waterborne diseases and others resulted from the lack of sanitation and hygiene promotion.
In achieving its objectives, the program relies on a three-pronged strategy:
• Raising awareness of the basic concepts of diseases related to water, sanitation and hygiene promotion.
• Securing supplies for the prevention of waterborne diseases.
• Supporting the correct health behaviors among community members.