CESO

Ivor Leigh Memorial School Ebola Crisis

To help to prevent the spread of Ebola in the Kaningo area, through provision of cleaning and disinfectant supplies and funding of meetings to educate the community and promote behavioural change. The teachers in the school will be involved in the health education element.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1133130)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£4,920

Donations

12

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

CESO set up the Ivor Leigh Memorial School in 2006 and it provides a much needed basic education to 250+ primary aged children. The school has had to be closed temporarily due to the Ebola virus which is sweeping Sierra Leone. The community is impoverished and cannot afford to buy the supplies required to practise safe hygiene, resulting in a much higher risk of the virus spreading.

Solution

The project will provide the supplies required to disinfect public toilets, provide soap and water in all public places and fund meetings to educate the community and promote behavioural change. This should help to contain the spread of the virus. It will also support the retention of teachers and the development of health education materials which will benefit the school when the crisis is over.