Community Mobilizers from 11 Communities in Enugu State, Commence their Monthly Meetings
Following the lifting of the lockdown in June 2020, the Community Mobilizers (CMs) for the project on preventing elder abuse in communities being implemented in Enugu State by Dewdrop Foundation and CGE Africa, funded by Oxfam-Voice, the CMs, on 7 July 2020, had to commence their monthly meetings to facilitate and strengthen the continuation of project implementation in the 11 project communities, which had been interrupted by the Covid-19 lockdown.
The meeting which was chaired by Rev. Sister Judith Nwodo, took cognizance of new measures that would be taken to finish pending activities within time and budget as well as recognized the need for adjusting to the changing times such as adopting standard operational safety guidelines (protocols) for Covid-19 prevention.
The CMs updated the Dewdrop team on the effect of the new developments on the welfare of Seenagers (elderly people in their communities). According to them, the Seenagers have all been clamoring to re-start their Association meetings which gave them a platform for speaking up. The activities discussed for implementation included project sustainability, the completion of the training for Caregivers at community level, the commencement of the Seenagers Association meetings, and engagement of stakeholders at community and State levels. They also discussed the continuation of training for Caregivers from their community who already begun the City & Guilds training but could not complete virtually with others due to poor internet network in their community.
The Dewdrop Enugu team included Nkemka Nwobu, Dr. Chidi Ugwu and Mrs. Loretta Ugwu. CGE Africa was represented by Jude Udeh.