Engage Now Africa (ENA), a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) has donated nose masks and hand sanitizers to the Asogli State, and the Ho Municipal Hospital.
The gesture is meant to aid in efforts at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
The presentations formed part of activities to mark the World Literacy Day celebrations, and were produced by beneficiaries of the NGO’s adult literacy programme.
Country Director of Engage Now Africa, Madam Cecilia Amankwah said the coronavirus pandemic necessitated the production of essentials, which were being given out to support preventive measures in public places.
“This year, because of the COVID-19 we shifted some of the training to liquid soap making, hand sanitizer and facemask production. They have been able to produce some quantity and want to donate to the palace and the hospital,” she said.
Madam Amankwah said the theme for the year’s celebration centred on COVID-19 sensitization, and that it’s learners in the Volta Region had undertaken public education programmes in collaboration with the Ensign College of Public Health, and Health 2Go, within communities in the Ashanti, Eastern, and Volta Regions.
The coalition also embarked on some clean-up exercises.
Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli State applauded the literacy programme and encouraged the sustainability of the programme to address the unemployment situation in the country.
“Your training programme is not done until more and more of trainees are able to start and build their own jobs. There you would be making a big difference.”
Mr Francis Kobla Wama, Supervisor for ENA in the Volta Region the NGO said the programme is currently running in six districts and close to 3,000 people enrolled on the programme.
He said learners were trained for a year and a half in basic literacy skills, with the aim of properly positioning them to acquire better livelihoods.
He added that ENA’s four-year operation in the Region had witnessed tremendous transformation.