Messengers of Peace Africa Newsletter 2020
We have witnessed the initiatives of many local Scout groups in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. From Seychelles in the east to Cape Verde in the west and from Chad in the north to South Africa, as it is the case in other parts of the world, Scouts have naturally sprung into action to help their local communities cope with the effects of the pandemic.
The initiatives showcased in this publicatrion range from awareness raising, getting the message across—especially in areas where the pandemic is seen as a hoax, a myth, or a conspiracy despite the records of infections and deaths—to filling in the gap created by the shortage of services in their local communities. Being innovative and motivated by the desire to always do good no matter the circumstances, Scouts across Africa have been actively helping the authorities and those on the frontline. This includes: packaging and distributing soap, sanitizers, and face masks; setting up community handwashing points; shopping and running errands for disadvantaged people and; distributing foodstuffs to needy populations among others.
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