The year 2020 has been characterized by the covid-19 pandemic. As the pandemic spread over different countries, it also reached our projects in Indonesia. We feel that we have a responsibility to contribute to keeping our communities safe. Therefore, we put a project in motion to curb the spread of the virus in the slum in which our project Happy English takes place. Our approach was two-fold.
On the one hand we raised awareness about what the virus is and what can be done to prevent/slow the spread. We did so by distributing flyers containing the needed information both physically and online reaching over 79.000 people within a 1km radius of our project. On the other hand, we distributed 265 bags with products that would equip households with the tools to follow the steps to prevent/slow the spread of the virus. These bags contained hands soap, hand sanitizer, face masks, and information flyers.
To support projects related to the pandemic an emergency fund of €5.000 was established.