Every Friday morning, NGOs and other organizations fighting the EVD with the social mobilization pillar meet in Portloko to discuss, update and share information on the way forward to eradicate the Ebola virus. And in this process all organizations are to work on effective sanitizations in their operational communities avoiding duplication of efforts sharing updates on activities either planned or carried out in the field. Mr. Gerald D. Aruna the country director does represent ENGIM in most of the meetings.
As a way of getting started with the social mobilization action in its operational areas, ENGIM S/Leone made an assessment visit to 8 communities to get a first hand information from these communities to understand what ,who and when they have been sensitized/mobilize on the EVD and to also make plans for such intervention. The first activity for ENGIM is to meet the Village Head men and to plan together the eventual intervention in these communities.
As a way of entering the Communities selected for the Social Mobilization action, ENGIM SL has organized meetings with Stakeholders of 40 Beneficiary Communities selected from 19 sections in five Chiefdoms. These meetings took place in four Centers with a total attendance of 55 participants including Village Headmen and Councilors. Contributions from these stakeholders during these meetings were positive and the facilitators were extremely good in passing on the key EVD messages. It was done in the stakeholders local language and they fully understood what the EVD Virus is, how it can be transmitted, how it will quickly multiply in the Human body and how it can be prevented, cultural beliefs were also discussed in the fight against the EVD.The stakeholders are now getting their communities ready for the next stage, which will involve Mobilizing the community as a whole.
Conto Corrente Banca Popolare di Sondrio,
codice IBAN IT 78 E 05696 03217 000003166 X92