City Vision News - Women unite to help vulnerable

“We are here today to celebrate unity. We are here today to show love. We are here today to give hope. And we are here today to fight Covid-19 together.”

These were the words of Umoja Skills Development director, Liliane Mukidi, spoken at the handover of 5 000 masks to Movement for Change, Social Justice (MCSJ) in Makhaza on Thursday 11 June. Umoja, in partnership with Activist Education and Development Centre (AEDC), donated the masks which were mostly produced by refugee women. MCSJ plans to distribute the masks to the needy in and around Khayelitsha.

Vukani News - Umoja teaches community about importance of wearing masks

Masks have become an essential item in the country’s efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 and the Umoja skills development project is throwing its weight behind raising awareness of the importance of wearing them.

Umoja, a refugee development project, has partnered with the Activist Education and Development Centre (AEDC) and Movement for Change Social Justice (MCSJ) to teach Gugulethu residents about the importance of having a mask and wearing it at all times.

They also handed over 10 000 masks to the community at Elukhanyisweni Sports Complex in Gugulethu on Tuesday June 9.