Students from Care Foundation start household cleaning campaign
Sudanese students from Care Foundation during a general household cleaning campaign in Kasanga Kampala suburb:
By Martin Manyiel Wugol
A South Sudanese local organization based in Kampala has launched a general household cleaning campaign at Kasanga residence of Kampala suburb.
SSoW Care Foundation Organization’s Community Outreach Health and Sanitation Safety Awareness campaign is supported by International University of East Africa.
Speaking to Juba Monitor on phone, Kel Tap Executive Director of SSoW Care Foundation Organization said the objective of the cleaning was to maintain good hygiene within urban refugees living at Kasanga.
He revealed that last month they distributed thousands of treated mosquito nets to the refugees living in Bweyale of Kiryandongo District in an effort to fight Malaria in the settlement.
“Just three days ago we launched households cleaning campaign to eradicate diseases like malaria that often affect people in their homestead,” Tap said.
He hailed the entire staff of Care Foundation, volunteers, community members who often turn up for general cleaning to keep their households clean.
The “Keep your household clean campaign” is being conducted under the theme “your health is your life.”
Most of the volunteers interviewed by Juba Monitor, appealed to community leaders to sensitize the residents in their area about the importance of public health.
They said keeping house clean has been parts of South Sudanese culture and that the habit must not be forgotten.
“Our health is our responsibility especially the women, we are the custodians of the homestead,” said one of the volunteers.