KOICA Alumni Association donates COVID-19 palliatives to A/Ibom community



KOICA Alumni Association donates COVID-19 palliatives to A/Ibom community

By Ifeanyi Nwoko

The South Korea International Cooperation Association in Nigeria (SKICAN) donated COVID-19 palliatives to the Afua community in the Ibiono-Ibom local government area of ​​Akwa Ibom.

The donation, which was made with the close support of the Nigerian office of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), is part of SKICAN’s corporate social responsibility framework for 2021.

A statement issued Monday in Abuja by Mr. Kayode Adebisi, program manager at the KOICA office in Nigeria, said the outreach aimed to complement KOICA’s ongoing interventions in the community.

“Currently, KOICA is providing funds of up to twenty thousand dollars ($ 20,000) for a four month period from August to November 2021.

“The fund aims to support the provision of free health care services to people living in rural communities in and around the Afua community.

“This is done through a partnership established with the Joseph Ukpo hospitals and research institutes (JUHRI), located within the community.

“To further support the Afua and JUHRI community, a total of 120 beneficiaries received various household hygiene items per household while 100 school bags and 400 notebooks and stationery were distributed.

“Hygiene items donated included sets of toothbrushes, mosquito repellants, body cream, toothpaste, bath soaps, disinfectants, detergents and laundry soaps,” he said. -he declares.

Group photograph with the beneficiaries of school bags and stationery, and members of the SKICAN team during the CSR activity, Afua village, Akwa Ibom state

According to the alumni group, an additional 20 packs of face masks and three packs of hand sanitizers have been donated to JUHRI to support COVID-19 prevention measures.

Speaking at the event, SKICAN President Mr. Rabiu Adamu said CSR activity is a way to give back to communities made vulnerable due to the impact of COVID-19.

He added that the CSR activity will go further in consolidating the intervention supported by the Korean government through KOICA in the Afua community.

In his brief remarks, KOICA Country Director Mr. Woochan Chang acknowledged the many needs of the community while expressing optimism that the donated items would help improve the socio-economic, educational and health status of the people. beneficiaries.

Delivering a message of thanks on behalf of the community, Ms. Emem Nkukut, expressed her joy to KOICA and SKICAN for their intervention with the inhabitants of the rural community.

She added that the items donated would have an impact on the lives of beneficiaries, urging more support for the community.

Source: NAN

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