Basket of Face-masks Donated to the Freetown City Council - Sierra Leone
Recently, we heard that the Freetown City Council in Sierra Leone, West Africa started a campaign called #MaskupFreetown. The campaign, led by the Mayor plans to donate 120,000 masks to Market Women and vulnerable communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone has been one of the hardest hit countries in Western Africa. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC)-Africa, the Western Region (consisting of about 18 countries) has reported about 66,831 cases to-date, 35, 861 recoveries and 1,198 deaths. Sierra Leone has reported about 1, 354 cases, 869 recoveries, and 56 deaths, including several healthcare workers. Freetown has been the epicenter of the outbreak in the country with more than 50% of the total cases reported.
Prior to the outbreak of Covid19, Freetown was emerging on the world stage as a beacon of hope in West Africa, particularly because of the developmental transformations taking place there within a short-period of time.
We visited the City Council this past week and donated a basket of face-masks to the Mayor, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, as a small gesture of gratitude towards the City Council's campaign.
We partnered up with Sanya Designs to make 100 face masks donated towards the City Council's campaign. We really hope the face-masks will be useful to those in need. We understand this time is difficult for all, regardless of where we find ourselves in the world.
We continue to keep everyone in thoughts and share gratitude and appreciation where we can.