We had a team meeting this week analysing the situation especially for our youth. Many graduates lost their jobs thus income and many students lost their side jobs, like helping on construction sites as most stopped. We had to send our students home. Many of them were living on the tea and lunch they get at Jobortunity and are now struggling. Hence, we want to take action. We came up with 3 main strategies:
- Develop a Hotline and info line: to give them a number to call; a place to get true Corona info and to have people listen to their fears. We also want to link up with medical NGOs/ hospital we trust in case one of us gets sick.
- We want to turn our office and 2 houses at the back into ‘Safe Houses’ i.e. a place for youth who are struggling to sleep and be safe;
- The youth in the safe houses can set up projects like making ‘food packages’; work the land around to produce vegetables. We want them to make food packages that others can collect or for the ones who live far or are sick we can deliver.