USAID trains Migori youths as Covid 19 ambassadors

By MN Reporter

Youths to lead campaign against coronavirus

Youths in Migori County have been encouraged to always practice public health safety measures in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.

Migori County Youth Forum leader Joseph Nyapete while speaking on Wednesday during training of 45 Covid-19 youth ambassadors at Migori County Red Cross offices Ground, regretted that most youths have intentionally disregarded covid-19 safety practices like use of masks and social distance requirements.

Nyapete said the spread of the coronavirus will be significantly controlled if the bulk youth Migori population understand their position and requirements in fighting the pandemic.

He called on the youths to lead their communities against the virus that has threatened the survival of human beings.

According to Nyapete, the 45 youth trained ambassadors will be sensitizing their communities on dangers of coronavirus, how it spreads while distributing free face masks, liquid soap and handwashing containers.

“As you go outside there take safety precautions. Ensure you keep social distance, wash your hands and use masks all the time while interacting with the locals,” Nyapete told the youths.

Rosemary Onyango, trained youth ambassador, while speaking at the same function, said most youths have little knowledge on handwashing and the use of face masks. She said the training will enhance covid-19 knowledge at village levels.

Onyango also called on the government to design programs which can effectively use the power of the young people in containing the spread of pandemic.

Maurice Otiro, Public Health Officer, who also spoke at the meeting said youths should be targeted as an important segment in the fight against the virus.