The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the lives of countless members of the general population. Older adults are known to experience loneliness, age discrimination, and excessive worry. It is therefore reasonable to anticipate that they would experience greater negative outcomes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We must recognize the important contribution of older persons to the crisis response, including as health workers, volunteers and caregivers. Each of us – States, businesses, international organizations, companies, communities, friends and family – need to step up our effort to support older persons. We must do everything possible to preserve their rights and dignity at all times.
During the recent COVID-19 shutdown in Uganda, the older people have suffered more from hunger, reason being they would no longer move out to hustle for a living. Those that depended on others for a living would also not get the support as most people were told to stay home. Thank God, we are now in a partial lockdown and movement is allowed and some businesses have started. It’s under this context that CCREP would wish to come out and support the 25 elders under its care with seed capital to run sustainable projects themselves to earn a living on their own. Under the shutdown time, the organization tried to provide them with food, this can’t continue for a while as the organization has got limited funds.
We would want to draw an attention in providing our elders with nets rather than fish. They would use the nets to catch fish forever and yet when given fish today, tomorrow it will need more fish to be given. It means the elders will keep their hands crossed for more fish which shall not be there.
With this note therefore, the organization is seeking to recruit a volunteer with skills in fund raising to help it raise $750 as seed capital for the elders to start generating their own income.
We shall be very grateful to receive your hand of support. If you have skills in fund raising, please let's know and welcome your efforts as a volunteer to help our elders.
For more information, visit this link; www.ccrep.org
God bless you!
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the lives of countless members of the general population. Older adults are known to experience loneliness, age discrimination, and excessive worry. It is therefore reasonable to anticipate…