FundLife distributed a total of 94 food packs and hygiene kits to the most vulnerable families and front liners of Brgy. San Isidro, Tacloban - one of the organization's long-standing community partners in implementing the Football for Life Academy (FFLA) Program .
Among the families who received the packs and kits were families of children participating in the FFLA program greatly affected by the impact of rising cases of COVID-19. Barangay Health Workers (BHW) and Barangay Peace Officers (Brgy. Tanods) who were constantly in the frontlines the past months also received food packs and hygiene kits.
During the distribution, coach John Rex facilitated a short corona virus prevention orientation for parents. He asked the parents to demonstrate how to properly wash their hands in a fun way which they can use to teach and remind their children. Coach John Rex briefly discussed the role of the parents in supporting the struggles of their children, especially during the pandemic.
The distribution was a success. The community leaders and beneficiaries followed the process with strict compliance with the local health protocol. Beneficiaries, FundLife staff, and community leaders ensure to maintain social distancing. Anybody who wants to enter the distribution area was also required to wear a face mask and face shield. They sanitize their hands in the entrance where their temperature was also checked. They also had to use a footbath upon entering the area.
Although the activity catered a large number, the beneficiaries appeared in batches (10 people per batch). Each batch was also scheduled at a different time (30 minutes maximum stay in distribution site). The initiative was supported by FundLife's development partner, Girl Rising, who in addition to supporting FundLife's COVID-19 relief programming, are working on regular programming with FundLife to protect, educate and empower girls.
Hands up to the strong tandem of the community leaders and FundLife!