Additional safety supplies for protection against COVID-19 handed over to all schools in Georgia
GORI, Georgia, 28 October 2021 – UNICEF continues to support the Government of Georgia in creating a safe learning environment for children, teachers and school administrators throughout the country. SARAYA Co. Ltd. from Japan donated 140 tons of alcohol-based hand sanitizers to UNICEF Georgia to reinforce emergency response interventions. UNICEF has handed over the supplies to the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, to be further distributed to all schools throughout the country. The supplies will provide additional support to the Ministry and will complement its ongoing efforts to ensure safe school environments.
The handover event at Gori Public School No. 3 was attended by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia - Ms. Eka Dgebuadze, H.E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan - Mr. Imamura Akira, Deputy Governor of Shida Kartli, Abel Abesadze, and UNICEF Representative in Georgia - Dr. Ghassan Khalil.
The protective supplies will help educators and school administrators across Georgia to mitigate virus transmission risks in educational institutions. The hand sanitizers will be distributed to public schools across Georgia through education resource centres and will be added to existing school safety supplies.
The purpose of distributing hand sanitizer to schools is to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of sickness among children and school personnel, since they have returned to schools. Use of the product will support creating a safe learning environment for children, teachers and school administrators, and ensure continued access to face-to-face learning for every child.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
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