03 July 2020

UNICEF South Africa, COVID-19 and Pandora's box

A few months ago, nobody could have foreseen the world we now live in and what constitutes our new daily reality. This global pandemic - a.k.a. COVID-19 - has unlocked ‘Pandora’s box.’ The processes initiated to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus have generated a multitude of unforeseen complex issues and problems, exposing fault lines in our…, Active on-the-ground, As COVID-19 hit our shores, UNICEF South Africa responded with the #LittleHandsMatter campaign. Thanks to generous donations and donor support, the initiative to build permanent group handwashing stations at schools in under-resourced communities took on a life of its own.  father-washing-hands-of-son As lockdown levels left children unable to go…, Active behind-the-scenes, To ensure sustainability on-the-ground, UNICEF South Africa is actively involved behind-the-scenes in responding to COVD-19 humanitarian needs in all 9 provinces. Working with the Department of Basic Education, learners have had access to resources, educational content and lessons through radio, TV and the 2Enable online platform throughout the…, Active on social media, Social media platforms play a big role in awareness, public engagement and general transparency of a humanitarian organisation’s community involvement and commitment.  UNICEF South Africa’s presence on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter ensure public buy-in and accountability. Partnering and interacting with the broader public in every campaign…