CSR Network Zimbabwe joins the COVID-19 fight

by Editorial Team
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The CSR Network Zimbabwe, a body which promotes corporate social responsibility and organises the annual Regional and National Environmental, Responsible Business and CSR Awards, is mobilising for facemasks for donation to vulnerable members of the society.

In a statement last week, CSR Network Zimbabwe indicated that initiative, whose budget is US$45 000 and is targeting to secure at least 300 000 face masks, was part of its activities to commemorate the 2021 World CSR Day on 18 February 2021.

“As the country grapples with Covid 19 pandemic fight, the CSR Network Zimbabwe members together with other stakeholders as part of 2021 World CSR Day Commemorations would like to take a lead role in supporting government efforts to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus which is wreaking havoc across our communities particularly the vulnerable of society,” the network said.

“The project which will run under the theme, “Responding to the COVID 19 Pandemic “MASK UP ZIMBABWE CAMPAIGN”, is meant to promote the prevention and containment of the Covid 19 pandemic with a particular focus on the elderly, children, women, disabled and other disadvantaged members of our society,” read part of the statement.

CSR Network Zimbabwe highlighted that the campaign would include the promotion of awareness of wearing of masks as a way of protection rather than to averting arrests from the police. It stated that the initiative had been prompted by the fact that although masking up was mandatory, some members of the society could not afford to buy face masks.

“In light of the above, CSR Network Zimbabwe members and stakeholders will jointly mobilize resources towards the production of face masks for onward distribution to the less privileged who cannot afford descent face masks to protect themselves. We have observed with concern that as much as it is mandatory in Zimbabwe to mask up the majority of our people are failing to get the masks prompting them to use unimaginable and most often health risk materials just to cover their faces,” the network said.

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