FOOD SUPPORT, HYGIENE, WATER, SANITATION & RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION
SINGLE OBJECTIVE/GOAL OF THE PILLAR:
To create a community impact resource guide that seeks to assist humanitarian support to communities we serve across the continent most harshly affected by the COVID 19 virus.
CALL TO ACTION:
Mobilising the YPO network to maximise the impact of member services and sustainable support to projects serving communities across the continent.
Developing a catalogue of vetted projects that YPO businesses can support in various geographies.
Publish best practices documents related to community impact for members to access.
Leveraging resources and coordinating operations of members to maximise impact.
Projects identified by April 15.
Publishing of Best practice documents by April 15 - ongoing.
Leveraging of resources – ongoing.
Mobilising efficient and effective community responses through the YPO network and it’s members, to maximise the impact of relief efforts offered to the most vulnerable communities affected by COVID-19
Fellow YPO Africa members, we truly appreciate all you are doing to assist your nations at this time. We know that there are hundreds of responses being carried out at community level by YPOer lead companies and through YPOer driven initiatives, we applaud these efforts and encourage these to continue. As YPO leaders we are called to such a time as this, to do all we can to limit unemployment and to extend a helping hand to our vulnerable communities. If we all do what we can in this regard, the suffering, pain and negative impacts of this virus will be reduced. In South Africa, we have identified key YPOer driven initiatives that cover the key areas of food, hygiene, water, and sanitation, we would like to use as the primary channel of the Community Response Pillar so members can maximise their efforts through well-established partners who operate sustainable and efficient programmes with national reach. Please provide your support to these initiatives wherever possible. In other African countries, we encourage that champions be identified and similar initiatives promoted, we are here to support you and assist as best we can.