For the past two weeks, Cotton On KIDS stores in New Zealand have been asking customers to do one small thing – round up their purchases, donate a few dollars or cents and help us purchase bikes for healthcare workers in Uganda.
We’re very excited to share that we have raised enough money to purchase 11 bikes for the community, and it’s all thanks to our passionate Cotton On KIDS team and incredible customers!
Since 2007, we’ve focused on providing important healthcare programs to central communities in Southern Uganda, and this has included building two healthcare centres in Mannya and Busibo.
These facilities provide life saving medical support, advice and treatment to residents of both villages, covering a range of services including; immunisations for children, preventable diseases, maternity health, HIV testing, and nutrition education.
But the reality is that there are many other surrounding villages, which are quite remote. For the community members in these areas, it’s often impossible to visit the healthcare centres when they need medical attention. In fact, many people in rural Uganda have never have been to a health clinic or seen a doctor.
But we want to change that, through the provision of Village Health Team Mobile Visits.
The bikes purchased with the funds raised by Cotton On Kids NZ will give health professionals a cost effective, year-round mode of transport that will allow them to conduct home visits, covering a larger geographical area than they otherwise could achieve. This means they’ll reach more households and families, every single day.
Stay tuned as we bring you more details of future Round Up Rallies – and thank you once again for helping us bring healthcare to those who need it most.
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