COVID-19 Projects

The CcHUB Funding and Design Support for COVID-19 Projects

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic and its related consequences in other sectors of various economies across the globe, CcHUB is looking to fund and provide research and design support, via their Design Lab, for COVID-19 related projects.

CcHUB is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. The HUB is a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria.

Funding and Design Support for COVID-19 Projects

If you are already working on a COVID-19 related project or have an idea, with the capability to build out the solution with available resources from CcHUB, these include, but not limited to, projects in the following areas: 

  • Last-mile communication: educating the public and ensuring the right information reaches even remote locations.
  • Support for the infected and the most vulnerable in society.
  • Local production of essential medical supplies 
  • Support for our food value chain, from producers to consumers, in the event of movement restrictions.

The projects can be focused on a particular African country, the African continent or the world at large.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are advised to fill out the form below and CcHUB will be in touch with you;

Click here to Apply

Funding

13 thoughts on “The CcHUB Funding and Design Support for COVID-19 Projects

  1. Edyegu Stephen on Reply

    The Youth With A Focus Teso (YWAFT) is a grassroots, youth-led, nonpartisan, nonprofit, Community-Based Youth Organization (CBO) established in Soroti, Eastern Uganda. Following the current spread of COVID-19, we would like to be part of the global partners fighting to stop the spread of COVID-19.

  2. Alfred Masereka on Reply

    Sebwe Sustainable Farmers Initiative (SeSuFI) is a community based Organization (CBO) located in the proximity of Mubuku irrigation scheme and some of its beneficiaries are farmers within the scheme. However, the organization also involve out growers on an individual basis. Sebwe Sustainable Farmers Initiative (SeSuFI) is a farmers oriented organization aiming at transforming lifestyles of women and Youth through commercial farming in order to achieve social development and community development in the long run. The Mubuku irrigation settlement scheme in Kasese District.Now engaged in our communities in fighting COVID-19.During the global fight on the pandemic, we would love to be partners in fighting COVID-19.

  3. Bwambale Vincent on Reply

    Hallo management? Am Vincent from Kasese district in Uganda/Africa adressing to you a miserable situation here in kasese district over the street children (especially those with no homes) who are deeply suffering in this period of coronavirus.
    The government has put policies that have totally hindered these children’s ways of living where every body was commanded to stay at home without any provission of any foodstaff. These are children who survived on other people passing and working along streets which have been closed and most of these children are homeless. Every human seen moving around the town is being caned siriously by army men and because of these children having nowhere to stay and get food, they end up being the victims of suffering.
    On my own, i managed to get seven of them to my house since they lie under 3 to 5 years and they can’t manage to hide from army but still the big number is the one remaining. So my question of request is; Am i allowed to apply for help towards these suffering souls? If this does not meet your creteria, how do you advise or help me? When i tried to talk to the people in powers, the answer was “if the nomal people are crying of hang how do you expect the government to facilitate first the street and disadvantaged ones”
    Am Bwambale Vincent a photographer in kasese district.

  4. Mwanje Jolem on Reply

    Impact Health Organisation seeks to respond to COVID-19 by providing gender response services particularly on Gender Based Violence, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Reproductive Health, among 20,000 women and 15,000 girls’ affected by COVID-19 in Uganda. The project seeks to work with 5 community women organizations to mitigate Covid-19 related Gender Based Violence, Mental Health and Reproductive Health issues. The proposed targeted activities include training of health and police officer community women led organizations’ Leaders/Members, to provide help to victims of gender based violence, provide public health education messages on GBV prevention and reproductive health, counseling services and support services such as transport to vulnerable women and girls and lastly to provide protection and instruction if needed (PPE ie. gloves and masks, gowns and protective lenses) to health workers.

  5. Viola Nambi on Reply

    Blessed…and humbled to be writing this. I would live to help out the youth and widowed in acquiring skills that will help them especially after this Pandemic.
    However, i have the knowledge hands on but need funding. The areas around mubende district do not have such opportunities and I would love to share my proposal with concerned to help out the youth and widowed during this trying time.

  6. Jerry on Reply

    Well in from Uganda, I’m Kato Jerry working with a local based organization (Nonprofit) called Single Parents Community Development Program (SPCDP). We have been looking for funding for a project that is centered around value addition of the final product after converting the by-product in to it’s final stage. The final product helps boost environmental conditions to sustain human life and will also contribute towards vast employment opportunities to citizens that is from out growers, industry, distribution and lastly on desk collar; most especially the vulnerable and those affected by COVID 19 (laid off from their previous jobs) due to adherence to presidential directives (lockdown). My prayer is that we get the funding before lockdown is presumed fully dismissed in order to work on the first phase (most important) with the rightful labour required so that at the end of the lockdown towards the end of the first phase, their will be vast employment as people are getting ready to resume their day to day activities which people will be the ones will employ in large numbers.
    We are done with the fundamental stages that is drafting of a report showing the problem statement, implementation plan as well as the budget for purposes of transparency to ensure funds are allocated to the rightful arrears.

  7. Nickson omondi on Reply

    Hi, my name is Nickson Omondi a community health worker and a member of kamukunji parallegal trust (KAPLET).. we have been working and helping the most vulnerable persons for the past 15years in the communities,mostly in the northern part of kenya which is arid and semi arid areas who includes the old,refugees,assylum seekers,women and children…we have been providing education, both socio-economic and political about their rights..for now we are being faced with funding problem since there is flooding,both locust and polio invasion,instability,insecurity,unemployment,poverty and now corona virus pandemic,hence we need help so as to cushion the pandemic.

  8. Joab misula on Reply

    Hello am JOAB MISULA from Korogocho slums under HASI(HELP A SOCIETY INITIATIVE) NAIROBI…which is new and we are ready to work with you during this covid 19 period and be part to sensitize the slums and remote areas to sanitize and wash hands with soaps and running water keenly …and we also help in cleaning there immediate enviroment..i.e ditches,dumping of wastes and proper hygiene and sanitasion

  9. Vincent Olema on Reply

    This is good opportunity to support support compact COVID-19 at Imvepi Refugee Settlement Camp, Arua district. I am Vincent Olema, I am telecom Engineer. We would like to support the refugee camp by making Foot-operated Sanitizer/water Stand, Face masks and making liquid soap to be used in the refugee camp communities. The products will be make by the Tailors, Technician and some community members drawn from the refugee population. They will be trained and empower them with skills of making masks, foot operated water/sanitizer stands. The project will be 7 months and sustainability will be effected by the refugee camp management.

  10. Ojok richard on Reply

    Hope for African disabled persons and orphans organization Uganda local NGOs base in GULU Uganda support orphans with food Relief and hand washing container to each of orphans and distribute food items to orphans in GULU Uganda.
    If given Orppounity to served orphans with food Relief and hand washing container and save theirs life from covid19 pandemic in GULU Uganda.
    All funds given by your organization will be accounted .
    Recently we got fund from love without boundaries USA to purchase food items to orphans and we account for all fund they send to us.
    I look forward for your response .
    Regards.
    Ojok Richard

  11. Milton Opoya on Reply

    My name is Milton Opoya , from Uganda , Africa.
    With Due Respect and Humanity, I was compelled to write to you under
    ahumanitarian ground .

    African Child In Need is charitable, Non – Governmental
    Organization, Non – political, Non – Sectarian, Non- profit making.
    It is registered with National NGO Board with registration number
    S.5914/6968.

    Messages encouraging the general public to frequently wash their hands
    with soap and clean water are among those that are disseminated
    worldwide to combat COVID-19.

    Among those messages is frequent hand washing with soap and water. The
    practice of hand washing with soap and clean water is one of the
    cheapest, easiest and most important ways to prevent the spread of
    corona virus.

    But what happens to those children, families and communities that have
    no access to the much-needed soap and clean water? For many, soap is a
    luxury and for others even the basic water and hygiene facilities
    remain scarce. The risk of catching the disease among these groups is
    high.

    With the gradual lifting of the lock down in Uganda, water, sanitation
    and hygiene interventions are critical. As such, African Child In Need
    is supporting with provision of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    supplies like soap, detergents, hand sanitizers, chlorine and hand
    washing stations for health facilities, families and communities at
    risk. The supplies are dispatched to the districts to benefit the most
    disadvantaged communities.

    It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything we are hearing about
    corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) right now. It’s also
    understandable if our children are feeling anxious, too. Children
    find it difficult to understand what they are hearing from other
    people – so they are particularly vulnerable to feelings of anxiety,
    stress and sadness. But we need to have an open, supportive discussion
    with the children to help them understand, cope and even make a
    positive contribution for others.

    Messages encouraging the general public to frequently wash their hands
    with soap and clean water are among those that are disseminated
    worldwide to combat COVID-19. Among those messages is frequent hand
    washing with soap and water. The practice of hand washing with soap
    and clean water is one of the cheapest, easiest and most important
    ways to prevent the spread of corona virus.

    But what happens to those children, families and communities that have
    no access to the much-needed soap and clean water?
    For many, soap is a luxury and for others even the basic water and
    hygiene facilities remain scarce. The risk of catching the disease
    among these groups is high.

    With the gradual lifting of the lock down in Uganda, water, sanitation
    and hygiene interventions are critical. As such,African Child In
    Need’s is supporting the kids with provision of water, sanitation and
    hygiene (WASH) supplies like soap, detergents, hand sanitizers,
    chlorine and hand washing stations for health facilities, families and
    communities at risk. The supplies are dispatched to the districts to
    benefit the most disadvantaged communities.

    1 Ask open questions and listen
    Started by inviting vulnerable children to talk about the issue.
    Find out how much they already know and follow their lead. If they are
    particularly young and haven’t already heard about the outbreak, you
    may not need to raise the issue – just take the chance to remind them
    about good hygiene practices without introducing new fears.

    We make sure children are in a safe environment and allow kids to
    talk freely. Drawing, stories and other activities may help them to
    open up a discussion.

    Most importantly, we don’t minimize or avoid their concerns. We are
    sure to acknowledge their feelings and assure them that it’s natural
    to feel scared about these things. Demonstrate that you’re listening
    by giving them our full attention, and make sure they understand that
    they can talk to us and their teachers whenever they like.

    2 Be honest: explain the truth in a child-friendly way
    Children have a right to truthful information about what’s going on in
    the world, but adults also have a responsibility to keep them safe
    from distress. Use age-appropriate language, watch their reactions,
    and be sensitive to their level of anxiety.

    We also show children how to cover a cough or a sneeze with their
    elbow, we explain that it’s best not to get too close to people who
    have those symptoms, and ask them to tell us if they start to feel
    like they have a fever, cough or are having difficulty breathing.

    4.Offer reassurance

    When we’re seeing lots of troubling images on TV or online, it can
    sometimes feel like the crisis is all around us. Children may not
    distinguish between images on screen and their own personal reality,
    and they may believe they’re in imminent danger.
    We help children cope with the stress by making opportunities for
    them to play and relax, when possible. We keep regular routines and
    schedules as much as possible, especially before they go to sleep, or
    help create new ones in a new environment.

    If they are experiencing an outbreak in their area, we remind the
    children that they are not likely to catch the disease, that most
    people who do have corona virus don’t get very sick, and that lots of
    adults are working hard to keep their family safe.

    5. Check if they are experiencing or spreading stigma

    The outbreak of corona virus has brought with it numerous reports of
    racial discrimination around the world, so it’s important to check
    that that children are neither experiencing nor contributing to
    bullying.

    We explain to them that corona virus has nothing to do with what
    someone looks like, where they are from or what language they speak.
    If they have been called names or bullied at school, they should feel
    comfortable telling an adult whom they trust.

    We remind children that everyone deserves to be safe at home and at
    school. Bullying is always wrong and we should each do our part to
    spread kindness and support each other.

    6. Look for the helpers

    It’s important for children to know that people are helping each other
    with acts of kindness and generosity.

    Share stories of health workers, scientists and young people, among
    others, who are working to stop the outbreak and keep the community
    safe. It can be a big comfort to know that compassionate people are
    taking action.

    We request you to help us support with food COVID-19 food relief ,
    soap , sanitizers and detergents to prevent corona virus .

    Sincerely,
    Milton Opoya
    African Child In Need ,
    P.O.BOX 33467 Kampala Uganda , Africa.
    Tel : +256 780 915 836
    http://www.afriacnchildinneedug.org

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