The Ganglion Initiative’s mask-up and clean hands drive

Public secondary schools  resumed all over Nigeria  in September, but Nigeria is still battling with the Covid-19 epidemic. To our surprise, we found no preventive measures/provisions when we went on our routine school visits. Instead of complaining, we decided to take a bold step and we kick started two drives. The first is the mask-up drive which aims to provide as many reusable masks as possible while the second called the clean hands drive delivers hand washing units to secondary schools in Nigeria. In addition to this, we educate teachers and students on measures  to stay safe during the pandemic.

Impact in Numbers:

Phase 1:

  • At least 1000 masks
  • 7 hand washing units
  • 1200 lives protected

Phase 2:

  • 20-22 hand washing units
  • At lease 5650 lives protected
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Masks, physical distancing and hand washing has been shown to be pivotal in reducing the spread. We need to protect as many children and by extension, the community by at least providing students with a reusable face mask and also provide public secondary schools in Nigeria with hand washing stations/units. we realis that we can not at the moment provide a million masks to all school children but we are happy to take the first step. if you are interested in collaborating or being a part of this project, send an email to us ( or donate.

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So far, we have given out at least a 1000 masks, visited three schools, provided seven hand washing units and helping to protect 1,200 lives. This month we will visit 11 more schools and provide 20 to 22 additional hand washing units and we project that this will help to keep at least 5650 students safe.

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Schools Visited:

  • Loyola college, Ibadan
  • Holy Trinity, Ibadan
  • Bashorun High school, Ibadan

Next schools on our list:

  • Saint Anne’s school, Molete, Ibadan
  • Oluyole High school, ring road, Ibadan
  • Urban Day grammar school, Old-Ife road,Ibadan
  • Bashorun Ogunmola High school, Ibadan
  • Iworoko High school, Iworoki-Ekiti
  • Anglican High School, Ado-Ekiti
  • Muslim College, Ado-Ekiti
  • Bravford Assada Schools, Ado-Ekiti
  • Providence High School, Ado-Ekiti