Distributed Supplies Warm Hearts , Mutual Efforts Made to Protect Children

Five-year-old Daqing sat on a stool, his one hand carrying a friend, his other hand pointing the forehead thermometer against the forehead of his friend. After a "beep", the test was done. It was green, which meant the temperature was normal. Daqing is a kid from one of the welfare institutions in Tianjin. This was the first time he saw the forehead thermometer and also his first time to use it.

Five-year-old Daqing (in blue) used the forehead thermometer to test his friend’s temperature.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the welfare institution has placed great emphasis over pandemic control and put the life safety and health of the kids in first place. But no one anticipated that the pandemic would continue for such a long time. One month after the pandemic outbreak, the supplies in the center were running out. Every time the child-care workers came to collect disinfection supplies, they could see that the part of the warehouse where the supplies were kept gradually became empty and those workers in charge of supplies also told them over and over again that none of the supplies should be wasted and this was the most effective weapon to protect children's health. When World Vision delivered the supplies, all workers receiving it smiled, believing with so many supplies, they could surely safeguard all kids.

World Vision takes practical actions to fulfill its social responsibility, and actively participates in the charity donation. The charity supplies donated to the welfare institution include hand sanitizers, disinfectants and forehead thermometers. World Vision also encourages people to tide over difficulties and jointly win the pandemic prevention and control battle.

▲The welfare institution received the protective gear provided by World Vision.

We dilute large bottles of 84 disinfectant into small spray bottles and use it for spraying and wiping the activity rooms of the baby rooms, floors, door handles, rehabilitation equipment, toys and so on, creating a clean and tidy activity space for children; before feeding, helping kids to drink and changing their diapers, all workers will clean their hands. Because they have to attend so many children each time, they have to wash their hands as quickly as possible and this problem is solved by hand sanitizers. With hand sanitizers, workers can clean and sanitize their hands, as well as take good care of children, while in the meantime cross-infection can be prevented.

▲Before used it, the caregivers diluted large bottles of 84 disinfectant into small spray bottles and use it.

▲The caregiver used the disinfectants for spraying and wiping the activity rooms of the baby rooms, floors, door handles, rehabilitation equipment, toys and so on, creating a clean and tidy activity space for children.

Among all the donated supplies, what surprised us most was the forehead thermometer. When I held one forehead thermometer and asked the kids, "Do you know what this is?" Some said they didn't know, others said they were small pistols. I said, "It does look like a pistol. Guess what it's used for?" Daqing asked, "Is it a meter?" "Well, it's very close. It is indeed a meter used for measuring temperatures, but it's called a forehead thermometer. Now let's try to use it to take temperature. Do you want to try?" I asked the kids. Daqing said, "Okay, let's try it." I taught Daqing how to measure the temperature with the forehead thermometer and he carefully took the temperature of his friend. Curious and smiling, all kids helped each other measure temperatures, and our first forehead thermometer test was happily completed.

▲The caregiver from the beneficiary welfare institution used the forehead thermometer to test Daqing’s (in blue) temperature.

The forehead thermometer is very convenient and fast to use. The previous mercury thermometers took around 3 minutes to measure the temperature of each child. In the meantime, the thermometer felt cool under the armpit and kids couldn't move, so many children are extremely uncooperative; now with forehead thermometer, we only need to point it against the forehead, and the temperature reading immediately appears, which improves work efficiency and saves time. It is as beautiful as a small pistol so all children are willing to accept the measurement.

▲The caregiver from the beneficiary welfare institution used the forehead thermometer to test children’s temperature.

▲The protective gear has been used in the welfare institution.

▲The caregiver used the disinfectants for spraying and wiping the activity rooms of the baby rooms, floors, door handles, rehabilitation equipment, toys and so on, creating a clean and tidy activity space for children.

During the pandemic outbreak, love has no boundary. This donation not only brings warmth and strength to our welfare institution but also provides a guarantee for the prevention and control work within the center. We believe that under the joint efforts of everyone, we will be able to build a strong safety net for children, work together to win this battle against pandemic, and let the children take off their masks as soon as possible to stand in the bright sun! (Written by Liu Hongpo, a caregiver at the welfare institution)

 

If you are interested to be involved in the COVID-19 response, please go to WV China's website in Hong Kong -  www.wvchina.org

For more information, please contact:

Jonathan Su, Director of Resource Development, World Vision China
Mobile: +86-155 8708 7042
Email: jonathan_su@wvi.org

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