Hygiene kits to public buses

Bus drivers receiving their kits from World Vision
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PUBLIC buses in Honiara are now able to apply proper hygiene practices on their daily services as USAID has made that possible through its funding that enable World Vision to freely distribute hygiene kits to them.

A total of seventy-seven buses in Honiara has been identified to benefit from the project. Twenty-five Public buses in Auki and three in Kirakira Township will also be benefiting from that BHA COVID 19 project anytime soon.

Yesterday, World Vision Solomon Islands has started the distribution of the hygiene materials to bus owners in Honiara which including hand sanitizers, masks, hand gloves and more.

Speaking to bus owners whom first turned up to receive their kits at World Vision Country Office, BHA COVID 19 Project Manager Philp Diau urged them to use the kits during their public bus services. 

“The project is mainly on hygiene practices. The first component includes building of WASH stations to schools where also including soap distributions and the second component is the support to public buses. Churches and communities in Malaita, Temotu and Guadalcanal are also benefiting from the project,” Mr Diau explained.

Mr Diau also emphasized that COVID 19 preparedness is every body’s business, thus hygiene practices must always upheld.

Saint Saga from Guadalcanal Province upon receiving the hygiene kits yesterday said the kits will indeed improve hygiene practices in his bus.

“I am thankful for World Vision and USAID for this support because the kits will really improve hygiene practices in my bus,” Mr Saga said.

Meanwhile, Michael Tofe said, the free support of the kits will reduce the burden for them to purchase the hygiene kits for some time.

“When we practicing hygiene in our buses, we are also help to advocating for good hygiene practices which is very important, many people regard hygiene as not important but that is a very important thing for everyone to do especially for our children to learn from us and continue on to their lives,” he said.