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    Putting a fun twist on social distancing

    Day 87

    Smiles on Benches and Faces

    Today our COVID-19 brings us to El Neem, Health Facility in the Internally Displaced (IDP) Camp in East Darfur, Sudan.

    During these difficult times the team wanted to come up with a way to Spark Joy while ensuring that our customers observe social and physical distancing! Our team came up with a wonderful idea of drawing smiley faces as demarcations for spacing in the facility.

    The idea behind using smiley faces is to lighten up our customer’s mood and remove fear when they visit the facility during these hard times. Besides the floor, the team also marked the sitting benches in the facility using colored sprays.

    Taking the lead, Dr. Badreldin Abduelnabi who has been working with Alight in El Neem facility, as the Maternal and Child Health Technical Coordinator applauded the idea – saying “this approach supports our health facility front line staff and clients alike by providing safety.”

    Excited by the process of marking, Halima Yahia, a visiting customer couldn’t hide her joy as she constantly looked on. When the team asked her what she felt about the marking – she said “these marks will help us be more organized, and feel safe. I felt embarrassed in the past to ask someone sitting so close to me to space out a bit, but with these, we will all feel comfortable. I hope we continue using them even after COVID-19”.

    This change made possible by Tradition Capital Bank.

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