Congratulations to Nneoma Uzoka: Winner of The Princewill’s Trust March 2020 Help A Hard Worker Contest
I think it is pertinent to use this medium to appeal to every one of us to start the victory march against the Covid 19 virus from within. Each of us must play our part. My health is your health and vice versa. We are all interconnected.
What we have learnt from the rest of the world tells us that one person carrying the virus can infect several people before that one person can even display any symptoms. So self-isolation, social distancing and very good hygiene makes a very very big difference. The best advice from me to you is STAY HOME, avoid going out and lay low unless you have a critical reason not to. Follow the advice of the government and the healthcare professionals and please please please, do not gamble with your life. You only have one. What you are looking for outside could kill you or someone close to you.
Here in Princewills Trust, we and the team have had to make changes to our laid down processes to protect our team and the wider community in which we operate. The first is we have had to do electronic transfers and present prizes virtually, so as to protect lives. The second is we will postpone the Help a Hardworker competition until full freedom of movement has been restored. Our inability to fully vet nominees means that it would be impossible to carry on in its current format. We will use this period to refocus on awareness and reorientation with a focus on positive messaging.
A similar programme to the Help a Hardworker that had already been scheduled to start in April, will go ahead though. It will be called Help a Smart worker and will be restricted to political allies with exceptionally novel small business ideas. It will be based strictly online so it can survive Coronavirus. Whenever its sister programme is restored, they will run alongside each other side by side.