The Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation's ongoing data clean-up and registration drive of widows under its social support programs has now reached a new community. This past Friday, the field team led an outreach event in the Red Pump neighborhood to begin capturing vital information on local widows there.
According to the Foundation’s Program Manager Kabineh Bengeh, engaging the sizable population of impoverished widows in Red Pump was a natural next step. "Through our work in other communities, it was clear this area also houses many vulnerable families who could greatly benefit from our services."
During the day-long registration, over 50 widows were met with to undergo needs assessments and enroll in the Foundation's digital database. Staff asked about demographics, living situations, income levels, healthcare access, child welfare, and other relevant details. For some attendees, it was also an opportunity to voice challenges and request specific aid.
"Some widows told us about their struggles in taking care of their families in such harsh economic conditions," said field officer Aruna Kamara. "Hearing first-hand challenges guides how we can best support them through upcoming programs."
Beneficiary Rachel Saffa endorsed the importance of staying registered. "Now the foundation will really understand the problems we face here. This can help them bring more help for us widows of Red Pump in the future."
With registration in Red Pump complete, the Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation continues making strides towards its goal of maintaining an up-to-date, comprehensive widow beneficiary database across multiple communities nationwide. A clean database ensures that the most at-risk demographics receive precisely targeted aid and empowerment resources.