Responding to CoronavirusCommon Good
In response the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Common Good is committed to doing all that we can as an organisation to continue to have an impact in the communities we serve, and to play our part in slowing the spread of the virus.
On Tuesday, 17 March, for the ongoing health and safety of our staff, beneficiaries and partner organisations, we moved to a remote working model. We realise that the global call for social distancing has a profound impact on our beneficiaries and we are feeling the pain of our teams not serving on the ground during this difficult time. The poor will be the hardest hit by COVID-19, as many cannot effectively self-isolate, only have access to public health care and are most likely to be the first to lose their jobs or their income. We are advising our beneficiaries to take precautions and follow the guidelines set out by Government. We are also publishing resources on COVID-19 – in particular, how we can connect and care for the most vulnerable during this time.
During this period, our staff are taking the opportunity to focus on intensive programme development – designing partnership models, curricula and strategy that will enable us to reach further and deeper into marginalised communities. Our leadership team is monitoring developments closely and is meeting frequently to manage and respond as appropriate. We all remain available via the usual email and telephonic channels.
These are uncertain and challenging times. In the wake of COVID-19, there will be an even greater need for the development sector to provide strength and support. We trust that you will continue to partner with us in unity and prayer as we seek to bring hope and opportunity to the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our society.
The Common Good Team