Alimo started a social media campaign to feed teachers in private schools, she constituted a team to lobby and they have received support from a section of her followers.
FOOD RELIEF COVID-19
In a bid to help those hit hardest by the COVID-19 lockdown, a campaign was started in Gulu district to feed private school teachers. The campaign that was started last week by a 27-year-old Kimong Eveline Alimo, has seen over 500 teachers from private schools within Gulu municipality receive 10 kilograms of maize flour and 5 kilograms of beans.
Alimo started a social media campaign to feed teachers in private schools., she created a team to lobby and they have received support from a section of people.
The Gulu district local government linked her to Terebinth ministry which donated maize floor and beans enough to feed 500 teachers.
Alimo has a target of supporting 1,500 teachers in Gulu district.
William Lucima Openyto who has supported the campaign through mobilisation believes that teachers are very integral members of the society and if the government cannot feed the teachers, then schools should be reopened.
Terebinth ministries which has supported Alimo's campaign said, they would only be of support until the end of July.
Teachers seek government intervention
Even with support from Alimo's campaign, private teachers are still pushing for government intervention and support. Some teachers say they have not got any salaries for the last four months.
Adong Nancy a primary seven teacher at Hope of glory Christian school in Gulu municipality, says she has no source of income since the country was put under lockdown as a preventive measure to curb COVID-19.
Stranded and stressed, Adong, a teacher of the English language sent her three dependents back to the village to sustain herself in town as she anxiously waits for the end of the lockdown.
Despite the little they have received, Adong is calling upon the responsible authorities in government to step in and support them.