Sokehs schools receive generous donation of reusable masks from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Sokehs Municipal Government has been actively implementing their COVID-19 Preparedness Plan since it was created in March 2019, and one of the areas to prepare for was to find masks for all the students in the schools in Sokehs Municipality.  With handwashing stations already built at all public schools, the next important prevention mechanism to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is to wear a mask.

The Honorable Mr. Diopulos Diopulos, Member of the Sokehs Council –Vice Chairman on Committee on Health, Education & Social Affairs, wrote a letter to Elder Bill Davis, who heads the Humanitarian Aid office for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) out of the Guam Micronesia Service Center, requesting a donation of masks for the students of Sokehs public schools.  He told Elder Davis that “our students are facing a tremendous change in their learning,” and that “80-90% of students are not wearing masks” in schools.

Elder Davis’s reply came on Thursday October 15th with a visit to the Sokehs Chief Magistrate’s office by members of the local Mormon Church to provide a donation of 2,000 masks for the students of Sokehs Powe, RSP, Sekere, Pakin and Palikir Schools.  Each student will receive 2 masks from their school.  The Honorable Michael Lieman, Chief Magistrate of Sokehs, gratefully accepted the donation and thanked the LDS Church for responding to their request for assistance. 

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