Dear supporters, friends and family of Serendipity,
The last time you heard from us, we had started series of trainings for the women of Gadan, Tudun Fulani on good hygiene practices, water storage and filtration where it was done at the primary healthcare centre at the first instance and now we have taken it a step further right to their homes to have a better evaluation of the impact of the trainings thus far.
Habiba Abubakar, a nursing mother taught at the primary healthcare centre had set up training sessions for women and children twice weekly on good hygiene practices, "She quotes; what I learnt has made me more determined to teach my people on the proper way to wash hands, how and when to wash hands, keep our surroundings clean, good water storage and to always keep up with my own hygiene practice so i do not forget", and thus far trained additional ten more women master trainers from neighbouring villages like Yar Kuje, Layin Yar Mallam and Garun Gabas who will cascade knowledge learnt to their community members; Your generous donations has put a smile on the people of Gadan and the neighbouring communities because lessons learnt at the first trainings have been put to good use.
The next line of action will be trainings and awareness programmes on preventive measures of contracting water related diseases and Ebola virus due to susceptability of the region in order to create a wider impact; provision of water kegs to the women to store water inclusive of integration into the distribution/citation of water sources and policies within the local council.
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From our last report where we had cited three more additional hand pumps in addition to the two initial handpumps, we rehabilitated three tubewells where we put a covering on the tubewells to prevent dirts, elements and dusts from entering.
We thus far have embarked upon hygiene trainings for 50 women from the on set whence they are trained on good hygiene practices, water storage and filtration to purify their drinking water. The trainings were done at the primary healthcare centre where we were assured of getting a large pool of women; trainings were conducted during antenatal days and immunization days. We intend to train additional 350 women by the end of the year 2014.
During the course of our trainings, we guided some youths on how to channel the runoff water to nursery beds where they could plant onions, tomatoes, pepper, spinach and cabbage. Aminu (a youth in Amarzakawa ward in Gadan) aka 'Pele' has this to say in his own words; 'Tun da muka sami ruwan butsase ban taba sani cewa yamu iya amfani that ruwan da yake zubowa daga bakin har zuwa ga rani ba', amma yanzu na sani kuma ina godiya da wannan karin ilimi da muka samu. Translated (Since we had this handpump, I never knew i could channel the runoff water into a nursery bed until now, I am very much appreciative of this knowledge).
On the 22nd of March, we had a walk with the community members of Gadan and other communities where we serve to further press our demand for more access to water in rural communities by the state government; although it is not part of our tasks but we felt that you as our supporter need to know about everything we are doing for the community.
Our next phase will be continous trainings on hygiene, water filtration, provision of water kegs to the women to store water and children to take to school but most importantly inclusive of women in water distribution/citation and policies within the local council; we thus solicit for more support,funds from you for our trainings during this period as we have so many women to reach and thus create a wider impact.
Dear Supporter of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,
Since the last time you heard from us, we have been working hard to garner more funds to provide more water access to Gadan children and pleased to say that with your support, advice, generous donations we have been able to cite three additional hand pumps to the first two that you helped us with making a total of five handpumps which was our orginal target.
I am so proud and the children of Gadan with the entire community are so happy that with your support a wave of fresh air and developement has come into their community. Now that we have cited the hand pumps; we are embarking on trainings on good hygiene practices; provision of water containers to store their drinking water and trainings on good water storage, water filtration using local technology, skills to women on how to channel the slip off water to nursery beds that they can grow crops to sell at a reasonable price in order to alleviate poverty.
Until our project is fully funded, we will keep you updated on what is happening in our community in Gadan; our next phase is trainings and provision of water kegs and filters to purify their water thus we are asking for your continous support, generous donations to provide these items.
Thus far we have reduced the incidences of water related ailments from an initial 7 per 10 cases to 4 per 10 cases which I will say is as a result of provision to water sources and trainings thus far on good hygiene.
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Dear Supporters of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,
On our last progress report to you, we had trained 18 women on water filtration using technology of moringa seeds and sunrays with good hygiene practices. we also trained 21 children on how to wash their hands properly and the importance of using soap to wash their hands.
As a follow up to that we distributed water containers to the children as most of them did not have water containers to take to school, there is a notable differrence in the children as their appearance is clean and they have been practising good handwashing with soap.
For the next phase of our project we would like to cite two to three additional hand pumps and train the care givers of the orphans and vulnerable children we identified during the course of our previous trainings and visit to the community so that they can also have quick access to water, learn about cleanliness and good hygiene practices that will boost their immunity apart from the drugs that they are taking.
We would like you to support our project again and a great way to do so to end the success of what your donation has done for us thus far in year 2013 is during this season of love and giving. There are great incentives and giveaway prizes on up coming challenges by GlobalGiving such as gifts for good, matching donations from unique donors and recurring donations from donors who give three consecutive times. Tell your family, friends and networks about us and put a smile on a child.
Also please feel free to contact me with any question, comment or advice through our email address; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call us up between the hours of 9am - 5pm GMT on 234-803-590-5524, 234-802-308-3099. You can also arrange to visit the project site and meet with the commuinty and see the wonderful impact your kind donation has brought to the people.
Thank you once again for your interest and support.
Executive Director and Project Leader (SHF)
Dear SHF Supporters,
The last time you heard from us we had commissioned two handpumps which your kind donation and generousity has helped the children of Gadan have access to water.
Now, with your continued support we have had two separate trainings for the women and children on local water filtration and good hygiene practices within the past two months. We have trained the first batch of 18 women who will now cascade down this knowledge to other women. They were taught how to filter their water for drinking through the use of "Zogale" (Moringa seeds); Fatima Shuaibu a mother of five had this to say; "I never knew that zogale (moringa seeds) could be used to make water clean, now i clean up water which i put in bottles and sell to other women in my community at 50naira", Another trainee Indo Yushau also said; before now I only wash my hands with water without soap sometimes with ash but now having known that it is important to wash my hands everytime with soap, i will do so"
21 children from the two wards where the handpumps were cited were taught on how to wash their hands properly and the importance of using soap to wash their hands. A mini competition was done between the two wards to see which child will wash their hands the cleanest and Salaha Usman from Zauren Mallam won. She was rewarded with a trip to the Kano Zoological Garden. After the training, the children went home with washing up items such as bathing soap and washing soap.
As we have cited two handpumps and awareness of good hygiene practice has been established; for our next phase we would like to cite two more additional handpumps and train more women and children on good hygiene practices as during the course of our trainings we found out that there were orphans and vulnerable children who were affected by tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS that require close access to water to ease and boost their immunity.
We would like you to support our project again and a great way to do so is raise funds for us this month of September on a fundraising challenge through GlobalGiving.org as there are giveaway lovely prizes for our supporters who raise the most funds and unique donations; just click on the "Get Involved" tab and get started to create your own fundraising project on behalf of "Serendipity, Help a child project"; Tell your friends, family, network and help us put a smile on a child.
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