Dear Supporters, Friends, Family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,
The last time you heard from us we trained more women on good hygiene practices and we went on an advocacy visit to the local council on their pledge on Human Right for all to access water; We are glad to state that the pledge has been fulfilled through the provision of a new handpump in addition to the ones we had provided thus far. Two tube wells were also rehabilitated to increase the access to water in the community.
An impact assessment has been conducted last week by Independent consultants to the French Embassy in Nigeria to evaluate the change we had made in the community in terms of behaiviour change to hygiene and lessons learned. A link to the report will be posted as soon as it is ready.
Our work is progressing well but a lot still needs to be done hence we are requesting for your continous kind donations to help our cause especially now that the rains have come such that we can tap into rain water harvesting and trainings on cross cutting issues as a result of rains such as environment, hygiene, malaria and communicable diseases.
Your support as usual is highly appreciated but we ask for you to do more thus for further clarifications you can follow us on twitter SerendipityHea1, like our facebook page/serenhealthcare, connect with us on LinkedIn/SamirahFaruk or simply call us on +2348023083099
Dear Supporters, friends and Family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,
In tribute to our campaign for this years World Water Day theme; Human Right to Water and ensuring that our State government fulfills its promise; we embarked on a training for the women of Amarzaya, Gadan Tudun Fulani where even our elderly mothers were not left out on the training on water management and informing them of their right to secure clean drinking water from their local government council and also a discussion with the chairman on how far they had gone in keeping to their promise.
Hajia Dije a widow told us in our feedback report and I quote verbatim in the local Hausa language; "Ai ni ban taba tsamani cewa ruwa tsaftacewa dole karamar hukuma ce za su ba mu ba, amma yanzu na sani". (Transalation - I never knew that providing water for us in our community is our right but now I know).
Water Jugs were then distributed to the women where they were taught on keeping these jugs clean at all times; how to filter their drinking water using water guard and general hygiene practices
We then proceeded to the local government council where we had a discuss on the promise they made with our organisation a year ago on fulfilling the basic human right to water in rural communities.
However, we need your support to do more trainings, give water filtration (water guard), water containers to these women as survey we carried out shows that out of 15 households only 5 households have separate drinking jugs from the ones they use for other purposes and thus calling upon you especially on the 13th of May (bonus day) to donate to our cause as GlobalGiving will match any funds up to $1,000 that is you can donate any funds between $25 up to $1000 and get it matched guaranteed just click on our project and support our work on 13th of May.
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Dear supporters, friends and family of Serendipity,
Like we said in our previous report on how Taiba's life has changed so also we would talk about what the women of Gadan are doing to change their lives and stop poverty. We have excerpts of stories of what four women are doing to change their lives and the lives of other women in the community.
Hafsat is a mother of five children who with Maimuna, Ayeshetu and Hauwa took it upon themselves to form an association where all four of them are training women on water filtration using moringa seeds since being trained, collecting 100naira contribution from community members to purchase wash materials to give to widows, orphans and vulnerable children in their community. Because of transparency and accountability, they called upon us to help them in the distribution of the wash materials in order to show fairness at the local health centre. Hafsat coordinates the activities of the association they have formed while Maimuna and Ayeshetu run the trainings and Hauwa keeps the finances.
Hauwau on her own part is learning how to write so she can put down the names of the contributors; a task she says and quotes in Hausa Language translated; "Today, see me keeping monies from people and learning how to write, I never would have dreamed of doing this and I thank Almighty Allah for making this possible".
As a follow up to this laudable feat that these women have done; we took a survey of how the women have responded so far to all the trainings conducted if there was a positive behaiviour change to which we are pleased to say that though the change is gradual but there is a very good improvement to their hygiene practices.
However, we will continue with our line of trainings as well as provision of water kegs, water purifers and we request you to bring us up in your conversations, tell your family and friends about us, help us in anyway you can to improve our work and make our organisation grow.
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Since our last report, we have had series of trainings for the women and children of Gadan on good hygiene practices, water storage and filtration. However, our focus today will be on a girl named Taiba; see excerpts of her story.
Taiba is a ten year old girl; the first child out of a family of five, she lost her father when she was five years old and since then has not been able to continue her education because she has to help her mother look after her young ones, source for water and clean the house. Now that she has a water source close to her house she now has more time to finish her chores at home before rushing up to school, "She quotes in Hausa Language translated; I am grateful that we now have water in our community and close to my house, I am grateful to Almighty Allah and to this organisation for doing this wonderful thing", through your generous donations, Taiba's life has changed, she is a happier girl, full of life and wants to learn more to take care of her siblings and for this she says a big thank you and we are grateful for your continous support.
We will continue with our line of trainings as well as provision of water kegs, water purifers and we request you to bring us up in your conversations, tell your family and friends about us, help us in anyway you can to improve our work and make our organisation grow.
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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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