Jul 13, 2018

Keeping them in School and Healthy

Millennial Girls
Millennial Girls

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

Kano, Nigeria has been grappling with water shortages since 1960 due to lack of adequate provision of access to water and sanitation facilities? Do you know that each day 1 child in 1000 dies of water related illnesses in communities in Kano?

It is on this premise, we at Serendipity decided that it is not only to provide access to safe clean drinking water but also to provide trainings to school age children on good hand washing and hygiene practices learning how to wash their hands properly, times at which to wash hands and keeping clean.

We took our campaign to Millennium Model School in Tarauni Local Governing council where we taught Grades 4 and 5 on how to wash their hands properly, keeping themselves clean and their environment clean. WASH materials was also distributed to them from your kind donations to ensuring children are clean and stay healthy to come to school.

 

We would continue with these trainings to two more schools before the year runs out to keep to our goal of ensuring school age children know the right way to wash their hands and distribute WASH materials to them. The best way for us to achieve this is your continued support to our project especially during the upcoming campaign of GG Rewards Bonus Day on the 18th of July, 2018 where funds donated will be matched at 50% while matching funds remain because YOU believe in our cause and are a partner in making the lives of children in rural communities of Kano better.    

 

To learn more about our work, check out our website on www.serendipityhealthcare.ngo become our friend on Facebook/serenhealthcare, LinkedIn/samirahfaruk and follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or send us an email for any enquiry or advice.

Best Regards,

Abubakar Sadiq

WASH Materials distributed to the kids
WASH Materials distributed to the kids
Community School
Community School
Washing their hands effectively
Washing their hands effectively
Teaching them to wash hands well
Teaching them to wash hands well
Millennials
Millennials

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Jun 25, 2018

Bringing relief to children in need

Hand pump installed
Hand pump installed

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

At serendipity we know how communities are battling with the search for water with children walking great miles to search for this sometimes elusive water but that is why we are here; to serve and to ensure that your every donation goes towards uplifting the plight of those children.

This informed our providing additional source of safe clean drinking water to a new community called Sabon Ungwar after a first line stakeholder’s visit to the community where we discussed matters that affect their socio economic well being.

What we found out was that the community had three sources of water, two uncovered tube wells and a pond for a population of 795 (last census of 2006) which led to a recent outbreak of cholera that claimed 7 lives.    

A handheld Indian Mark II water pump was installed just before the rains commenced in order for us to have a good reading and now the community have access to safe clean drinking water rather than the unsafe water they were previously using for all their chores and drinking.

As part of our goal to ensure good hygiene and hand washing practices aside from provision of water sources, we intend to continue with trainings for  school age children within the community as well as distribution of washing materials. This will be run together with our meeting up of target of 50 women by the end of the last quarter on the use of hydrophonics from the run off water to cater for their livestock.

 We have worked in two communities Kundundu Fawa Dango and Tofa which transited into the use of hydrophonics and the actualization of women using the provision of access to water and training to becoming empowered and assisting their families. We are hoping to do so in this new community Sabon Ungwar.Will you help us to succeed on this? Your donation towards provision of access to water in rural communities in Northern Nigeria will not only help a child through good hand washing and hygiene practices but empower women also through the use of hydrophonics thus creating a source of income.

To learn more about our work, check out our website on www.serendipityhealthcare.ngo become our friend on Facebook/serenhealthcare, LinkedIn/samirahfaruk and follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or send us an email for any enquiry or advice.

Best Regards,

Abubakar Sadiq

Engineer getting a good location
Engineer getting a good location
One of the open tube wells used
One of the open tube wells used
Another tube well
Another tube well
Third water source in Sabon Ungwar
Third water source in Sabon Ungwar
State of the well being used that caused illness
State of the well being used that caused illness

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Jun 4, 2018

Breaking new grounds

Badariya and her ITN
Badariya and her ITN

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

From the last time you heard from us, we were to transition into two new rural communities in Kumbotso and Gezawa Local Governing Council in Kano, Nigeria by providing them Insecticide Treated Nets, first line malaria drugs and health education on environmental cleanliness and home management of malaria when the doctor is not around. We were only able to achieve entry into Gezawa Local Governing Council where we had town hall meetings with all stakeholders inclusive of the district head, women group and the local community based organization to best understand the community needs.

30 Insecticide Treated Nets were given to children with a talk on the importance of them sleeping underneath it with their families to reduce incidences of cases of malaria. Malaria Spot Checks were conducted and first line drugs administered to them for the 10 children tested four of them had malaria.

The next phase of our campaign is to introduce a school curriculum on malaria, we have developed as a guide for the children in the community school towards achieving total prevention of malaria. We hope to achieve entry into Kumbotso Local Governing Council within the next couple of days in breaking new grounds again.

Through your kind donations, we have been able to achieve all of this and hope to scale up our activities with your continued support, kind words and donations in ending malaria in rural communities in Kano, Nigeria.

You can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1, like our Facebook page on /serenhealthcare, LinkedIn/samirahfaruk or send us an email at serenhealthcare@gmail.com to know more about our work.

Also check out our website on www.serendipityhealthcare.ngo


Best,

Fatima Lawani

BOT member with some of the children
BOT member with some of the children
Musa with his ITN too
Musa with his ITN too
Hafsat isnt left out too
Hafsat isnt left out too

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