Sep 30, 2019

Reducing Malaria in Rural Communities

One of the children being given an ITN
One of the children being given an ITN

Dear Supporters, Family and Friends of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

With the rains that have commenced, cases of malaria in our rural communities have increased at an alarming rate with malaria related illness at 5 out of 10 outpatient cases seen (Amarzakaya Primary Healthcare Centre, August 2019). This orchestrated our organization to intensify efforts to reduce malaria in our rural communities. The strategy we used for our intensified campaign was the re – distribution of Insecticide Treated Nets to the families we had previously given and also to ten additional new families.

Malaria education was conducted for these families to re- emphasize the importance of sleeping under Insecticide Treated Nets, keeping the surroundings clean free from stagnant water especially this period of the rains was also an initiative we have taken to reduce deaths from complications of malaria in our communities.

Schools have resumed and thus we are embarking on our Stop Malaria campaign to the community schools where we would have a two weeks programme on malaria education to further stress on the importance of sleeping under Insecticide Treated Nets and keeping the environment clean.

We realize that so much more needs to be done to cover more communities and these are the followings ways to which we can reach out to these communities, one of which is your continued donations and support to distribute more Insecticide Treated Nets, create a rewards scheme for pregnant mothers to access quality healthcare and ITNs, residual indoor spraying and rapid diagnostic test kits to test community members.

You can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or Facebook/serenhealthcare or LinkedIn/samirahfaruk to learn more about our work

Best Regards,

Nmatullah Umar

Another happy collector
Another happy collector
Re iterating the need to sleep under ITNs
Re iterating the need to sleep under ITNs

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Sep 4, 2019

A breath of fresh air

One of the children in Dausayi
One of the children in Dausayi

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

Our Campaign of “One Community” at a time took us to Dausayi, a community we discovered with virtually little or no access to safe clean drinking water, their source of water is a pond, two open tube wells and one hand pump that stopped working for the past one and a half year, pursuant to our vision to provide access to water for the vulnerable and orphans in rural communities of Northern Nigeria in line with fulfilling SDG Goal 6, our campaign is centered on rehabilitating broken down hand pumps, installing covers for the tube wells and new hand pumps and ventilated improved pit latrines in schools and market square.

During the just concluded Little by Little campaign, with your kind donation we were able to fix the only hand pump in Dausayi  community and it was a big relief with so much joy from the children to have water that is clean and safe for drinking.

We have till date rehabilitated a total of 5 handpumps in two communities thus far providing succor and relief. We are grateful for the confidence you have reposed in us to provide access to safe clean drinking water to communities in Kano and to carry on the good work. We intend to achieve before the year end to installed three new hand pumps and rehabilitate five more hand pumps in two more additional communities in Tofa and Kumbotso Local Governing Council after which we will go into hygiene trainings to ensure the communities are knowledge in good hygiene practices to prevent water borne diseases.

 

However, we can only do this with your continued support and kind donations such that the dire straits we are currently in will be a thing of the past and we achieve 65% of access to water and sanitation. We say a BIG THANK YOU thus far for your kind donations and support to our cause being 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 at serenhealthcare@gmail.com.

Best Regards,

Abubakar Sadiq

Children all happy for the hand pump
Children all happy for the hand pump
Joy unlimited
Joy unlimited

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Jul 19, 2019

Getting water as simple as ABC

A breath of fresh air
A breath of fresh air

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

In continuation of our vision to provide access to water for the vulnerable and orphans in Amarzakaya community in Ungogo council in Kano and based on the recent fact finding mission where we conducted on the total number of hand pumps available, total functional hand pumps, total available Ventilated Improved pit Latrines in the school and market square in Amarzakaya.

Since the last report, we have visited the community to rehabilitate two more hand pumps for the community making it a total of four hand pumps fully operational thus providing succor and relief to the women and children who prior to now have crossed great miles to source for safe clean drinking water. With our resolve that 100% of your funds donated goes to providing access to water for rural communities, we work assiduously to ensure this is a promise we keep always. We are thus grateful to being part of a community that believes that everyone should have access to water and for the faith reposed in us to carry on with the good works of ensuring access to water.

 

In this month of July, and in the coming months, we will fund clean water for additional 350 people in the community. With supporters like you, the impact you create cannot be underestimated and finding safe clean drinking water is as easy as ABC.

The July GG Rewards Bonus Day has come and gone and we say a BIG THANK YOU for your kind donations and support to our cause being 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 at serenhealthcare@gmail.com.

Best Regards,

Abubakar Sadiq

One of the hand pumps before it was fixed
One of the hand pumps before it was fixed
Second hand pump fixed
Second hand pump fixed
Discuss with the women of Amarzakaya
Discuss with the women of Amarzakaya

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