Dec 26, 2018

Changing Lives in Women

After the town hall meet with Gadan Women
After the town hall meet with Gadan Women

Dear Supporters, Friends and Family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

The last you heard from us, soft loans of $30 were given to 10 more women in Tofa Town to jumpstart their businesses and the feedback we have gotten is how four out of the ten women given these soft loans have returned the funds and applied for a rollover. Our collaborating partner is the Tofa Microfinance Bank that has helped us keep track of these funds and acts as a financial adviser and support to these women.

Ever since being given the soft loan, one of the beneficiaries Bishara tells it in her own way how grateful she is to be part of the programme, she has been able to save money and knows the difference now between profit and loss. A video link is attached although it is in the local Hausa Language but it tells and shows how happy she is.

Our collaborating partner of Tofa MicroFinance Bank in the local government are doing a good job of monitoring the usage of the funds and follow up on recovery.

We have taken the programme to Gadan in Ungogo Local Government Area to empower similar women who are in poverty and found out the method at whcih they thresh their millet is similar with the women of Tofa, with a lot of wastages of the millet and spending hours on the chore wasting valuable time to be used to do other household chores.

A meeting was held with the women on how to properly process their grains to reduce wastages and also to know more about community objectives. We realised that unlike the owmen of Tofa who were more enlightened and were already working in groups, the women of Gadan were working individually and thus it was a challenge to how we had already planned the project. However, after due deliberations we decided with the women to form themselves into groups of five as a start such that when the training on how to process efficiently commences, it will be a much easier process. We have learned that every community is unique and thus will modify the project to best suit these new batch of women.

The holidays have come and we would do a first follow up in the new year to coordinate the women group and to register them with the local governing council.

Your continued donation and advice will surely be of great help to bringing these women out of poverty especially now during this festive season donating $25 as a gift to start off these women on training of basic skills.

You can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1, like our facebook page/ serenhealthcare, send us an email on serenhealthcare@gmail.com or just give us a call on +2348035905524 to know more on how you can help.

Thank you,

 

Niimatullah Umar    

Threshing in the local way
Threshing in the local way

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Dec 3, 2018

Fight Against Yellow Fever Outbreak

Little Musa and his net
Little Musa and his net

Dear Supporters, Friends and Family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

At every step we take, with your generous support we are fighting the war to reduce the rate of malaria deaths in Northern Nigeria. However, with recent report released on the new cases of malaria and in particular Yellow Fever is a great cause for concern here in Nigeria.

There is a recent outbreak of Yellow Fever which is caused by a virus (Flavivirus) which is transmitted to humans by the bites of infected aedes and heamogogus mosquitoes. The mosquitoes either breed around houses (domestic), in forests or jungles (wild) or in both habitats (semi-domestic).

The Nigeria's Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports that there are over 1604 suspected cases with 41 confirmed cases recorded in 14 states of Nigeria; Kwara, Kogi, Kano, Zamfara, Kebbi, Nassarawa, Niger, Katsina, Ekiti, Anambra, FCT and Benue. The "Yellow" in its name stems from the yellow colouration of the eyes of the infected persons. The signs and symptoms are in two phrases and usually difficult to diagnose especially in the first stages and can be confused with severe malaria or other Flaviviruses.

We at Serendipity came up with a month campaign of "End Malaria Now" to prevent the spread of this "yellow fever through intensifying our efforts in the distribution of Insecticide Treated Nets and Awareness to keep the community household drains clean, using chemical free insecticides and covering water containers and holes.

Our first campaign has started in Amarzakawa in Ungogo Local Government Council in Kano where we distributed Insecticide Treated Nets to children and also taught them the importance of sleeping under these nets, helping their mothers in keeping the surroundings clean and free from stagnant water.

There is so much we can do for our rural communities and with your continued support we can do so much more. We also want to thank you for the confidence reposed in us in being the focal point between our communities and your goodselves.

You can send us an email for further clarification on serenhealthcare@gmail.com, follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1, like our facebook page/serenhealthcare and LinkedIn.com/serendipity-healthcare-foundation.

Thank you,

Samirah Faruk

Project Leader

The children of Amarzakawa
The children of Amarzakawa
Beautiful Smiles
Beautiful Smiles

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Oct 22, 2018

WASH and SDGs

Training on goodhandwashing and SDGs
Training on goodhandwashing and SDGs

Dear Supporeters, Family and Friends of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

 

In our quest to reduce water related diseases amongst school age children through good handwashing practices and keeping themselves clean, we moved one step forward to a rural community school in Gadan where the children were not only taught on how to wash their hands properly and at what times to wash their hands but they were also taught about the SDGs and Global Handwashing Day. 

We chose this special day to do these trainings and distribute WASH materials so that the children become aware of Global Handwashing Day and the SDGs. They were only learning about it for the first time and thus were very exicited and happy to know about this with a resolve to always mark this day and keep clean.

Gadan Primary School is a school that prior to now had a low enrollement of girls in the ration of 5 boys :1 girl (School enrollement records, September 2017) as the girls were always going to source for clean drinking water compared to the boys hence missing out on school. Through your kind donation however we were able to provide two additional hand pumps thus the distance to source for water has been reduced and school enrollement has increased to 10 girls :4 boys (School enrollement records, September 2018).

The school is lacking toilets because there are only two toilets for the school population of 495 students, 2 permanent teachers and 3 volunteer teachers, currently one toilet is being shared by the pupils (boys and girls) and the teachers share one toilet as well. This current situation makes the girls go back home to ease themselves thus missing out on school lessons as they do not come back to school after reaching home.

There are other needs the school needs but most pressing is the provision of 4 Ventilated Improved Pit latrines and the best way for us to achieve this is through your continued support especially during #GivingTuesday because YOU believe in our cause and are our partner to making lives better for children in rural communities.

To more about our work kindly vist and like our Facebook page on www.facebook.com/serenhealthcare, LinkedIn page on www.LinkedIn.com/serendipity-healthcare-foundation, our website on www.serendipityhealthcare.ngo, follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or send us an email on serenhealthcare@gmail.com.

 

Best Regards,

 

Abubakar Sadiq

Project Coordinator

Our ED giving the lecture
Our ED giving the lecture
Demonstration of handwashing
Demonstration of handwashing
WASH Materials given
WASH Materials given
Nursery section of Gadan
Nursery section of Gadan
Gadan Children saying THANK YOU in their own way
Gadan Children saying THANK YOU in their own way

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