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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Sep 4, 2018

One Step Forward

Day one training
Day one training

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

The #Without Malaria campaign we launched started in a school in Tarauni Local Governing council of Kano where we developed a malaria school curriculum and trained 50 students within one week in both Junior and Senior High school with a guide to prevent the prevalence of malaria in their community.

The campaign is to run in two more additional schools within the same local government before the year runs out. As part of the follow up on the ongoing campaign, we collected stories from the children on their experiences, what they have learned and the change they will bring to their community.

50 Insecticide Treated nets were also distributed to the children after the week training and 10 Insecticide Treated Nets were given to their teachers. Malaria Spot Checks were conducted a month after the training and we are glad to state that NO Child out of 20 tested positive for malaria. This is a welcome development considering that prior to our campaign, the children were not sleeping under ITNs due to various reasons but were always susceptible to malaria but ever since the #Without Malaria campaign, there has been no cases and are now sleeping under ITNs.

During the period however, there was a flooding in Ungwar Mai kwari in Jibia Local Government Council in Katsina State which happened to be a community of one of the wives of one of our board of trustee member, thus we went to the community and distributed 20 Insecticide Treated Nets to the displaced persons through the district head.

We intend to continue with our campaign to two more schools in Tarauni Local Government Area as well as distribute ITNs to a recent flooding that happened in a community (Dan Hassan) in Kura Local Government Area, Kano.

Through your continuous 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 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 for more details.


Best,

Samirah Faruk

Wisali listening to the talk on malaria
Wisali listening to the talk on malaria

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Aug 16, 2018

And the beat goes on

Getting the loan from the MFB through Serendipity
Getting the loan from the MFB through Serendipity

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity, 

Your generous donations have afforded us to train ten more women and given them soft grant of $30 to help them in kickstarting their processing of groundnut into finished products in Gadan, Tudun Fulani community in Ungogo Local Government council, a new local governing council as part of our target in training one hundred women in rural communities by the end of the second quarter of 2019 and providing them with processing machines.

 

The ten women formed themselves into a group with the approval of the local community-based organization, however they are yet to get their cooperative registered.

 

Through the provision of the soft grant and trainings received with your support, the women will be able to buy materials for the processing of groundnut, pay for hire fees to use the only threshing machine the community has.

 

In Tofa community where the project took off from, the twenty women have been able to secure loan as a group from the Tofa Microfinance Bank of $57 each repayable after six months. At our next visit to the community we will share stories of impact that the empowerment programme has changed their lives.

This model will be replicated in more communities before the year runs out to meet our target of uplifting women in rural communities in Kano, Nigeria out of poverty. Will you help us to succeed on this dream? Your donation towards provision of locally fabricated machines, training of entrepreneurial skills to these women will not only alleviate poverty but bring about development to the communities and state.

To learn more about our work, check out our webpage on http://www.srendipityhealthcare.ngo; become our friend on Facebook/serenhealthcare and follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or send us an email for any enquiry or advice at serenhealthcare@gmail.com.

Best Regards,

Nmatullah Umar

Project discussion on way forward with the MFB
Project discussion on way forward with the MFB
Training on processing
Training on processing

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