Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria

by Serendipity Healthcare Foundation
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria
Women Teachers in the community
Women Teachers in the community

Dear Supporters, Friends and Family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

Making water a woman's business is key to the success of access to the fundamental human right to water. Everyday a woman is saddled with the responsibility to source for water for her household and thus when policies are being made to install a water source in a community, shouldn't she the one to be asked questions on the design of the water source needed, how safe is it for the children when they are sent to source for water and of course the proximity to the water source such that there is enough time available for the children to go to school on time and enough time left for the women to do other chores.

It was on this premise that we held a stakeholders meeting with a community in Rangaza in Dakata area of Kano with the community leaders, women group, and the only school within the location to deliberate on the how to provide access to water for the community. The meeting was held and it was decided that a water source be located just in front of the school as the community school is run by females only, had no access to water and it wasa located in the center of the community. This decision will serve a total number of 1587 community members due to the advantage of being in the center and the children will stay in school instead of the excuse of going far into other communities to search for water.

A wise decision was made and a steering committee that involved all stakeholders inclusive of our team was set up for impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation.

We could not not done this without your help and support and thus we say a BIG THANK YOU for the confidence reposed in us to provide life changing solutions to our communities. More solutions need to be done and we would appreciate more support to make a change in our communities so that girls stay in school, our community members are safe from the virus and effects of COVID 19 and women play a contributory role in supporting their house hold income as they have more time to do other chores.

You can follow us on our website on http://www.serendipityhealthcare.org.in for updates, social media handles on Facebook/serenhealthcare, Instagram/serendipityHea1, twitter/seredipityHea1 and LinkedIn/serendipity-healthcare-foundation.

Yours Faithfully,

Samirah Faruk

Students of Salha Academy Community school
Students of Salha Academy Community school
New water source for the community
New water source for the community

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Children of Dausayi
Children of Dausayi

Dear Friends, Family and Supporters of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

2020 was a year of learning, 2020 was not a year to get everything we wanted. it was a year to appreciate everything we have, In one of the darkest years of our shared existence, we have shown our brightest.....TOGETHERNESS.

Feeding, caring, connecting, protecting, and doing our best to make things better. Not just for our families and neighbours but for hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Just look at the Incredible work we did together, and in these past amazing year, we have come to realise the value of togetherness.

Sadly, with the coming of the second wave of the pandemic and a vaccine found, there is a ray of hope that awaits us in this year 2021.

Schools are resuming in the next five days and thus it is of utmost importance that our children stay safe from the pandemic and following the COVID 19 Protocols; we achieved supply of face masks, hand sanitizers, washing liquids, water points, face shields, tempearture test kits et al to over 523 children in 3 schools and thus we are appealing that as schools are reopening with your kind donations we can do more for 4 additional schools this quarter.

Thank you for the confidence reposed in us and finding us worthy to be a link between you and the community.

Follow us on our social media handles @serendipityHea1 on twitter, Facebook/serenhealthcare, serendipityHea1 on Instargram for more updates.

Many Thanks.

Best Regards,

Samirah Faruk

Washing liquid
Washing liquid
School Children
School Children
Tube well
Tube well

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One of the three tube wells installed
One of the three tube wells installed

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

October 15 was Global Hand washing Day, with it came a clarion call that to beat the COVID 19 virus today and ensure better health outcomes beyond the pandemic, hand hygiene must be a priority now and in the future.

Today, nearly half of the schools in Kano and indeed across the country Nigeria lack hand washing facilities with water and soap, affecting over thirteen million school-age children. Also primary healthcare facilities in our rural communities have no hand washing facilities in the areas where patients receive care or near the toilets. Without access to safe water and sanitation services and effective hygiene protocols, many of our schools, health services and other public spaces will continue to be limited. This means that there is a clear and present danger if we do not put in all measures to ensure that hand hygiene is a priority there will be devastation in the event of any outbreak.

With your kind donations, we provided access to water in Kurekeni community in Kumbotso Local Government Council by installing three tube wells and provided WASH materials, temperature checker, face masks, face shield, WASH points and trainings to a primary and secondary school in Kano Municipal prioritizing of hand hygiene for all.

Emphasis has always been on good hand hygiene practices in all the communities we have worked on even prior to the coming of the COVID 19 pandemic as we have successfully delivered hand hygiene services to over 2500 school age children creating a behavior change to them keeping their hands clean at all times to stop diseases.

 More Investment is needed to scale work that we have done thus far for a supply of access to clean water and hand hygiene services. We can only achieve this through your continued partnership and would like to say a big thank you for the trust and support thus far showed to us.

You can follow us on our social media handles Instagram/serendipityHea1, twitter/@serendipityHea1, Facebook/serenhealthcare, LinkedIn/serendipity-healthcare-foundation for more updates.

Best Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk

Demonstrating how to wash hands properly
Demonstrating how to wash hands properly
Student volunteer showing how to wear a face mask
Student volunteer showing how to wear a face mask
Female teachers not left out too!!
Female teachers not left out too!!
Salha Academy children
Salha Academy children

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Materials given to the school
Materials given to the school

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

Schools in Kano resumed today and not much can be said about how schools are handling the protocols to making our children stay safe because they do not have the required resources to ensure that all the protocols are followed through. The local government councils and State governments that are saddled with ensuring that COVID 19 relief materials are in place in our schools have done only a quarter of distribution of temperature test kit, Face masks, hand sanitizers and WASH materials.

In line with our #StaySafe campaign to ensure our children are safe as they return to school, from Gadan Tudun Fulani in our last visit to schools we went to Government Girls Secondary School, Minjibir Zone in the same Ungogo Local Governing Council in Kano.

Our findings showed that the school had nothing in place in terms of keeping the girls safe as they resumed school thus we distributed temperature test kits, WASH materials, Water points, Face Masks, hand sanitizers and the girls were also taught how to wash their hands properly and how to wear face masks properly.

Further findings revealed that the school also is lacking in toilets and classrooms for the students with a population of 2000 students and staff strength of 15. The toilets are in a bad shape and the classrooms are just four in number and the girls are cramped up in these classes leaving them exposed.

A call to action to invest in the provision of WASH points, WASH items, Hand Sanitizers, face masks and toilets for this school and other schools as it cuts across most of our schools in rural communities and with your continued support we can do much more for our communities.

Thank you for your continued trust in us to make a change in our communities and making better lives.

Best Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk

Our girls
Our girls
Staff members of GGSS Minjibir Zone
Staff members of GGSS Minjibir Zone
Dilapidated Toilet
Dilapidated Toilet
Bad state of the toilet
Bad state of the toilet

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Demonstrating how to wear a mask
Demonstrating how to wear a mask

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

Living life in the “New Normal” can be difficult when states are not ready to curtail a second wave of the COVID 19 outbreak if it occurs. It is thus of utmost importance that measures are put in place to help protect community members. The pandemic has affected several aspects of our lives and education of our children is one of them as a break in learning has impacted heavily upon the child which has been occasioned with the pandemic. Now with the reopening of our schools, it is of utmost importance to STAY SAFE as Water and Hygiene facilities are a crucial and critical part of schools reopening.

Prior to the coming of the pandemic, one of Serendipity’s key goals is to ensure that our communities and children are not vulnerable to water borne diseases; and thus embarked upon School WASH Programmes in seven schools where we distributed WASH materials, hand washing points and taught over 200 children in primary, junior high and senior high in four local governing councils in Kano on the benefits of good hand washing practices in preventing them from falling ill, being vulnerable to water related ailments. School WASH Clubs were formed that will monitor the students adhering to what they were taught as well as exciting programmes to keep them engaged. Progress reports and feedback showed that the children have been practicing what they were taught with the percentage of absence from school dropping from 50% to 20%.

With the coming of COVID 19 we have intensified our efforts in our #StaySafe Campaign teaching school age children on good hand washing and hygiene practices, provision of WASH materials and donation of palliatives in the form of crates of eggs to boost their immunity. Our campaign took us to Hamza Primary and Secondary School in Sabowar Gadan where twenty children were taught on good hand washing practices, respiratory etiquettes (such as coughing and sneezing into the elbow or into a tissue and disposed away)  how to properly wear a mask with its usage and physical distances measures.  

A call to action to invest in the provision of WASH points, WASH items, Hand Sanitizers, face masks and palliatives such as crates of eggs to boost their immunity is needed and with your support we can do more.

Thank you for your continued trust in us to make a change in our communities and making better lives.

Best Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk

WASH Club President Girls Wing
WASH Club President Girls Wing
WASH Club president Boys Wing
WASH Club president Boys Wing
Use of hand sanitizers
Use of hand sanitizers
Students ready for school
Students ready for school

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Location: Kano - Nigeria
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Samirah Faruk
Kano, Kano Nigeria
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