Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria

by Serendipity Healthcare Foundation
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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
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
Our team member putting the handpump in order
Our team member putting the handpump in order

Dear Family, friends and supporters of Serendipity,
Rural Communities all over Nigeria are grappling with poor infrastructure such as access to basic healthcare facilities, poverty is at an all time high with the current inflation rate and recently with climate change in the offing the situation is getting worse.
In Northern Nigeria where our programs are based, climate change is having an adverse effect With rising temperatures, fluctuating rainfall patterns, escalating flooding, drought and desertification, the global impact of climate change has been quite immense and most especially in our region. The devastating effects of these unexpected weather conditions have affected water security nationally and globally. For instance, the rise in temperature, variations in rainfall and decline in precipitation have led to the evaporation of surface lakes, streams,ponds and rivers which are the mainstay of our communities.
This year's theme for World Water Day is Groundwater, Making the Invisible Visible, which aptly highlights underground water as a hidden treasure which can be utilised to augment shrinking surface water. It also advocates for the need to work together to sustainably manage this precious resource.
Unlike surface water - rivers, streams and lakes which are readily available to be tapped - ground water must be extracted or pumped. However, because it is underground, groundwater is protected from the debilitating effects of climate change thus makes it a good source of safe clean drinking water.
Harnessing groundwater to ensure water security is a surefire way to provide access to safe clean drinking water.Groundwater is not a new concept as an estimated 50% of the world’s urban population depends on underground water sources. It is however in the spotlight because of recent, conversations around it, one of which is a new WaterAid report ‘Groundwater: The world’s neglected defence against climate change’, which describes it as the world’s insurance policy against climate change with the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives especially in our vulnerable communities.Groundwater is the Liquid Gold yet to be harnessed!!
Behind all these black clouds is a rainfall of blessing and a silver lining because with your kind donations, we are able to make an impact on over 1million lives, 15 Local Governing Councils and 30 communities in Kano, Nigeria, we say a big THANK YOU for that!! We want to provide more pumps, tapes and pipes to more communities in the coming months so our people drink safe clean water free from diseases. Climate Change is affecting us in Northern Nigeria as the rains which should have started are yet to come for our communities to harvest rain water for use. Temperatures are rising, the streams, ponds, rivers and lakes that our communities who do not yet have access to water are drying up.
We sincerely thank you for the support and trust that your have shown to us in achieving your goals of providing safe clean water to our communities without access.
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Yours Faithfully 

Abubakar Sadiq 

One of the many handpumps installed
One of the many handpumps installed
Smiles from our children
Smiles from our children
SHF team and committee members for handover
SHF team and committee members for handover
water is life
water is life

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Dear Family, Friends and Supporters of Serendipity,

Our mission is to ensure that our comunities, schools and primary healthcare centers practise good hygiene and hand washing in order to stay safe and healthy. Remember we started our program last year when we trained 6 schools in Kano on being WASH Friendly.  Using a baseline and endline study to analyse data, we targeted these six schools to promote and apply behaiviour change, this method was adopted at the baseline study because it was a first kick off and we needed to get it off the ground to be a success.

Using the USAID Hygiene Improvement Project approach, we have a joint WASH team with the local governing cuncils WASH Unit were the schools are located and hygiene promoters were trained on using ODK data collection software to collect data from households, primary healthcare centers and schools hence the start off with Schools as a result of the baseline survey conducted. 

The six schools representatives comprising of the head teacher, school director and the school WASH promoter were taught on basic guide to being WASH friendly, WASH Action Plan, how to improve on water, sanitation and hand washing facilities using simple technologies, formation of school WASH Committee and WASH Clubs, inclusion of WASH curriculum in their school calender. 

We are proud to say that after six months of the training the six schools were assessed and two schools came out the best, Government Girls Senior Secondary Tarauni and Millienium Model Schools Bawo Road Kano. Plaques and awards were given to them as emblems to showcase that they have now become WASH friendly schools.

Your donation has created so much impact and for this we say a BIG THANK YOU!! This is just the beginning as we intend to train more schools on being WASH Friendly, our Primary Healthcare Centers and communities so that there is a behaiviour change.

You can follow us on our social media handles on https://www,facebook.com/serenhealthcare, https://www.Instagram.com/serendipityHea1, https://www.twitter.com/serendipityHea1 and our website on https://www.serendipityhealthacare.org.in or a word of advice through our email serenhealthcare@gmail.com.

Warm Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk

 

  

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Mapping of projects

Dear Supporters, Friends and Family of Serendipity,

2021 has come to an end and with it we had wonderful memories of the impact you have made on our children, our women, our youths and our communities. We would like to THANK YOU for associating with us, supporting us in making changes in our communities. Thank you for choosing us, putting your trust and confidence in the changes we are making in our communities. With your donations we impacted over 300,000 direct beneficiaries with provision of access to water, ventilated improved pit latrines, tubewells, humanitarian materials for COVID 19, educational materials so our girls stay in school, Insecticide Treated Nets, and trainings of our youth and women on agribusiness and entreprenuerial skills.

In this New Year 2022, we wish to serve you better and more impact  in ensuring that our girls, children, youths and women live an equitable life and not only fighting to survive.

Let us make new memories this 2022 and change more lives. We have already started prior to this New Year with a strategy retreat held on the 19th of November 2021 where we have outlined the projects we will execute, the expected outcomes with your kind donations and being part of making SDG Goal 6, 3 and 1 a reality in our community.

We welcome 2022 with New Hopes and New Beginnings!!

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Best Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk

Some Staff of SHF
Some Staff of SHF
More Staff
More Staff
The whole team
The whole team

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One of the tube wells
One of the tube wells

Dear Supporters, Friends and Family of Serendipity,

It has never been difficult like the past couple of years in Nigeria as the country is fraught with communal clashes, banditry, domestic and gender violence worsened with the onset of COVID which exposed the vulnerability of our primary healthcare centers in rural communities because there is a lack of adequate facilities, little or no health personnel, our education system gyrating into collapse and more families facing poverty as a result of economic recession in the country and inflation.

This has necessitated us at Serendipity as a healthcare humanitarian organization to help our rural communities in dire need of intervention on healthcare issues inclusive of pandemics, COVID 19 being a part of our goal.

We have launched an educative program in our local language on two radio channels on COVID 19 protocols of washing hands with soap and water, wearing of face masks, observing safe distance, avoiding crowded spaces and also the need for vaccination. During our research we found out that there is a knowledge gap on COVID and its effects in our rural communities hence the program in the local language. We have a goal in the coming year to ensure our communities stay safe and healthy.  

With your kind donation we built four new tube wells in Kiru, Karaye and Takai and also distributed COVID 19 materials and palliatives were given to 30 children in three local government areas of Kano (Dawakin Tofa, Bagwai and Bichi) inclusive of Face Masks, bags of rice, liters of cooking oil, cartons of noodles, bags of salt, liquid soap and hand sanitizers. The most vulnerable in the communities were identified and we have a goal to reach additional 10,000 families in Northern Nigeria that have been displaced and the poor.

The holidays are coming and a monthly recurring donation between the 13th of December till 18th of December 2021 will be matched 100% on donations from $200 or a gift card for a loved one will go a long way to ensure that we attain your goal of ensuring our children stay safe and healthy because they are the future generation and we must do all we can to ensure they live and not survive in making our world a better place.

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Best Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk

One more tube well
One more tube well
Palliatives given to our children
Palliatives given to our children
More Children given palliatives
More Children given palliatives

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New Access to water
New Access to water

Dear Supporters, Friends and Family of Serendipity,

Stopping Open Defecation, Hello New access to water and Ventilated Improved Pit Latrine!!! Since our training on making our schools WASH Friendly, we rehabilitated the hand pump in front of the pupils living with disability school in Dawakin Tofa LGA and built two new Ventilated Improved Pit latrines for the pupils to stop open defecation, we also installed one new handpump in Gargadi Albarkawa Choge in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area, Kano. All of this only could have been possible through your kind donation!!! We say a Huge THANK YOU!!!

Our School and community are so excited about all this and say their gratitude in the local language.

Our next steps are to provide COVID 19 materials which includes face masks, hand sanitizers, temperature test kits, hand wash centers and palliatives to our schools and communities in the next coming weeks, before schools close for Christmas holidays.

With your kind donations we can continue providing access to water and sanitation facilities to our communities, making our schools WASH friendly and good hand washing practices.

Follow our story on Facebook/serenhealthcare; Instagram/serendipityHea1, twitter/serendipityHea1, Google my Business/serendipity healthcare foundation; Subscribe to our You tube/serendipity channel and our e-newsletter on our website on https://www.serendipityhealthcare.org.in to be updated.

Best Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk    

Rehabilitated Hand pump in PLWD school
Rehabilitated Hand pump in PLWD school
Kids showing their delight to getting water
Kids showing their delight to getting water
2 New VIP Latrines
2 New VIP Latrines
Inside the toilet
Inside the toilet

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