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
Maimuna learning how to wash her hands properly
Maimuna learning how to wash her hands properly

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

Kano, Nigeria has been grappling with water shortages since independence due to lack of adequate provision of access to water and sanitation facilities? Do you know that each day 1 child in 1000 dies of water related illnesses in rural communities in Kano?

The situation is now critical since the advent of COVID 19 as it has exposed the inadequacies of the state in providing adequate access to water and healthcare facilities in the 44 local governing councils, which has resulted in some strange deaths in the communities, the elderly and children being the most vulnerable.  

It is on this premise, we at Serendipity decided that it is not only to provide access to safe clean drinking water but also to provide trainings to school age children on good hand washing and hygiene practices learning how to wash their hands properly, times at which to wash hands and keeping clean, how long they should wash their hands, what to use in the event of no soap, the use of hand sanitizers, and not touching their face frequently.

We took our campaign to Amarzakaya village of Tudun Fulani in Ungogo Local Government Council, one of the project sites where we taught school age children on how to wash their hands properly, keeping themselves clean and the use of hand sanitizers. Children in such communities are the most vulnerable because much concentration is on the urban and peri-urban communities thus leaving out rural communities in terms of interventions.

 

WASH materials such as bathing soap and powder detergent were distributed to 20 children as well as crates of eggs as palliatives to boost their immunity as eggs contains the necessary amino acids and vitamins for growth and immunity.

 

We would continue with the distribution of WASH materials, hand sanitizers, palliatives such as eggs and trainings to children and the elderly in rural communities being the most vulnerable as our campaign against community spread of COVID 19 ensuring they know the right way to wash their hands and distribute these items to them. The best way for us to achieve this is your continued support to our project especially now in these trying times of the pandemic.

 

PREVENTION IS KEY TO ENDING THIS THREAT!!  

 

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.

Best Regards,

Samirah Faruk

Distribution of wash materials and palliatives
Distribution of wash materials and palliatives
Putting a smile on Hafsat
Putting a smile on Hafsat
Teaching the children on prevention methods
Teaching the children on prevention methods

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Our new star
Our new star

Dear Friends, Family and Supporters of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

As part of our resolve to ensure that children practice good handwashing to keep off diseases and ensure they live healthy lives, we have been running a campaign of School Wash Programme for the past three years where we teach junior high and senior high children how to properly wash their hands with soap and how often they need to wash their hands to keep clean. We also taught them on how to conserve water through fun games and role play, we designed a programme for each class with their level of understanding,

Maimuna (not real name) is from Tarauni Model School, one of the first schools where we started our campaign on good hygiene practices and we visited the school last year to  measure the impact of our project and we found out that Maimuna has created a WASH Club for the students where she and her team of four are ensuring that what they were taught when we came to their school is being done everyday by the students.

When we asked her why she took up this challenge she said..."Washing my hands always with soap and keeping myself clean has reduced the number of times I fall ill and thus I want to show everybody that washing hands with soap all the time makes you healthy and I am a witness to that in telling my story to other children". She has went further to ask if she can be our ambassador on hygiene and to which we said yes to "A Beautiful Beginning".

We distributed WASH Materials of bathing soap, detergents and washing up liquid to an arm of Junior Secondary School 3 students in the school and did a recap of how important it is to wash your hands properly with soap.

Much work needs to be done as our target of reaching four more schools before the end of the year 2020.

We want to say thank you for your continued support and faith reposed in us to be the organisation that fulfills your goal of paying it forward.

You can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or Like our facebook page/serenhealthcare or LinkedIN Serendipity-healthcare-foundation to learn more about our work.

Best Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk

A junior high 3 washing her hands
A junior high 3 washing her hands
WASH packs of soaps, detergents for 50 children
WASH packs of soaps, detergents for 50 children

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One of the rehabilitated hand pumps
One of the rehabilitated hand pumps

Dear family, friends and supporters of Serendipity,

A ray of hope is being given to the children of Gadan, Amarzakaya, Yar Kuje in Tudun Fulani, Ungogo Local Governing Council in Kano, Nigeria. With our campaign of one community at a time we have been able to gather data on the total number of handpumps in the three communities, the population size, the total number of functional handpumps and the organisations that set them up.

We have thus far rehabilitated 5 faulty hand pumps in the communities, installed 2 new hand pumps , signed an MOU with the local council on helping the communities with major repairs, set up a steering committee of three members for each handpump that was repaired that will oversee the security of the pumps against vandalisim and also as collectors of funds from the households for maintainance to providing wash materials for familes and also to teaching the children good hand washing practices.

All of this could not have happened without your continued support and kind donations. Now the children in our communities can source for water from these hand pumps, finish their chores at home and getting ready within minutes to go to school. Aray of hope has being brought to our communities because of U!!!

A whole lot needs to be to done and we would like to thank you for your faith and trust in us at Serendipity to be the linkage between you and the communities.

You can reach us via email serenhealthcare@gmail.com, follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1, like our Facebook page/serenhealthcare or just give us a call on 2348035905524 to learn more about our work.

Thank you ever so much

Samirah Faruk

Project Leader 

Hope in their eyes
Hope in their eyes
WASH Materials given to the mothers
WASH Materials given to the mothers
WASH Materials for school children
WASH Materials for school children

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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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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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Location: Kano - Nigeria
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Samirah Faruk
Kano, Kano Nigeria
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