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
Fatima from Yar Kuje's graduation
Fatima from Yar Kuje's graduation

Dear Friends and Family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

All year long, you supported us in bringing life changing solutions to children in the rural communities in Northern Nigeria only because you believed in us; from your kind donations we cited an additional handpump and three tube wells, the sand dam was completed, to provision of free training on good hygiene practices for orphan boys and girls, to provision of wash materials and water purification to keep their drinking water clean.

Gadan, Amarzakaya, Yar kuje communities in Ungogo Local council has seen so much growth and developement as a result of your support and love to the children of these communities; The journey of your every donation comes with special moments; In collaboration with the local governing council, a school was bulit for the communities and Hansau (Not real name) our little Water and Sanitation ambassador was able to start school and she is enjoying every day of it; the cases of water related diseases reduced significantly from 10 out of every 20 cases to 5 cases and has been dropping lower ever since.

 Ahmadu and Hamidu (Not real names), two youths prior to our intervention were out of jobs since leaving secondary school education and thus set up a block making industry in Gadan which they now sell to neighbouring communities, this was only possible because of the access to water in their community; Fatima (Not real name) a young female from Yar Kuje recently graduated from a nearby tertiary institution, this feat also was possible because the role she was playing at home in assisting her mother prior to your support left little room for her to study; now she has concluded and will be a better person in the society.

Maryam (Not real name) is a farmer and was grappling with her children falling ill leaving little time to tend her farm but with the recent kind donations of WASH materials; she now has more time to produce and sell her farm products thus augumenting her family income.

Thank you once again for sharing your 2016 with Us at Serendipity in helping rural communities of Northern Nigeria and making changes. Here is wishing you the very best in the coming Year 2017 and always.

Warm Regards,

 

Abubakar Sadiq 

Ahmadu and Hamidu block industry
Ahmadu and Hamidu block industry
Our Little Ambassador
Our Little Ambassador
Thank you from Serendipity Staff
Thank you from Serendipity Staff
Our Farmer Maryam determined to keep clean
Our Farmer Maryam determined to keep clean

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Women of Gadan
Women of Gadan

Dear Friends, Family and Supporters of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

Serendipity was founded seven years ago on the premise of providing safe clean water and sanitation facilities, other basic healthcare services to rural communities in Northern Nigeria; looking back in retrospect our dream became a reality and thus have created impact each day as it comes. We are involved in projects that help the vulnerable,rural poor women and children in Kano, Nigeria. The children walk miles to source for water usually at a cost to their health and education. The villages they live in have limited resources in terms of water, good sanitation facilities, primary healthcare facilities and schools and thus the idea of helping them was born.

Our organisation works by leveraging on our team individual talents, resources and knowledge gathered over the years to help these communities have a new lease on life; however this was one of our biggest mistakes as in our rush to provide the infrastructure we did not think about the cross cutting issues. We provided hand pumps, tube wells and sanitation bins but the children were still not attending school then we collaborated with the local governing councils and other non profit organisations and schools were built yet the school attendance was low then we conducted a survey and found out that the community lacked basic hygiene knowledge on how to properly wash their hands and at what time or frequency thus leading to water related diseases. Events were unfolding one after the other but we learnt that in terms of giving and providing support, a one time solution does not solve the problem. In 2015 and 2016 we agreed as a team to emphasise on good hygiene trainings, identification and training of village hygiene promoters to align with Serendipity's goal of providing safe clean water and healthy children and in the coming year will continue on this trend.

We learnt as a team to observe more, listen more and understand each situation in a different metric in other to meet the communities needs. Most important of all that we learnt is not to ASSUME in any issue that comes up and thus our new theme in our organisation is "As U and Me", listen, evaluate and act.

We started off with providing clean water sources to one community and today have grown to providing fifty five hand pumps and tube wells to 10 communites in five local councils impacting over 305300 people directly and indirectly. We understand that this could only be possible because of a lot of people like you that are willing to give and make a change in the world. And today we are glad to say that in all the communites we work in, the children now go to school, have a better understanding of how to wash their hands properly, 29% of the women surveyed in the communities have stationed wash points in locations close to the toilets and in the middle of their houses to ensure remembrance of washing hands always.

Thank you for having the trust and faith in our organisation to act as a liason between these communities and your good selves in creating and making a change.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Samirah Faruk 

Wash materials
Wash materials
Happy Mother
Happy Mother

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One of the women trained
One of the women trained

Dear Supporters, Family and Friends of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

We are winning the war in providing access to safe clean drinking water in Gadan, Tudun Fulani and the journey of your every donation comes with many special moments; providing relief to many children going through so much pains has been our main concern from the installation of hand pumps to basic hygiene trainings we have been able to ensure that access to safe clean drinking water and behavioral attitude change to keeping clean is achieved. We started our project during the times of deaths of children as a result of cholera and diarrhea in 2013 with a record of 7 deaths per 10 cases as there was only one source of water supply to now in 2016 with four hand pumps and no incidence of deaths occurring. At Serendipity, we are here to serve and ensure that your donation brings relief to the rural poor that are battling with the search for water in communities in Northern Nigeria.

With the rainfalls here, we are teaching the community on the importance to keep clean as this is the period whence water related diseases are abound and thus we have been running trainings on water management using moringa for purification of rain water collected for 10 women every week as well as good hand washing practices for 10 children every two weeks.  

Cases of water related diseases are at an all-time low from the report we received from the primary healthcare center from 10 out of 50 outpatient cases seen in the last three months to 3 in the last two weeks. However, more work needs to be done and thus we would appreciate your continuous support to our cause. Donate again to ensure we continue to serve our community.

You can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or Facebook/serenhealthcare or LinkedIn/samirahfaruk or via email on serenhealthcare@gmail.com for further enquires or advice. 

Thank you.

 

Samirah Faruk

After the training on water purification
After the training on water purification

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Drilling for Water
Drilling for Water

Dear Supporters, Family and Friends of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

We are happy to report to you that the additional hand pump has been completed and handed over to the community, worthy of note is that the geophysical survey conducted for the citation of the hand pump showed that the location best suited for it was not too far from Hansau's home (Not real name); if you can recall from our last report that she is our advocate amongst her peers on the importance of keeping clean and washing her hands with soap; thus she was so elated that there is a hand pump not to far from her home and has this to say; Quote..."Ina godewa Allah SWT don rahamar sa na samu soboda tsafta na" End Quote (translated...I thank God that he has rewarded me with goodness for keeping clean").

Construction of the on going project of community sand dam is progressing gradually not as fast as we would like but largely due to funds not readily available but we are relating with the local council to get a political commitment to assist the community complete the project.  

Cases of water related diseases have drastically reduced from our last report to you in the last month from 5 out of 20 out patient cases from the primary healthcare centre to JUST 1 CASE and the recently built primary school in Gadan has seen an increase in enrollement of children with girl child enrollement to be at 50% compared to just 10% as at six months ago. The access of water in the community gave confidence to the state government to build a school for Gadan Community which has brought in developement for the people; this has all been posisble through your support and kind donations. 

We would however appreciate your continued support to our project providing solutions to the problems of Gadan community.You can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or facebook/serenhealthcare or LinkedIn/samirahfaruk or via email on serenhealthcare@gmail.com for further enquires. 

Thank you.

 

Samirah Faruk

 

Handover to community
Handover to community
Pump before handover
Pump before handover

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Semi built work on dam
Semi built work on dam

Dear Supporters, Friends and Family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

The last you heard from us, the good people of Gadan were also raising funds to build a Sand Dam as an additional source of water supply for their community to tide them over during the dry season. The survey has been concluded and a site was chosen by the water steering committee members that will serve the entire community in a central location.

Work has commenced on this laudable project in the community as a form of water preservation using sand dam and the community has also contributed manpower to help. It is at its initial stage of construction however the community members have been so eager that they have started sourcing for water at the site. Water purifiers were distributed to the women collecting water at the site to safeguard against the emergence of water borne diseases.

We are proud to report that we were able to rehabilitate a hand pump that was installed by the state government 30 years ago but had previously stopped working again due to a major technical fault.

A visit to the Primary Healthcare Centre showed a reduction in the rate of water borne diseases in the outpatient department last month from 5 in 10 cases to 3 in 10 cases as a result of improvement of hygiene practices by the community.

We are really appreciative of all the support, love and passion You our supporters have shown to the children of Gadan and for this we say THANK YOU!!Much work is still to be done but having come this long way, we are happy to have achieved all this; we encourage you to still give us your support and to promote our project in any and every way you can.

You can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or like our Facebook page/serenhealthcare or LinkedIn/Samirah Faruk or simply send us an email at serenhealthcare@gmail.com for further enquires.

With much love and gratitude,

Samirah Faruk

Project Leader

Community members helping out on building the dam
Community members helping out on building the dam
Items to fill up dam
Items to fill up dam
Hand pump rehabilitated by community and SHF
Hand pump rehabilitated by community and SHF

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Location: Kano - Nigeria
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Project Leader:
Samirah Faruk
Kano, Kano Nigeria
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