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
Installation of Hand pump
Installation of Hand pump

Gadan commuity members contributed towards the site for the drilling of the hand pumps after their village meeting and also formed part of the team that implemented the drilling through labour, four youths were also taught maintenance methods on the handpumps which they are required to maintain after every three months due to usage; this has ensured the acquisition of skills which they can use to earn income by servicing neighbouring villages handpumps. During the course of the drilling of the hand pumps, a block making industry sprang up from the use of mud to make local bricks that will be dried and used for building of houses. The industry is being overseen and supervised by the Gadan Youths Association whence any income from sales within and outside of the Gadan village will be spilt into three folds; salaries, purchase of local mud making equipments and money kept for maintenance of the hand pumps.

A memorandum of understanding between the Gadan Youths Association and our organisation is being signed so that an overseer from the association will be ssigned to take care of the handpumps from vandalisation, maintenance of handpumps.

After about a week of installation, pumping and testing, water quality analysis, we successfully commissioned and handed over the two hand pumps to the community.

This has completed the first stage of our Hygiene Improvement Programme which is a three pronged approach of provision of access to water (Installation of hand pumps), hygiene promotion (using environment, HIV/AIDS, malaria and gender equality as means for promotion of healthy behaiviours) and inclusion of the community into the local council policies. 

Strike of water on site
Strike of water on site
community members working with the team on site
community members working with the team on site
community members helping on project
community members helping on project
Sagiru making blocks from mud
Sagiru making blocks from mud
Mud blocks as a result of access to water
Mud blocks as a result of access to water
Commissioning of project by state representative
Commissioning of project by state representative
Project Leader handover to community
Project Leader handover to community

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Discussion with the chief Imam of the community
Discussion with the chief Imam of the community

We had a town hall meeting with the community leaders introducing ourselves and the start up activities of the project; timelines, goals, objectives and the roles, responsibility required from the community. At our second visit we conducted a geophysical survey which shows the right aquifer depth of between the range of 28-42 meters which will ensure water all year round, water quality without contamination; the survey proved successful because both sites surveyed were located within the center of the village which once installed will provide access to safe clean drinking water to a minimum of 25 households. On our third visit we have been able to rehabilitate the non functional hand pump installed by the local authority and functioning to full capacity now. We are soliciting for more funds from your good selves to embark on the second phase of the project which is installation of additional hand pumps (5), rehabilitation of 3 tub wells and casings for cover against dirt, bacteria and the elements, provision of water treatment for their stored waters, training on good hygiene practices

Discussion with the district head of the community
Discussion with the district head of the community
Members of the local community based organisation
Members of the local community based organisation
group photograph with the district head and others
group photograph with the district head and others
rehabilitated hand pump for the community
rehabilitated hand pump for the community
Group photograph with the chief imam and others
Group photograph with the chief imam and others

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Serendipity Healthcare Foundation

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