Sep 7, 2021

Restoring Dignity

Handover of the key to the VIP Latrines
Handover of the key to the VIP Latrines

Dear Supporters, Friends and Family of Serendipity,

Open defecation has been a terrible practice in our communities and this led to a research conducted by UNICEF where our country Nigeria was ranked amongst the top ten in open defecation practices in 2018 which leads to our waters getting contaminated, low hygiene practices and susceptibility to diarrhea, cholera and dysentry; now with the coming of the pandemic the situation has worsened.

Sadly open defecation is still practiced and this mainly due to lack of access to limited or no good sanitation facilities such as Ventilated Improved Pit Latrines in schools, hospitals, public places and thus have to contend with open defecation.

Part of our goal is to ensure that schools in our communities have access to good sanitation facilities hence the start of our many projects on sanitation for our children have started with S.Gadan primary and secondary school in Ungogo Local Government Council in Kano where 2 new Ventilated Improved Pit Latrines were built in addition to the existing two toilets built by the local governing council for a population of 2500 students. 

Now with your kind donations, we were able to build two new VIP toilets to add to the existing ones and reduce the inadequacies of sanitation facilities.

We sincerely thank you for the support your have shown to us that our children in schools stop open defecation and especially our girls have their dignity restored, not susceptible to harrassment, violence, rape and stay in school instead of at home because of lack of sanitation facilities. Now they are SAFE!!!

Further help and support is needed to ensure that we provide more sanitation facilities and access to water in our schools, hospitals and communities.

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Yours Faithfully 

 

Abubakar Sadiq    

District head, teachers and community members
District head, teachers and community members
Inside one of the Toilets
Inside one of the Toilets
Some team members that made it happen
Some team members that made it happen

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Aug 20, 2021

First Steps to success

Our Girls in Class
Our Girls in Class

Dear Supporters, Friends and Family of Serendipity,

This is Government Girls Secondary School in Tarauni Local Government Area in Kano one of the schools we have adopted to ensure our girls stay in school, finish their education, become empowered with the ability to say no to early marriage.

We chose Government Girls Secondary School Tarauni because it is a school like several other government schools that are in dire need of teaching aids, tables and chairs, Teachers curriculum books, rehabilitation of classrooms, new classroom blocks, science laboratory equipment, exercise books, toilets are some of the items that are of urgent need by the school.

We recently installed a hand pump in the school in our WASH Program and it was during the program we came across these cross cutting issues as the access to water they have now will keep them safe from water borne diseases and they were taught good hand washing practices, social distancing to stay safe from the COVID 19 pandemic.

With your kind donations we have started the process of keeping our girls safe and in school so that they can learn in a conducive environment and stay safe; we have purchased 11 white boards of 3*3 and 1 3*4 for science class; one for each class as the black boards that were installed when the school was built are all dilapidated, there are 12 packs of markers for each class and 24 refills in each pack of 6 for the markers when they have run dry; this decision was made so that they have a constant supply of refills for the markers and when the refills are over then they can be replaced instead of getting new markers, 12 dusters are included (one for each class) and 3 mathematical set square board for the senior secondary section. Schools out for the holidays and will be back in September to see improvements.

Our next steps are to provide teachers teaching curriculum, laboratory equipment, tables and chairs for the girls, rehabilitation of the classrooms and toilets. With $100, we can procure teaching curriculum for one arm of a class in all the subjects in science and arts.

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Best Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk        

Request Letter from school
Request Letter from school
Spoilt ceiling
Spoilt ceiling
Chipping Black board
Chipping Black board
Floor of the classrooms
Floor of the classrooms

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Aug 20, 2021

Life Or Survival

Children of Malamawa
Children of Malamawa

Dear Supporters, Friends and Family of Serendipity,

Children in Malamawa Community in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area in Kano walk everyday to the pond on the outskirts of their community to fetch water that is dirty, filled with waste from animals and algae, this is because the only handpump cited in the community that is serving a population of over 3000 persons broke down over 5 years ago.

They have been going to the pond everyday for the past five years and do not attend school and fall ill due to drinking such water thus not being useful to themselves or to the community. Not getting access to safe clean drinking water will make the situation worse as the children will not have a life instead only fight everyday for survival. The community could not fix the hand pump due to low financial capacity and lack of knowledge of what to do or the technical know how of fixing the hand pump.

In our goal to ensure that communities get access to safe clean drinking water, we rehabilitated the only hand pump in the community with your kind donations, where we changed 5 pipes that was rusted to new ones and 1 casing however with as little as $25 a month you can contribute to ensure that we rehabilitate a hand pump gone bad or $1000 to install a new hand pump in our communities because water is life and there are so many communities that do not have access to safe clean drinking water.

Thank you so much for the continued support that you have been doing to ensure our children are free from water borne diseases and have access to safe clean drinking water.

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Best Regards,

Abubakar Sadiq 

New pipes
New pipes
New Casings
New Casings
Work done
Work done
Completed rehabilitated hand pump for our children
Completed rehabilitated hand pump for our children

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