Jun 7, 2021

Saving more lives from Malaria

One of the beneficiaries with the ITNS
One of the beneficiaries with the ITNS

Dear Friends, Family and Supporters of Serendipity,

1 child dies every minute from complications of malaria and this is as a result of bad sanitation which serves as a breeding ground for malaria vectors and lack of sleeping under Insecticide Treated Nets.

Our target beneficiaries are children under the age of five and pregnant women as they are the most vulnerable. We work in rural communities to supply these Insecticde Treated Nets because they are the least thought of in development policies.

There are three effective ways of eradicating Malaria in our communities and we at Serendipity concerntrate on supply of these Insecticide Treated Nets to reduce malaria incidences among women and children, Radio Campaigns to educate them on the need for good sanitary conditions, which we did on World Malaria Day on Freedom Radio here in Kano Nigeria in the local language for wider coverage and understanding.

We have thus far supplied over 500 ITNS in four local governing council of Gezawa, Madobi, Gadan and recently Tarauni where 20 women were gived ITNS. Data collected showed a remarkable improvement in the usage of ITNS and in a reduction of malaria related cases in the out patient department in the primary healthcare centers.

We intend to increase our supply of ITNS to two additional local governing councils in kano, run radio campaigns on malaria and diagnose for malaria using rapid diagnostic test kits and first line drugs administered in the event of any child or woman testing positive.

Thank you for supporting us all through the years and appreciation the confidence reposed in us to make changes for the better in our communities.

Best Regards,

Samirah Faruk

Rapid Diagnostic Tedt kits used
Rapid Diagnostic Tedt kits used
Insecticide Treated Nets Distributed
Insecticide Treated Nets Distributed
Another beneficiary
Another beneficiary

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May 26, 2021

Making Giant Strides on WASH

One of the Geophysical survey conducted
One of the Geophysical survey conducted

Dear supporters, friends and family of Serendipity,

We had a first stakeholders meeting in four local governing councils in Kano, Nigeria. Tarauni, Gwale, Fagge and Ungogo local councils where the stakeholders stated out all the issues plaguing their communities and thus agreed that the top most priority should be access to water as our children are out of school due to the fear of pandemic and lack of WASH facilities.

At the second meeting, geophysical survey was conducted in five schools where the right aquifer of 50 metres was gotten as the right depth of water that is safe for drinking. Two schools out of the five will be provided with motorised boreholes complete with overhead tanks, submersible pumps, water pump to pump the water to the tanks and a small generator in the event of power outage. The three schools will be provided with hand held pumps complete with Indian Mark 2 pump head, casing and flushing. A water analysis test will also be conducted to ascertain that the water is safe and free of contamination for drinking. The two types of water access was chosen based on the capacity of the schools and the community on maintenance and sustainability. 

A memorandum of understanding will be between the school, serendipity, the local governing council WASH unit for effective monitoring and evaluation.

Our next steps will be the Installation of the water access in these five schools, 2 ventilated improved pit latrines, trainings on good hand washing practices, provision of COVID 19 materials and palliatives and wash points.

We have come this far because of your kind and generous donations towards our cause in providing access to water in our communities that are in dire need and because you are passionate about making changes and thus WE SAY A BIG THANK YOU and ask you to keep on supporting us.

You can follow our story on facebook/serenhealthcare; our website https://www.serendipityhealthcare.org.in; twitter/serendipityHea1 or LinkedIN/company/serendipity-healthcare-foundation or send us an email on serenhealthcare@gmail.com

 

Best Regards,

Samirah Faruk

Our stakeholders
Our stakeholders
One of the beneficiary schools
One of the beneficiary schools

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Apr 5, 2021

Making water a woman's business

Women Teachers in the community
Women Teachers in the community

Dear Supporters, Friends and Family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

Making water a woman's business is key to the success of access to the fundamental human right to water. Everyday a woman is saddled with the responsibility to source for water for her household and thus when policies are being made to install a water source in a community, shouldn't she the one to be asked questions on the design of the water source needed, how safe is it for the children when they are sent to source for water and of course the proximity to the water source such that there is enough time available for the children to go to school on time and enough time left for the women to do other chores.

It was on this premise that we held a stakeholders meeting with a community in Rangaza in Dakata area of Kano with the community leaders, women group, and the only school within the location to deliberate on the how to provide access to water for the community. The meeting was held and it was decided that a water source be located just in front of the school as the community school is run by females only, had no access to water and it wasa located in the center of the community. This decision will serve a total number of 1587 community members due to the advantage of being in the center and the children will stay in school instead of the excuse of going far into other communities to search for water.

A wise decision was made and a steering committee that involved all stakeholders inclusive of our team was set up for impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation.

We could not not done this without your help and support and thus we say a BIG THANK YOU for the confidence reposed in us to provide life changing solutions to our communities. More solutions need to be done and we would appreciate more support to make a change in our communities so that girls stay in school, our community members are safe from the virus and effects of COVID 19 and women play a contributory role in supporting their house hold income as they have more time to do other chores.

You can follow us on our website on http://www.serendipityhealthcare.org.in for updates, social media handles on Facebook/serenhealthcare, Instagram/serendipityHea1, twitter/seredipityHea1 and LinkedIn/serendipity-healthcare-foundation.

Yours Faithfully,

Samirah Faruk

Students of Salha Academy Community school
Students of Salha Academy Community school
New water source for the community
New water source for the community

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