Help a Child: Provide Access to Water in Nigeria

by Serendipity Healthcare Foundation
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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
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
Workshop
Workshop

Dear Supporters, Friends and Family of Serendipity,

Open defecation has been a terrible practice in our communities as we informed you in our last report and thus led to our conducting a workshop “Making Our Schools WASH Friendly”. The workshop was a one day event where we taught 6 schools we have done projects on provision of access to water, toilets and COVID 19 relief materials through your kind donations.

The schools that attended the workshop were Government Girls Secondary School Tarauni, Millenium Primary and Secondary Schools, Bawo Road, Engineer Bashir Karaye primary and Secondary School, Sabon Gari Gadan Primary School, Salha Academy and Persons living with disability primary school.

The schools were taught on how to make their schools WASH friendly using the basic guidelines set out in the Hygiene Improvement Programme started by USAID for School Directors, Teachers, Parents (PTA) and other stakeholders. The schedule of programme is based on why WASH matters, Why WASH is important in schools, Discovering the WASH situation in Schools, Understanding the WASH problem, How to make our schools WASH Friendly and the 13 Basic steps to making our Schools WASH Friendly.

Now with your kind donations, we are able to do this workshop successfully and in six months time, WASH Evaluators and Specialists will visit the schools to evaluate the schools and award the schools that have taken to heart and implemented all what they have been taught.

We sincerely thank you for the support your have shown to us that our schools become WASH Friendly through this training and NOW we can be assured that open defecation practices are reduced and good handwashing and hygiene practices are adopted!

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Yours Faithfully 

 

Samirah Faruk

One of the participants
One of the participants
Learning WASH
Learning WASH
Participants
Participants
Mapping out routes of sources of contamination
Mapping out routes of sources of contamination

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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.

For more updates, you can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1, Instagram @serendipityHea, Facebook @serenhealthcare and Googlemybusiness to see more of our stories and impact your donation has made.

 

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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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.

Follow our story on our social media page Facebook/serenhealthcare; Instagram/serendipityHea1; Twitter/serendipityHea1. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel/serendipity and our e-newsletter on our website serendipity healthcare foundation.

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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Access to water
Access to water

Dear Family, Supporters and Friends of Serendipity,

I am proud to say that we have completed one of our milestones in our strategy to provide access to water, sanitation and hygiene in five local governing councils in Kano Municipal, Tarauni, Ungogo, Tofa and Fagge local Governing councils.

In Tarauni, a handpump was installed in Government Girls Secondary School with a population of 2000 students, In Kano Municipal Engineer Bashir Karaye Secondary School a motorized borehole was installed with a population of 1500 students, In Tofa, Tofa Town Primary Healthcare Center a hand pump was installed with an average of 750 outpatient per day that cover both Tofa town community and their immediate neighbors of Sabon Kofa and Yan Gari Communities. In Ungogo, Amarzakaya community a hand pump was installed in the city center which is in the middle of the community where over 550 persons will have access to water thus leaving enough time for the children to prepare for school and the women to be productive and finally in Fagge, Sabon Gari community a motorized borehole was installed that will cater for 30 households with average of 20 persons per household.

We are yet to collect our signed MOUs from the communities as part of our due diligence for sustainability, maintenance and security of the water sources which will be done over the next few days as schools just resumed and a gradual return to normalcy as a result of lockdown due to COVID 19 virus.

Our next steps are to provide more access to safe clean drinking Water, Ventilated Improved Pit Latrines, distribution of COVID 19 materialsto schools and primary health care centers because we want everyone to stay safe, trainings on good hand washing practices and workshops to identify and certify our schools as WASH Friendly schools.

Our strategy of leaving no one behind entails reaching the poorest of the poor who cannot afford WASH Services while combating discrimination and rising inequalities in provision of WASH, as in the first-place safe clean drinking water and sanitation is a fundamental human right.

You have been helpful to us in succeeding to ensure that no one is left behind in the access to water, sanitation and Hygiene through your generous donations, advice and support because you care all through the years as you have been on this journey with us. Thank You for that!!

July 14th is GlobalGiving Bonus Day where funds from $100 will be matched at 15%, 30% match on donations from $500 and 50% match on donations from $750 starting at 9.00am ET and we at Serendipity will be participating.

Thus mark your calendars NOW to DONATE to get your funds matched so that we continue to ensure that no one gets left behind. 

Best Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk

Drilling of water
Drilling of water
One of the completed hand pumps
One of the completed hand pumps
Chamber for motorised borehole
Chamber for motorised borehole

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Hand pump at Tofa Primary healthcare center
Hand pump at Tofa Primary healthcare center

Dear Family, Supporters and Friends of Serendipity,

We have reached another milestone which is providing access to water in two locations in two local governing councils in Kano, a community in Amarzakaya in Ungogo and Tofa Town in Tofa. 

In Amarzakaya Community, 550 persons will have access to water as the handpump was cited in the middle of the community thus giving access to the children and women who go to source water for their household use with free time to go to school and the women performing other chores at home.

In Tofa town, 750 out patient women and children (May 2021 hospital records) will benefit from the handpump installed at the primary healthcare centre thus ensuring the healthcare center remains clean as it will be used to clean the premises, used to sanitise the hospital equipments and for good hand washing practices.

As part of our policy in Serendipity we ensure we follow due process in delivering our programmes and thus ensure that we sign an MOU with the communities or schools or primary healthcare centers for sustainability of the hand pumps in regards to maintainance and security of the water source against theft. We also call for tenders for drilling companies to bid for the installation of the water access such that good quality materials are used for drilling and the water access installed comes with a guaranty for 1 year. 

This has been our success story over the years as water sources installed 12 years ago in communities are still working.

Our next steps after we conclude on the installation of access to 3 additional water source in the coming weeks will be distribution of COVID 19 materials, trainings on good hand washing practices and workshops to identify and certify our schools as WASH Friendly schools.

Our goal is to provide access to water in five local governing councils, Ventilated Improved Pit Latrines in two local governing councils, provision of COVID 19 materials and workshops to make our schools WASH Friendly.

We are grateful for your continued support and would appreciate any further assistance to our cause. Tell your friends the story on why you chose us, start a fundraiser on our behalf, donate during our campaigns or contact us via email on samirah@serendipityhealthcare.org.in or serenhealthcare@gmail.com for advise on our projects..

Best Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk

  

Hand pump at Amarzakaya community
Hand pump at Amarzakaya community

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