Flew over 7655 miles to seek your partnership on WASH - WAter Sanitation Hygiene to help children
It is with great pleasure i write your reputable church and House of GOD as i flew over 7,655 miles to reach out to reputable individuals and churches like yourselves.
I came by FAITH on this journey and i hope to achieve giant strides upon my return to Africa (Lagos Nigeria)
My name is AdeTola Okanlawon (www.instagram.com/presidentadetolaokanlawon), i am a Rotarian & founder of Feed The Future Today Foundation - a registered non profit organisation that provides basic needs to children in public primary school. I am also the new CEO for a 35 years old bakery - Bakers World Limited (www.instagram.com/bakersworldcakes)
With your permission, may we ask you to join us as we target to achieve some SGD goals for 2019 with the focus to provide access to clean water in public primary schools in Lagos state Nigeria and also reduce open deification by building lavatory facilities
We write to seek your support in helping to save lives.
In 2018 Oct 31st, FTFTF in line with SDG Goal 3Good Health and Well-being, sort to protect public primary school children from unfavorable weather induced infections with the most common problem occurring is viral influenza. Common cold or coryza also occurs frequently. . Influenza or coryza manifests as running of nose, blocked nose or sneezing, fever, headache , one or more of these symptoms which is due to a viral infection, which spreads as a droplet infection. In this light of solving problems, FTFTF in partnership with Sterling Bank (Instagram or Facebook1 or Facebook2), we gave out 2,800 raincoats to help keep children dry to-and-fro their homes to their various schools and vice versa.
This 2019, in view of achieving SDG Goal 6 Clean Water and Sanitation our project will not only provide clean water to the children but also the surrounding communities. We also aim to build lavatory facilities for the pupils and teachers in various schools in Lagos, Nigeria
According to data from Lagos State Basic Universal Education Board, we have 206 public primary schools in need of access to drinking water and 524 schools in need of lavatory facility (thats 5,240 toilets, i.e 10 in each school). Each primary school houses an average of 300 students.
Research also tells us that 250 million children are not receiving the education they need to master basic academic skills — even though half of them have spent at least four years in school. When a community’s lack of access to safe water and sanitation services coincides with an inability to provide quality education, the impact on the health and opportunities available to its children is adverse and long-term.
WASH in Schools
By investing in water and sanitation systems in schools, FTFTF brings clean water, sanitation, and hygiene services directly to children, reducing their exposure to waterborne diseases. Creating healthier water systems in schools creates a positive cycle by significantly improving school enrollment and attendance. Children who attend school and learn positive health behaviors like hand washing take these behaviors home to their families. By working within the school environment, FTFTF will help more children learn, grow up healthy, and achieve their full potential.
Research according to Joint Call to Action, 2010, shows that WASH in Schools programs:
• Reduce school dropout rates — particularly for girls who otherwise may leave school at puberty
• Increase community adoption of good WASH behaviors as children become change agents within their families and communities
• Prevent the spread of disease and reduce nutrition deficiencies, diarrhea, and other illnesses related to inadequate access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene
• Teach equitable ways that girls and boys can support the health of their school, including cleaning toilets, fetching and boiling water, and caring for sick people
Our Needs And Action Carried Out
We require $10,000 per school to build 1 borehole with a water treatment plant with tanks and lavatory facilities per school, a yearly maintenance fee for janitorial cleaning services per year and misc for part repairs or replacement at $1,000/year.
So far, we have raised $1,000 only. Our goal is to work on at least 20 schools this 2019 which totals $220,000. We have $219,000 to go. We need your help as it is impossible to get this done without your help through Support and Guidance
With your permission, may we request a monthly subscription of donation to bring this charity works to lime light?