UNGUWAR-ALHERI COMMUNITY PROJECT

 

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Dear friend,

Thank you for taking the time to check out this page. I want you to know that I really, really appreciate it and believe it will be worth your while.

My name is Oluwatomi Adeoti. I am a medical doctor currently enrolled in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) with State Code Number GM/15B/0153. I began my service year in November 2015 and was posted to Gombe state. My place of primary assignment (PPA) is a clinic located in Ashaka, a village in Funakaye Local Government Area of Gombe state.

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On resumption of duties at my PPA, I began to interact with the locals and to see the gross need for intervention in the areas of health education, water supply and nutrition. Having been encouraged during the NYSC Orientation Camp, to identify the needs of my host community and try to meet them, I decided to do this as my personal Community Development Service (CDS) project.
The target community for my project is Unguwar-Alheri village, Gombe state. Unguwar-Alheri is a settlement of over 500 people located close to my PPA. The people are mostly farmers, cattle herders and fishermen. Currently, they buy water daily at a cost of about N300 per day on average, for a family of 7. Children are often seen pushing carts of water kegs around in search of water. This tells on the hygiene of the people and invariably, their health, as they try to minimize the use of water due to the cost. In addition to this, grossly underweight and malnourished children frequently visit the clinic where I work, often to obtain treatment for diseases like malaria, pneumonia and acute diarrheal diseases. The frequency of clinic visits can be reduced if the people are taught ways to improve nutrition as well as basic principles of personal hygiene. The pictures below will give you an idea of some of the things I have hitherto, discussed:

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Children seen pushing carts, with hopes of getting water at the Corpers’ lodge.
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Typical carts and kegs used in search of water; some sell the water to those that lack it in Unguwar-Alheri and other nearby villages, while others keep the water for personal use.
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Health talk to people in other nearby villages in the community. Child pushing cart in search of water in the background.
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Women listening to talk on Lassa fever

The project I intend to carry out consists of the following parts:
1. Drilling of a borehole to meet the need for portable water in Unguwar-Alheri.
2. Medical Outreach: Health education on good nutrition and basic personal hygiene techniques like hand washing.
3. Donation of fortified protein meals (Grandvita Protein Cereal Meal) to improve the health of malnourished under-5 children in Unguwar-Alheri.
4. Donation of stationery to school-age children in Unguwar-Alheri.

The project budget is N510,000 and is summarized as follows:

Drilling of borehole – N468,400
Purchase of Grandvita Protein Cereal Meal (20 ‘10kg’ bags at N 1,700 per bag)– N34,000
Purchase of stationery (exercise books and pencils) – N5,000
Miscellaneous (transportation of cereal meal, e.t.c.) – N2,600

Further details of the cost for the drilling of the borehole, as enumerated by the contractor that intends to do the work, is as below:

S/NO. DESCRIPTION QUANTITY RATE AMOUNT (N)
1. Geophysical survey 20,000.00
2. Mobilization and demobilization of equipment 40,000.00
3. Construction of borehole for installation of 4” UPVC casing 40m 4,000.00 160,000.00
4. Installation of 4” UPVC screen 40m 1,000.00 40,000.00
5. Gravel parking Ls 10,000.00
6. Development of borehole 1 10,000.00
7. Procurement and installation of IHP submersible pump and accessories 1 40,000.00
8. PVC raiser pipe 6 2,000.00 12,000.00
9. Construction base for placement of PVC tank

i.        Blocks (9”)

ii.      Cement

iii.    Literate

iv.     Sand

 

 

80

5 bags

Ls

Ls

 

 

130

1400

 

 

10,400.00

7,000.00

2,000.00

2,000.00

10. Procurement of LTs PVC Tank (3,000L) 1 55,000.00 55,000.00
11. Connections and fetching point 15,000.00
12. Workmanship and miscellaneous 15,000.00
TOTAL 468,400.00

I use this medium to humbly appeal to you and request that you contribute to making this project a reality before my service year ends in October 2016. I have gotten the approval of the Gombe State NYSC Coordinator to proceed with the project as well as the support of the community leaders and people.
I will be very grateful for any contribution you are willingly to make in cash or kind to enable me execute this project successfully. No amount is too big or too small; the people of Unguwar-Alheri and I will never forget your kind gesture and contribution to making a difference in their lives.

All monetary contribution can be paid into the following account:
Bank- UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (UBA)
Account name- OLUWATOMI ADEOTI
Account number- 2045121180

Any information on philanthropic foundations that will be willing to support my cause will also be appreciated. I can be reached via the following mobile numbers: 08050477990 or 08066888073; or via email: adeotitomi@gmail.com.

For verification of claims or further clarification, you may contact me directly or my NYSC Local Government Inspector, Mr. Bukar on 07032319477 or 08028812411. Please, re-broadcast this link to your friends as well.
This is part of what we are all encouraged to live for- to leave the world a better place than we met it. I do hope to get a positive response from you, which will help me make this a reality. Once again, thank you for your time and God bless you richly.

Cheers,
Oluwatomi Adeoti.

 

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6 thoughts on “UNGUWAR-ALHERI COMMUNITY PROJECT

  1. Adding values to the less privileged is the best work anyone can do.
    I am deeply impressed.
    God bless you real good.
    I will send my donation.

    Like

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