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Awareness on the dangers of pollution of water bodies via open defecation in Samaru community Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Go team report. 25th July 2023, 9:00am -2:00pm Name of project: Awareness on the dangers of pollution of water bodies via open defecation in Samaru community Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Number of volunteers: four persons volunteered on the sensitization exercise. Number of hours dedicated: 6hours. Introduction: Team COHSWAFS visited Samaru community to sensitize them on the dangers of water pollution by open defecation. We took time out to investigate one of the important streams in the community for pollutants and the possible ways of making it free of the pollutants. A popular slaughter slab in Samaru uses the stream to dispose animal wastes and also wash their products. We approached them and talked to them to see reasons why the stream should not be subjected to such level of pollution. The stream is a very important source of water for the community dwellers. They depend on it for bathing and cooking. Aim of the visitation: - To sensitize the community dwellers on the dangers of
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COHSWAFS FOOD SECURITY PROJECT

We are delighted to embark on our first food security project to help the people of Bomo community to meet their nutritional needs at a moderate cost with the help of people who care about a better living conditions of the most vulnerable persons in local communities and the world at large. As we embark on this maiden project, we hope to sustain it. To be able to do so we call on all the proponents of humanism to come to our aid to enable us achieve the common good which we all owe to the most vulnerable humans in the light of humanity. We appreciate Go humanity, the COHSWAFS team and everyone in the COHSWAFS Facebook community for staying with us all the while. Your input in any form will be highly welcome to enable us achieve our goals. Sincerely, COHSWAFS team. 

TIMELINE OF EVENTS FOR 2023

FEBRUARY medical outreach to test and treat waterborne diseases and public education on safe water, food handling and preservation. MARCH Mass education on water treatment and conservation. APRIL Importance of irrigation Agriculture to food security and economic empowerment. MAY Schools tour in target  local communities to sensitize students on our vision and mission for social interaction and  effective strategies to get them involved in advancing our noble cause. JUNE medical outreach and public education on personal hygiene (water and food) JULY Distribution of improved seedlings to farmers in target local communities to advance food Sustenance and zero hunger agenda. AUGUST Mass education on environmental protection and nature conservation: effects of deforestation, water pollution, excessive use of herbicide, open defecation. SEPTEMBER Schools tour to sensitize students on safe water and food Sustenance in target local communities. OCTOBER Distribution of water treatme

MEET THE BOARD MEMBERS.

Mom Godfrey: Founder/Program director Email: momgodfrey234@gmail.com Aondofa Isaac Terhemen: Assistant Programs director  Email: terhemenisaac19@gmail.com Lois Solomon: Director of Finance Email: Obed John: Technical adviser Email: obedjohn1491@gmail.com Cynthia Godwin: Director of communication Email: cynthiagodwin2004@gmail.com Dr Bem Terseer Abraham: Director of medical services and human resource Email:bemabraham09@gmail.com

The scourge called water pollution!

It is a well known fact that water is made up of the two most essential building blocks of life. 75% of human body is made up of water which is similar to the source of our origin, planet earth. The essentiality of the most important liquid can never be exhausted. A plethora of other complex applications of water abound, it's basic value to the sustainability of life is more universal to humans irrespective of race and social standing. Life as an ecosystem is tied to the quality and quantity of water that is available within and outside of us. The quality and quantity within us is solely dependent on what is available in our environment. All life forms depend on the accessible quality and quantity of water. As humans, we decide on these two factors that determine the quality of life we hope to give ourselves and also bequeath to our future generations that would proceed us. There has been a trajectory of decline in the condition of water bodies in our environments. Wate

THE ULTIMATE GOAL

 mission. Humans have the capability to make life worth living for everyone, looking at the myriad wonderful things they have been able to create to ease off the difficulty of achieving tedious tasks. It seems enigmatic how suffering abound in some parts of the world and goes on unchecked to abysmal levels where people just have to sit in through life as life goes by. The question has become trite about where we are heading to as humans. We are quick to brush aside the obvious fact that we contribute in one way or the other to making it what it has become. Our contributions could be in our actions or inactions,either Way can't be seen as less effective in plunging the world into the low ebb it is running up against, yet portending more peril in time to come, unless we do something drastic to either mitigate or call it a bluff by our well-meaning collective and effective actions. There is no gainsaying the fact that a lot of organizations and governments have been awake to m

AIM AND OBJECTIVES

To provide clean water to underserved communities 2. To provide food to communities in times of emergency 3. To educate communities on protection of resources made available to them 4. To educate communities on better ways to apply water to sustain food production. 5. Educate communities on the danger of holding on to unfounded believes and basic scientific concepts of solving problems.