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Bahr el Gazel Board of Directors Development Education Center Hadjer Hadid Markas al Nour N'Djamena Ouaddai

2020 Annual Report

This report gives details about the work our association did in 2020. All the reports are in French.

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Conclusion

2020 had plenty of success and challenges. The biggest challenge was the financial crisis which forced the closure of our Markas al Nour education center. Nonetheless, the center reopened its doors in order to keep offering high quality instruction. Our activities in Moussoro and Hadjer Hadid were slowed down by covid-19, but were still able to adapt and continue. We will continue working together on our common objectives in education and development in 2021.

Here are the number of beneficiaries from our activities in 2020:

ProjectBeneficiaries
Markas al Nour – N’Djamena288
Education classes – Moussoro203
Animal health videos – Moussoro120
Water, health, and mapping – Hadjer Hadid3800
Sewing and distributing masks – Hadjer Hadid800
Health and cultural videos – Hadjer Hadid100
Total5311

We would like to thank all those who helped us continue advancing our goals.

The Secretary General for Service au Sahel

N’Djamena

22 April 2021

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Hadjer Hadid Ouaddai

End of Project Report for Tawisa 3

Executive Summary

Tawisa 3 was a project that ran from July 2019 – July 2020. The project has completed mapping and survey for the Chokoyan Canton of the Ouaddai State of Eastern Chad. This included mapping and surveying over 184 villages and their improved and unimproved water sources. Printed maps are being shared with all stakeholders in the region and detailed data has been provided to the government to use in its geospatial database.

Additionally, a pump repair program was initiated in three villages within the Chokoyan Canton. These villages had existing broken pumps. Service au Sahel ran a two-day water committee training, introducing cost replacement schedules, record keeping, management of a cash box and savings goals for maintenance and repair, in each of these villages. After the training the pump was repaired. Monitoring visits have been conducted each month post the repair, tracking and working with the village to implement the training received. These monitoring visits are continuing into the next Tawisa project until the full year of monitoring is completed.

Additionally, water committees and villages who received new wells during the previous Tawisa 2 project were monitored on a quarterly basis, encouraging them to save for future repairs that will be needed for their new well. The Tawisa 3 project finished within budget, having spent 92% of total funds.

The project report is attached.

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Abeche Bahr el Gazel Board of Directors Development Education Center Hadjer Hadid Health Markas al Nour N'Djamena Ouaddai

2019 Annual Report

This report summarizes all the work that the association has done in 2019. All the reports are in French.

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Conclusion

2019 was a difficult year for the association. Even with many successes, the general financial climate in Chad slowed down several of our projects. Nonetheless, our work in education and development impacted thousands of people:

ProjetBénéficiaires
Markas al Nour818
Cours décentralisés49
Markaz Attafahum13
Projets de Développement – Hadjer Hadid516
Projets de Développement – Moussoro1075
Total2471

We would like to thank all those who helped us continue advancing our goals.

The Secretary General for Service au Sahel

N’Djamena

11 July, 2020

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Hadjer Hadid Ouaddai

Tawisa 3 – 3rd Quarter Report

The latest update on the Tawisa 3 project is now available. A summary is that

  • Data collection in the Ouadi Hamra region has been finished. A final map has been printed in N’Djamena.
  • A total of 27 pumps have been located in the region with 25 of them broken when surveyed. All villages with broken pumps have been invited to participate in the program.
  • Villages who received new wells and water committee training in the previous Tawisa project were followed up with again during the 3rd quarter.
  • The SAS compound has continued to be maintained and improved.
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Hadjer Hadid Ouaddai

Tawisa 3 1st Quarter Report

The latest news from the Tawisa 3 project being run in Hadjer Hadid are in the below report.

  • Data collection has started slowly in Ouadi Hamra
  • Pump repair has been delayed until late October / early November
  • Follow-up with Tawisa 2 water committees has shown some successes but also some challenges
  • The SAS compound in HH has been reorganized for more clarity
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Hadjer Hadid Ouaddai

Project in the Hadjer Hadid region

Chad is located in Central Africa. The country is one of the poorest and most underprivileged in the world, ranking 184 out of 188 on the 2015 Human Development Index. The population of 11.5 million is rapidly growing and is very young (45% of people are under 15 years).

SAS’s project is in the Hadjer Hadid region. These communities have multiple needs. There is high infant mortality (124 per 1,000 births) and low life expectancy 51.6 female/48.6 male. Over 30% of children suffer from chronic malnutrition. Around half of girls receive no primary school education. Factors contributing to these problems include:

  • Low rainfall which limits the availability of easily accessible groundwater. People are therefore forced to use unclean water sources. Less than 20% of the region has access to safe drinking water.

  • A prevalence of waterborne diseases, diarrhoea, cholera, hepatitis and typhoid associated with drinking unclean water

  • A lack of basic hygiene and sanitation practices (over 75% of people defecate in the open). This results in widespread disease transmission and high infant mortality rates.

  • Girls do most water fetching. This often takes several hours’ daily, making school attendance impossible.

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Hadjer Hadid Ouaddai

Projects in Hadjer Hadid

SAS has projects running in Hadjer Hadid, Eastern Chad. This is located in on the edge of the homeland of the Masalit people, who historically have spanned the Sudan-Chad border. The 2003 Darfur War resulted in widespread displacement and the arrival of over 400,000 refugees in Chad, located in 13 different refugee camps along the Darfur border. Several of these refugee camps are located in near to the town of Hadjer Hadid (population approx. 10,000) where SAS have their operational base in the East.

These camps have existed for over ten years in what has developed into a protracted refugee situation (PRS), and they now more closely resemble mid-sized towns rather that camps. Furthermore, worsening circumstances in Darfur mean that there is little prospect of their return being feasible.  There is therefore a critical need for development initiatives within these refugee camps such that they are transformed into viable, resilient, peaceful & sustainable communities. Furthermore, surrounding Chadian villages have taken on additional burden of accommodating refugee communities and they too are struggling with subsistence livelihoods and chronic vulnerability, which requires action to address.

For more detail on our work, see the map of the region surrounding Hadjer Hadid.