REPORT ON NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY AT THE MOYOLLA –LAL-RATON VILLAGE YONI CHIEFDON

Reporting period: 27th – 28th June,2017
Report compiled by: Elizabeth Lars Larsson- Volunteer
Assessment accomplished by: Osman Turay, Elizabeth Larsson, Bai Conteh
Date submitted: 29th June, 2017 2015

Summary
1. Agriculture
2. Skills training( youth, young people, women and girls)/ Innovative and Creativity
3. Education
4. Medication (Mobile Healthcare)
5. Water well(drinking water)
6. Orphan cases

OTHER ACTIVITIES PLANNING
1. Fund raising lunch- 28th July, 2017
2. Providing funds for farming purposes
3. Skills training planning and implementation

ONGOING/ UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
1. Putting files in place for all staffs and children we support
2. Setting farmers into groups for farming purposes
3. Fund raising lunch

CHALLENGES

Report
1. AGRICULTURE
On the 28th of June, 2017 Zaindriss Foundation’s volunteer’s Osman, Elizabeth and Bai engaged in a closed door meeting with the people of the Moyolla Village who have pledged their loyalty and commitment to the foundation by giving up all their farming lands for agricultural purposes. One of the their biggest complains was that, they have given up all their land with the hope of Zaindriss coming back to them with tractors and farming tools for modernised farming and Agricultural purposes. After engaging almost all of the elders within the village and also collecting information from the community people, Elizabeth then came up with a question to the people of what they want Zaindriss to do in salvaging the situation, they all asked for support for education(paying fees for their children, food(for them and their family) and basic items for their up keep. Being that Zaindriss is a young organization coming up, Elizabeth came up with an idea of group farming and she also asked the people to name crops and items that will easily group and yield them money to solve all of the issues they have highlighted. They names the following

• Potato leaves
• Groundnut
• Beans
• Corn
• Okar
• Egusie
• Cucumber
• Pepper and
• Water melon
• Cassava

And we all agreed to divide them into three group where in each group will be planting 4 items. Below is an outline of the groups set up

 

Groups Item/Crops to plant
Group A

1. Potato Leaves

2. Groundnut

3. Beans

4. Cassava

Group B

1. Corn

2. Okar

3. Egusie

4. Cassava

Group C

1. Cucumber

2. Pepper

3. Watermelon

4. Cassava

 

We all therefore agreed by Monday 3rd July, the names of each group members should be sent to the office including the price list of seeds and stumps.   

Meeting with the villagers/stokeholds

The community Chief in attendance

Comments, views and opinions were respected

2. SKILLS TRAINING

Zaindriss been an organization which believes in “Helping others succeed” volunteer also came up with skill training for youth, young people, women and girls after going round the community and seeing that trade is at a lower scale and because there are not much skills, the poverty rate of the people is very high.
Speaking to the people of the village on a one-and-0n interview with Elizabeth she came up with the idea of Skills training, innovative and creativity9for skilled children)
Some of the skills that was named ar as follows:
• Hair dressing
• Tailoring
• Soap making
• Gara tie dying and
• Hand work( bead work)
In the area of innovation and creativity nothing was spoken as Elizabeth was thinking of getting an innovator/creator to go and improve on the skills of the children whom we have spotted to be innovative and creative within the community as a means of help the community develop at a faster rate. 95% if these skilled children are orphans (Ebola).

 

Mohamed Turay- JSS 2 (14 years)


He makes radio and light


He wants to be a Doctor


His father died of Ebola and the mother ran away because she cannot take crae of her, he stays with a dying grandmother (very ill). He goes to farm for work to help feed him and his grandmother and he makes radio for people, and also light which he sells for their survival

Alie Fullah (10 years)


He has never attended school, and both of his parents died of Ebola leaving 8 of them with an old woman. He is partially deaf and he does not have good clothing, slippers, shoes and good place to sleep. They are 12 in their house and they cook 5 cups of rice. Their source of survival is farming and they feed at 0-1-0. The elder brother who is in SSS 4 at Mile 91 comes home every weekend to help in he farming process. Alie has never been to school and if Zaindriss does not intervene, he will never go to school or have a proper life.

Uniform problem

Broken Secondary school

Seating accommodation very poor

4. MEDICATION(MOBILE HEALTHCARE)
At a visit paid to the Moyolla Community Health Clinic, we held a meeting with the Community Health Officer in charge, Mrs. Rachel Macathy and we discussed some of the most common illnesses that is been reported and also some of the constrains they face as a hospital.

COMMON ILLNESSES:
• Malaria
• Nemonia ( excusive cold)
• Bloody dysentery
• Diarrhea
• Pain and
• Skin diseases (rain worm, rash and facing cloth)

SOME OF THEIR CONSTRAINS ARE
• No medicine and as a result the death cases are very high
• No space for admission of patient and as a result the death cases are very high
• There is only one space for delivery( for pregnant women and their times when they are faced with more than one, the other should have to give birth outside the labour room)
• No water to up keep the clinic
• Hot rubs/pain relievers are also lacking at the hospital
• No accommodation for allocated nurses

Meeting the CHO

The MCHC

the only standard delivery bed

5. Water well(drinking)
We visited 3 main source of drinking water within the Moyolla village and all of them are not pure or hygienically for drinking, one of the well’s with the village, have been invaded by wide grass, the other at the stream, has been broken and it is now mixed with the river, the last we visited has been broken and is no longer in use.

The well within the town

The well with the grass

Poor drinking water for the people of Moyolla-La-Raton village. At present, grass grows inside the well they are drinking from and the stream in the photo shows where they fetch water for drinking.

6. ORPHAN CASES (few)
1. Meeting Adamu, he is 7 years old and he stays with his Uncle and Aunty, his parents died of Ebola and since then, these two have being taking care of him. They are 10 in the house and they old cook once a day (5cups of rice), according to Adamu, he most times does not eat to his satisfaction and so he will go out and play to his friends so that he can be able to eat from their houses. His caregivers are farmers(Aby Turay and Sampa Turay), they told me that the rest of Adamu’s siblings are on the street and they cannot locate them. Adamu has never travelled out of his village nor has he good cloths, shoes and school materials to carry on life with. Adamu’s house leaking ( I slept there on my visit), that is the bed room of his caregivers where they all sleep. He sleep on the bear floor and there is no light at night for Adamu to study.

Adamu infornt of his house

Adamu’s house

Adamu in his happy mood

2. Ibrahim Kabba, class 2, 8 years old. His parents died of Ebola and he is staying with his grandparents. No proper cloths to wear and proper learning materials to school. He goes to school on an empty stomach and eats once a day except if rice sleeps over.

3. Sullay Bugura, class 1, 6 years old. He stays with his father and step mother, his parents died of Ebola. His caregivers are framers. He lacks good standard of living

Sullay Bangura

CHALLENGES:

1. Risky riding on a bike during the rains
2. Lack of communication between Zaindriss foundation and the village heads
3. More work should be done on the field instead of the office
4. In order for Zaindriss Foundation to grow, there should be proper co-ordination from both America office and Sierra Leone office.
5. At every given month, a SWOT analysis should be given by all workers and after every three month every work should give his/her report based on what he/she has done and an evaluation should be made to keep every worker at speed.