“The first 1000 days lasts a lifetime”
We are proud to launch our “First 1000 Days” program:
In reviewing the evidence about what works and what’s needed to ensure children have the best possible start in life, we have put a program together to address needs during the vital first 1000 days of life (from conception until a child’s second birthday).
Huge thanks to our very clever friend Jo for doing all the heavy lifting by researching and developing this vital program for us!
Our main areas of focus will be:
? INVESTING in the ‘partnership’ between a mother and her child – the first and best step in ensuring healthy children, prosperous families and strong communities.
? Providing access and support for the “LIFESAVING” SIX:
• Iron / Folate
• Breastfeeding
• Complementary feeding
• Vitamin A
• Zinc
• Hygiene
? KEEPING GIRLS IN SCHOOL – better educated girls have fewer, healthier, better nourished babies.
We are putting the elements together and will start working on this program in July. If you’re keen to help, we would love to hear from you!
Jen, Bec, Tori (and Jo!) xxx