What’s more fun than BABIES? In this series, we focus on the newest members of the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Program in Tanzania — newborns. In this post, we welcome four babies born in September 2020. Their moms joined the program to provide them a healthy start at life, and the nutrition and care needed to grow strong and realize their potential. Global Volunteers’ RCP Program helps parents deliver essential services to eliminate child stunting in the Ukwega Ward. It’s a child-focused, parent-driven, family-centered, and community-led comprehensive effort beginning with pregnancy, and continuing through the 18th birthday, with a focus on the first 1,000 days of life.
Four beautiful babies were born to RCP mothers in September. RCP moms are encouraged to give birth at Global Volunteers’ healthcare facility – Ipalamwa General Clinic – and are invited to stay in the guest house before and after the birth. Please join us in welcoming Bathromayo, Bahati, Abrais, and Moureen!
Bathromayo Fugutilo was born on September 10 to Mary Chahe from Mkalanga village. Bathromayo is a baby boy who weighed 6 pounds 9.8 ounces, had a head circumference of 13 inches, and measured 19.7 inches long. Batromayo is the seventh born in his family. He has four brothers and two sisters: Steven (age 14), Prisila (age 13), Herug Chavala (age 12), Elia (age 11), Juhudi (age 10), and Andaliwa (age 2). Mary joined the RCP Program in February 2018 when RCP was introduced in Mkalanga. Mary had a newborn at the time, Bathromayo’s older brother Andaliwa.
Bahati Kikoti was born on September 11 to Sisemi Balama from Makungu village. Bahati is a baby boy who weighed 6 pounds 9.8 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.8 inches, and measured 18.5 inches long. Bahati has two sisters and two brothers: Nusula (age 16), Icra (age 8), Paschal (age 5), and Musa (age 3). She delivered at Ilula Hospital after staying at the Ipalamwa guest house for two weeks. Sisemi expressed her appreciation for the RCP Program throughout her stay at the guest house and said that she was so happy and confident for being so close to the Ipalamwa General Clinic. Sisemi said for all two weeks for her staying she was so happy and having enough confident for being close with IGC. Sisemi joined the RCP Program in July 2019 when it was introduced in Makungu. At that time, Bahati’s older brother, Musa, was one year ten months old.
Abrais Kibiki was born on September 24 to RCP mom Perida Msungu from Mkalanga village. He weighed 4 pounds 13.6 ounces, had a head circumference of 13 inches, and measured 19.7 inches long. Abrais was delivered pre-mature, and is currently doing great. He is the first born in his family. Perida joined the RCP Program in February 2018 when RCP was introduced in Mkalanga.
Moureen Mbugi was born on September 25 to Agreva Kisoma from Mkalanga village. Moureen weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces, had a head circumference of 15 inches, and was 19.3 inches long. Moureen is the first born and her mom is so happy with RCP. Agreva commented to the clinic staff about how she joined the program when she was four months pregnant and has learned so much in the last five months. Agreva joined the RCP Program in July 2020 when she was seven months pregnant.
Welcome to the world, babies!
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