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 seven babies born in December 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.
Seven beautiful babies were born to RCP mothers in December at the Ipalamwa General Clinic. RCP moms are encouraged to give birth at Global Volunteers’ healthcare facility and are invited to stay in the guest house before and after the birth. Please join us in welcoming Isdori, Ezrom, Silvesta, Fadhia, Elkana, Amos, and Messiah!
Isdori Duma was born on December 3 to RCP mom Zajaneth Kavindi from Ipalamwa village. Isdori is a baby boy who weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces, had a head circumference of 13 inches, and measured 20 inches long. Ezra has two older brothers, Adriano (age 7) and Benson (age 4). Zajaneth joined the RCP Program at its inception in July 2017. You can read more about Isdori’s mom in this interview.
Ezrom Giha was born on December 5 to RCP mom Aluwa Lwanzali from Mkalanga village. Ezrom is a baby boy who weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.4 inches, and measured 18.5 inches long. Ezrom is the second born in his family. Aluwa joined the RCP Program in March 2018.
Silvesta Ngimba was born on December 14 to RCP mom Eva Mlagile from Mkalanga village. Silvesta is a baby girl who weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces, had a head circumference of 14.6 inches, and measured 18.9 inches long. Silvesta has three older siblings who are ages seven, five, and two. Eva joined the RCP Program in February 2018.
Fadhia Kalinga was born on December 14 to RCP mom Jestina Kagine from Mkalanga village. Fadhia is a baby girl who weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.4 inches, and measured 18.1 inches long. Fadhia has an older sibling who is five years old. Jestina joined the RCP Program in July 2020.
Elkana Fugutilo was born on December 15 to RCP mom Bahati Fugutilo from Mkalanga village. Elkana is a baby girl who weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces, had a head circumference of 12.2 inches, and measured 20.5 inches long. Elkana has one older sibling who is four years old. Bahati joined the RCP Program in February 2018.
Amos Mlengela was born on December 19 to RCP mom Anestina Msigala from Lulindi village. Amos is a baby boy who weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.8 inches, and measured 20.5 inches long. Elkana is the sixth child in his family. He has five older siblings: Asprosina (sister, age 22), Christian (brother, age 17), Lucian (brother, age 13), Luulencia (sister, age 7), and Augustiono (brother, age 4). Anestina joined the RCP Program in July 2017.
Messiah Mbugi was born on December 25 to RCP mom Farijiwa Kimata from Mkalanga village. Messiah is a baby girl who weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.8 inches, and measured 20.9 inches long. Messiah has two older brothers: Bonifas (age 6) and Samwel (age 3). Farijiwa joined the RCP Program in March 2018.
Welcome to the world, babies!
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