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 March 2022! 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 March 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 Strongman, Shuhudiwa, Promise, and Lusta!
Strongman Kivamba was born on March 8 to RCP mom Zaina Changula from Makungu village. Strongman weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces, had a head circumference of 14.2 inches, and measured 18.5 inches long. Baby boy Strongman has an older brother, Daniel, who is two years old. Zaina joined the RCP Program in November 2021.
Shuhudiwa Makwela was born on March 10 to RCP mom Yestia Kahemela from Ukwega village. Shuhudiwa weighed 6 pounds 1 ounce, had a head circumference of 12.2 inches, and measured 16.5 inches long. Baby girl Shuhudiwa is the first born in her family. Yestia joined the RCP program in August 2021.
Promise Kabogo was born on March 22 to RCP mom Eneza Chavala from Makungu village. Promise weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces, had a head circumference of 15.4, and measured 20.9 inches long. Baby boy Promise has two older brothers: Kendrick (age 6) and Kimson (age 3). Eneza joined the RCP Program in October 2021 when she was four months pregnant with Promise.
Lusta Mbugu was born on March 23 to RCP mom Veronica Ngalembwa from Mkalanga village. Lusta weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.8 inches, and measured 19.7 inches long. Baby girl Lusta has three siblings: sister Enco (age 14), brother Vansoni (age 6), and sister Agresha (age 3). Veronica joined the RCP Program in April 2018.
Welcome to the world, babies!
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