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 November 2021. 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 November 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 Catherine, Justine, Glory, and one baby girl who has not yet been named!
Catherine Mtenga was born on November 8 to RCP mom Eva Kilave from Ukwega village. Catherine weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.8 inches, and measured 19.3 inches long. Baby girl Catherine is the first born in her family. Eva joined the RCP Program in June 2021 when she was four months pregnant with Catherine.
Justine Mlengela was born on November 16 to RCP mom Agnes Kikoti from Mkalanga village. Justine is a baby boy who weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces, had a head circumference of 14.2 inches, and measured 20.5 inches long. Baby boy Justine has four siblings: brother Nyenyea (age 14), sister Abariki (age 14), brother Ezekiel (age 12), and brother Samwel (age 3). Agnes joined the RCP Program in August 2017.
Glory Mpalanzi was born on November 25 to RCP mom Veronica Giha from Mkalanga village. Glory weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.4 inches, and measured 19.7 inches long. Baby girl Glory has three siblings: sister Bless (age 10), brother Naftali (age 8), and brother Samwel (age 4). Veronica joined the RCP Program in July 2018.
RCP mom Neema Mwita of Ipalamwa village gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on November 30. Baby girl has not yet been named. She weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.8 inches, and measured 20.1 inches long. Baby girl has three siblings: sister Telesia (age 13), brother Shukuru (age 10), and sister Rebecca (age 6). Neema joined the RCP Program in September 2021 when she was seven months pregnant.
Welcome to the world, babies!
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