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 three babies born in September 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.
Three beautiful babies were born to RCP mothers in September 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 Godlove, Flora, and Maranatha!
Godlove Kikoti was born on September 1 to RCP mom Zainet Duma from Ipalamwa village. Godlove weighed 5 pounds 5 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.8 inches, and measured 19.3 inches long. Baby boy Godlove has two brothers: Martin (age 6) and Joseph (age 3). Zainet joined the RCP Program in August 2018.
Flora Ngusulu was born on September 11 to RCP mom Estia Kasuga from Mkalanga village. Flora weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.8 inches, and measured 19.3 inches long. Baby girl Flora is the first born in her family. Estia joined the RCP Program in April 2021 when she was four months pregnant with Flora.
Maranatha Salah was born on September 23 to RCP mom Tulizo Kaiywanga from Ipalamwa village. Maranatha weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.8 inches, and measured 18.9 inches long. Baby girl Maranatha has three siblings: sister Mariam (age 13), brother Moses (age 11), and sister Jenida (age 9). Tulizo joined the RCP Program in June 2021 when she was six months pregnant with Maranatha.
Welcome to the world, babies!
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