Help us fight malnutrition in Argentina

 
$6,100
$18,900
Raised
Remaining
Jul 7, 2014

Seventh Project Report

Early stimulation
Early stimulation

Our main challenge is to manage the undernourishment problem, mostly a consequence of the extreme poverty and low education, focusing on the whole problem. Local community remains fully committed to this objective and we continue working with Conin Pilar, Conin Tigre, Conin Vicente Lopez the Child Undernourishment Prevention and Human Promotion Center that is part of the “Red Conin” and follows its methodology to address the problem. Its aim is to take care of the attention, education and assistance of children between 0 to 5 years old with nutritional and social risk. We also work with pregnant women at risk of giving low birth weight children.

The strategies to address this problem are the following:

  • Periodic pediatric and nutritionist control for children
  • Literacy program for children 2 to 5 years old
  • Follow-up through the work of social assistants, interviews at the center and home visits.
  • Workshop to stimulate both mothers and babies up to 2 years old.
  • Nutritional workshops and cooking classes.
  • Health programm workshop
  • Knitting, sewing, gardening , pottery.
  • Pre-natal workshops
  • Program: Complementary food assistance
  • Program for pregnant women at risk: medical check-ups, psychological support and informative workshops.

Thanks for your contribution to this project, we could do a lot but we still need your help! Remember that nourishing time is now, if not we are going to be very late to help this children grow in normal health conditions. The achievements encouraged us to do more with Conin and the community, and there are many families that remain undernourished and need your help now!

Training in Kitchen
Training in Kitchen
Apr 22, 2014

Sixth Report abr2014

Mothers in a workshop
Mothers in a workshop

Our challenge is to manage the undernourishment problem, mostly a consequence of the extreme poverty and low education, focusing on the whole problem. Local community remains fully committed to this objective and we continue working with Conin Pilar, the Child Undernourishment Prevention and Human Promotion Center that is part of the “Red Conin” and follows its methodology to address the problem. Its aim is to take care of the attention, education and assistance of children between 0 to 5 years old with nutritional and social risk. We also work with pregnant women at risk of giving low birth weight children.

During this period, we could observe positive changes in the children´s physical and mental development and in nutritional habits. We have done several activities: family interviews in order to address their needs; workshops on integral stimulation including mothers, their babies and children between 2 to 5; health workshops; yoga workshops; gym lessons and more. This could help us give attention to more than 80 children and many families in nutrition, pediatrics, stimulation, psychology, etc.

Thanks for your contribution to this project, we could do a lot but we still need your help! Remember that nourishing time is now, if not we are going to be very late to help this children grow in normal health conditions. The achievements encouraged us to do more with Conin Pilar and the community, and there are many families that remain undernourished and need your help now!

Playing with dolls
Playing with dolls
All together!
All together!
Outdoor activity
Outdoor activity
Little children having tea
Little children having tea

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Jan 24, 2014

Fifth Report

Mothers and their children in activity
Mothers and their children in activity

Population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements needs special attention, mainly pregnant mothers and children considering their healthy development.

Our challenge is to manage the undernourishment problem, mostly a consequence of the extreme poverty and low education, focusing on the whole problem. Local community remains fully committed to this objective and we continue working with Conin Pilar, the Child Undernourishment Prevention and Human Promotion Center that is part of the “Red Conin” and follows its methodology to address the problem. Its aim is to take care of the attention, education and assistance of children between 0 to 5 years old with nutritional and social risk. We also work with pregnant women at risk of giving low birth weight children.

During this period, we could observe positive changes in the children´s physical and mental development and in nutritional habits. We have done several activities: family interviews in order to address their needs; workshops on integral stimulation including mothers, their babies and children; health and yoga workshops; gym lessons and more. This could help us give attention to more than 80 children and mothers in nutrition, pediatrics, stimulation, psychology, etc.

Thanks for your contribution to this project, we could do a lot but we still need your help! Remember that nourishing time is now, if not we are going to be very late to help this children grow in normal health conditions. The achievements encouraged us to do more with Conin Pilar and the community, and there are many families that remain undernourished and need your help now!

Little kid playing happily
Little kid playing happily
A great team to build healthy development!
A great team to build healthy development!
Celebrating birthdays
Celebrating birthdays
Mother and baby
Mother and baby
The girl is growing thanks to your help!
The girl is growing thanks to your help!

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Nov 4, 2013

Fourth Report

Early Stimulation
Early Stimulation

Brain needs special materials to run properly: glucose, vitamins, minerals and other essential chemicals. If this complete menu is not delivered on time, brain and the central nervous system are exposed to high danger. So if children do not receive an adequate amount of nutrients and the correct stimulation, the brain development will be affected with significant risk of suffering mental weakness. Conin’s Centers invest all their human and social capital to work on preventing this from happening.

The strategies to address this problem are the following:

  • Periodic pediatric and nutritionist control for children
  • Literacy program for children 2 to 5 years old
  • Follow-up through the work of social assistants, interviews at the center and home visits.
  • Workshop to stimulate both mothers and babies up to 2 years old.
  • Nutritional workshops and cooking classes.
  • Health programm workshop
  • Knitting, sewing, gardening , pottery.
  • Pre-natal workshops
  • Program: Complementary food assistance
  • Program for pregnant women at risk: medical check-ups, psychological support and informative workshops.

Thanks to your help, nowadays the Pilar Conin Prevention Center is growing and helping more than 80 children and mothers. Do not forget it is NOW the time for them to be better nourished and have a healthier life! They need you TODAY!

Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries
Breakfast with friends!
Breakfast with friends!
A group of mothers learning about healthy cooking
A group of mothers learning about healthy cooking
Workshop with mothers
Workshop with mothers
Children weight control
Children weight control

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Aug 12, 2013

Third report

Workshop
Workshop

Our challenge is to manage the undernourishment problem, mostly a consequence of the extreme poverty and low education, focusing on the whole problem. Local community remains fully committed to this objective and we continue working with Conin Pilar, the Child Undernourishment Prevention and Human Promotion Center that is part of the “Red Conin” and follows its methodology to address the problem. Its aim is to take care of the attention, education and assistance of children between 0 to 5 years old with nutritional and social risk. We also work with pregnant women at risk of giving low birth weight children.

During this period, we could observe positive changes in the children´s physical and mental development and in nutritional habits. We have done several activities: 32 family interviews in order to address their needs; 21 workshops on integral stimulation including mothers, their babies and children between 2 to 5; 8 health workshops; 6 yoga workshops; gym lessons and more. This could help us give attention to more than 20 children and 17 families in nutrition, pediatrics, stimulation, psychology, etc.

Thanks for your contribution to this project, we could do a lot but we still need your help! Remember that nourishing time is now, if not we are going to be very late to help this children grow in normal health conditions. The achievements encouraged us to do more with Conin Pilar and the community, and there are many families that remain undernourished and need your help now!

Children with a Conin leader
Children with a Conin leader
Congratulations family!
Congratulations family!

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Organization

Fundacion Caminando Juntos

Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
http://www.caminandojuntos.org.ar

Project Leader

Mercedes Ferreccio

Projects Manager
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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