Children
 Kenya
Project #7048

Child Survival and Development in Nairobi Slums

by Orphans and Vulnerable Children's Project in Africa
Jun 12, 2012

Baby Care Centers for Working Moms

In our last report about Working Moms and their Babies, we stressed the need for improving the Baby Care Centers (BCC) where the children ages 4 months to 3 years received day care. Since reporting the survey results of the poor conditions of the Centers in the three slum communities outside of Nairobi, Kenya, the OVC Project staff has developed plans for upgrading the Centers. We have received a donation to begin this work from our church in Charlottesville, Virginia and started working with 14 BCCs--- 6 in Mlolongo, 4 in Sophia, and 4 in Bondeni. Visits to these BCCs by the Community Health Workers (CHW) have shown the problems and needs of the Centers. Workshops for the BCC caregivers have begun. In put and participation from two of our collaborating universities, Kenyatta University and University of Tennessee, Knoxville has been very helpful in planning and carrying out the caregiver workshops. These workshops will be followed up with workshops for the parents of the children in the centers. In our next report, details of the contents and participants reactions to the sessions will be included. As you might imagine, to help all the BCCs (over 60) that want to participate in this program will take more money than we have on hand and we are therefore, seeking donations from our friends through GlobalGiving.

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Orphans and Vulnerable Children's Project in Africa

Location: Nairobi, Eastern Province - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​ www.ovcprojectafrica.org
Project Leader:
John H. Bryant, MD
Project Director
Charlottesville, Virginia United States

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