The Amiguitos Royal Foundation, in its purpose of contributing to the nutrition of Bogota's most needy children, counts with the following programs:
Program for Pregnant women.
Pregnant women as indicated by our Hospital partner being at high risk of malnutrition due to their age, weight, clinical or psychosocial picture are received by the Foundation, where they receive daily nutritional support and monthly nutritional follow-up. Additionally women receive workshops and counseling on themes such as: promotion of breastfeeding, healthy and adequate food and micronutrients intake, solutions to problems in regards to the affiliation to the public health system, promotion of oral health and how to strengthen emotional bonds with the newborn. 25 women were attended this semester and 9 healthy children have been born.
Mother and Child Program: (290 children and their mothers currently are part of the program).
The Amiguitos Royal Foundation has sought to strengthen the essential link between the mother and her baby with the purpose of encouraging proper nutrition and healthy growth of children living in low-income conditions. On the assumption that this new being must generate a healthy connection with the world to become a happy and productive adult and, he/she requires primarily of the establishment of a safe and effective attachment with the mother who provides the necessary care, and affection
The Amiguitos Royal Foundation oriented by this theory work to provide education and support to these mothers, stimulating their affective resources and diligence in the exercise of their maternity. The organization also stimulates breastfeeding for the first 6 months and supports the healthy introduction of complementary feeding from second semester, where, in addition, the mother and child begin to receive food support.
For the first half of the year, 40 children between the ages of 3 and 5 have been enrolled in the Daily Attendance program. These children attend from Monday to Friday on a schedule of 8 am to 4 pm and receive nutritional support (lunch and two snacks per day). Moreover, these children have been assessed with the neurodevelopmental scale to identify their levels and include them in a pedagogical project adjusted to the requirements of the children and the acquisitions of linguistic and social characteristics of their stage of development.
This program includes 150 children, enrolled during the first semester, between the ages of 5 and 9. These beneficiaries receive lunch and a snack daily. In addition, these have access to a series of workshops intended to encourage and motivate them through art, sport and construction of scenarios of peace, as a creative and stimulating alternative to processes they receive in formal education.
One of the axes of the process, which allows us to evaluate and take corrective actions in the proper development of the children, is weight and height measurements. During the first semester there have been two screenings, the results have been tabulated and classified to obtain a profile in which children with inappropriate nutritional diagnosis are individualized for intervention and follow-up by the interdisciplinary team of the Foundation, which includes a pediatrician, psychologist, nutritionist, educator and social worker. In addition, at-risk children receive home visits aimed at health promotion, nutrition, affective link strengthening, and promotion of healthy housing and investment of leisure time of children.Attachments: