AfriKids

Promising Starts: Pears Mothers & Babies Centre

Food, a safe home and good health are fundamental to a child's development. However, when a mother dies in childbirth or is a child herself, these 3 fundamentals are often threatened. Sister Jane has devoted her life to ensuring every child in her local community has the chance of survival.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1141028)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£23,115

Donations

18

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄúRather than merely removing vulnerable children from their homes, Sister Jane helps families live together and create sustainable means of living. Hence, her methodology to improve the health of children is rooted in re-educating and working closely with local communities.‚Äù

    — Nich Kumah, AfriKids Ghana Director

  • ‚ÄúNot every child here has the support they need at the start of their life. Without food, a safe home and good health their chances of survival are low.‚Äù

    — Sister Jane, Project Manager

  • “Not every child here has the support they need at the start of their life. Without food, a safe home and good health their chances of survival are low.”

    — Sister Jane, Project Manager

  • “Rather than merely removing vulnerable children from their homes, Sister Jane helps families live together and create sustainable means of living. Hence, her methodology to improve the health of children is rooted in re-educating and working closely with local communities.”

    — Nich Kumah, AfriKids Ghana Director

Situation

Around three quarters of families in Sister Jane's community live in poverty, resulting in complex issues which put babies and young mums in life-threatening positions. Limited access to healthcare information and services mean young mothers often suffer fatal complications during childbirth, or lack sufficient knowledge of adequate childcare. Unfortunately, this results in a number of babies suffering from malnutrition and unintentional neglected.

Solution

Sister Jane is a local hero with 30 years’ experience and a true understanding of the issues facing her community. Guided by her knowledge, the Pears Mother & Babies Centre treats both the symptoms and root causes of the complex issues it’s tackling. Provides nutrition, shelter and medical care to babies at risk of losing their lives. Mothers/guardians receive training on childcare, including nutrition, hygiene and basic healthcare. Outreach in the community promotes healthcare and education.