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Jairis, Colombia: Childcare While Her Mother Learns Job Skills

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THE STORY:

When 18-year old Nasly gave birth to her daughter Jairis, she didn’t know how she was going to manage to financially support them both or how to be a good parent and role model for Jairis. Without any marketable skills and no money to pay for childcare while she learned a trade, Nasly and Jairis’s future looked bleak. Then they found Juanfe, which Nasly says has changed their lives completely. Thanks to Juanfe’s Infant Development Center (CIDI), Nasly knows Jairis has a safe, loving place to go while Nasly learns a trade. The CIDI provides professional, personalized care that supports the children’s physical and psychomotor development. The staff actively communicate with mothers and teach them about infant nutrition, breastfeeding, and the importance of mother-child bonding. They also watch for signs of delayed development and take steps to provide appropriate development interventions where possible. Read Nasly and Jairis's full story here: http://www.worldofchildren.org/blog/nasly-takes-future-into-own-hands/ More Info: Teenage mothers in Colombia often drop out of school when they become pregnant. Once their child is born, childcare needs can prevent them from additional schooling and subsequent employment, continuing a cycle of poverty that will have negative impacts for generations. The Juanfe Infant Development Center (CIDI) provides a safe, interactive, developmentally appropriate childcare space for children while their mothers pursue vocational training. Reaching our goal of $150 means we can provide one month of day care for a child, ensuring the child receives appropriate care and attention and that her mother receives the training she needs to provide for the family in the future.

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