May is going to be a huge month for Cotton On Body’s ongoing partnership with the Cotton On Foundation. With your support, we’re raising much-needed funds for this life-changing program that empowers women throughout South Africa, Asia and Uganda with nutrition based knowledge & skills to better care for their families.
The Nutrition Mission education program provides information about diet, nutrition and the impacts of malnutrition. Program workshops are designed to help local families and members of the school community with nutritional information and cooking skills, and importantly, help prevent malnutrition. Malnutrition is all too common in developing countries and particularly dangerous for women. It weakens their ability to survive childbirth, makes them more susceptible to infections, and recovery from illness more difficult.
So far the program has seen a total of 1,000 graduates across Busibo and Namabaale villages, Southern Uganda, and Ethekwini village in South Africa. The impact in the communities is far greater as participants share their new skills with friends and family. In 2018 we are proudly supporting the roll out of the program in Mannya village in Central Uganda.
“To me, the Nutrition Mission has had a big impact on the people I have taught, I have seen them hungry for knowledge. I have seen them surprised, for example knowing that foods that they already have available are useful for their body and realising the importance of having variety, a balanced meal. As I talked, people started to run to enrol. Even now, there are many people training and many waiting for the next class.
One of the things that we emphasise is that poor nutrition has a negative impact on the education of a child. We teach nutrition for mothers, how to feed their babies, all the way up to school time because there is a lot of development taking place. When they are at school, children need to eat, so we taught them how to make lunch packs like pumpkin and beans”
Katherine, Uganda Nutrition Mission Program Consultant
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