Poor children need to be supported from the womb, say experts

Posted by: Mail & Guardian | Date: September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Children who will be born into poverty need to be enrolled in child support programmes while they are still in the womb, a representative from a Ugandan child support programme told the Psychosocial Support Forum in Zimbabwe on Tuesday.

“Lessons learnt from previous projects revealed a need to enrol children into this project right from the womb as opposed to [enrolling them between the ages of] five to nine years,” said Alex Mugabe from the Kakinga Child Development Centre in Rukingiri, Uganda.

“Some of the children who enrolled at the age of five to nine years were [already] in poor health, malnourished and had experienced some form of violence.”

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