The problem is real. Very real.
Malnutrition is devastating – it is the underlying cause of over half of childhood deaths in South Africa. It systematically destroys a child – their cognitive development, their immune system, their body as well as their muscle growth and makes them more vulnerable to disease and death.
In South Africa , one in every four children – 27% – under the age of 5 is stunted – a sign of chronic malnutrition
The number of children who die every year with malnutrition being the underlying cause
The number of children Headstart Kids provides Vitamins & minerals to each and every day!!
Malnutrition is everyone’s problem – and it can be prevented. Let’s give children a chance, a headstart – and allow them to survive, grow, learn and thrive to become active and valuable members of society.
Headstart Kids is on a mission, each and every day – to fight childhood malnutrition. Our goal is to make a REAL DIFFERENCE and reach ONE MILLION children under the age of 5 by 2025. And, with your help, we WILL get there
How do we do this?
Children are most vulnerable to malnutrition. If they don’t receive essential nutrients, their opportunity for developing a healthy mind and body is lost. A child’s 5th birthday is an important milestone for their survival. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), malnutrition is the underlying cause of death for 3.1 million children each year, accounting for nearly half of child deaths globally. HeadStart Kids provides High Five Power Powder™ – a micronutrient supplement for malnourished children which, when taken daily, provides these children with the nutrients they need to grow and develop a healthier brain and body.
provides High Five
Power Powder™ FREE
to 40 000 preschool
children, EVERY day!
• track each child’s measurements for weight, height, and MAUC
• administer deworming,
• perform haemoglobin screening in severe cases,
• perform hearing and eye assessments.
Who are we?
We are a non-profit organisation passionate about eradicating malnutrition among children under the age of five from low-income families. Big dreams start small. That’s why we at HeadStart Kids want to make a REAL DIFFERENCE by giving children chance at a future – a real headstart.
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