A mothers and babies course originally developed by Ricardo F. Muñoz and colleagues at UCSF is now being offered to mothers in Tanzania and Kenya. The program them identify and manage stressors, which can be significant for young mothers in this region. They typically marry young and care for their children, husbands and in-laws while struggling under economic hardship.
The program teaches a range of fundamentals, from identifying developmental, to nutrition, hygiene, food preparation and positive discipline. According to the article, “This has proven to be completely novel in a culture where people don’t talk much about their emotions.”
Photo by Karen Kasmauski for Catholic Relief Services.