At Early Child Care and Development Centers across drought-stricken northern Kenya, ChildFund is providing a daily meal to young children and monitoring their health status. One way to spot malnutrition is to measure the circumference of a child’s upper arm, explains Anne Lynam Goddard, ChildFund’s president and CEO, who recently visited our programs in Turkana.
Children who are severely malnourished at a young age often suffer developmental deficiencies the rest of their lives.
Join Anne on ChildFund’s Facebook page, Sept. 7, 12-12:30 p.m. (EDT), for a discussion of the Horn of Africa drought. Anne will be sharing her recent experiences visiting children and answering your questions. To post a question, you’ll first need to “like” ChildFund on Facebook.
We’d like to invite you to respond, too. Consider skipping lunch on Wednesday and donating that $10 to our ChildAlert emergency fund for the drought. It’s easy: Just grab your cell phone and text “RESPOND” to 90999 (message and data rates may apply). Alternatively, you may make a donation for drought relief through our website.
Then use your lunch break to join Anne on Facebook to learn more about the drought.