How can I get my school or nursery involved with Team Mum?
In communities where postnatal care provision is low, vital health information isn't reaching families. Team Mum creates pregnancy support groups, which arm young mums with the information they need to keep themselves and their babies safe.
To support Team Mum this year, we want you to get your school or nursery involved with fundraising for Team Mum. There are a few ways you can do this, such as:
- Harvest Festival - ask your school to use Child.org's free resources for their Harvest Festival this year, and fundraise for us. Find out more.
- Bring and buy events - get your child's school or nursery to co-organise a bring and buy sale where the parents can sell on their unwanted toys and clothes
- Non-uniform day - ask the school to have a non uniform day where each child donates £1 to take part
- Cake sales - host a good old fashioned cake sale after school one day
- Something else - if you've got a great idea that you want to discuss with us, contact Jacob via phone or email and he'll be happy to talk it through with you!
If you're not sure how some of these will work with social distancing, give us a call and we can help make sure everything is safe.
How to take part:
It's super simple:
Get in touch with your school or nursery about fundraising during Team Mum.
Brainstorm ways in which you can fundraise. This could be a mufti-day, cake sale, bring and buy event.
Donate the proceeds to Team Mum!
Why should you support Team Mum?
In Kenya, one in 26 babies don't survive to see their first birthday. Some of Kenya’s youngest mums are left without access to vital health services. Without expert health information, pregnant girls and their babies are at risk. Your fundraising will help Child.org create new Team Mum pregnancy support groups to arm the youngest and most vulnerable mums with the health information and support they need to keep themselves, and their babies safe.
Last year, our Team Mum campaign created pregnancy support groups in communities like Conzolata's. She walked for three hours over uneven terrain to attend nutritional training sessions so she could learn how to best care for Victor. Watch this video to hear her talk about what being a new mum is like when you're so hard to reach with health services and lack support.
What will my donations be spent on?
This year, Child.org are raising funds to launch pregnant women's groups for young mums to keep them and their babies safer, and we're also hoping to launch a new version of our baby box project in a new area of Kenya. That's why we refer to our fundraisers as "in Team Mum"!
What will my school need from me?
They shouldn't need much! Perhaps some information about Team Mum and what it does, which can be found on this page, as well as some fundraising resources such as posters and leaflets.