One thousand 1000’s in one thousand hours! Can we rise up to the challenge? #1000ChallengePH
The critical period of growth and development begins from conception until the child's second birthday. Poor nutrition in the first 1, 000 days of a child's life may lead to stunting, a permanent and irreversible form of malnutrition that currently affects 3.6 million children in the Philippines.
In line with Save the Children’s Lahat Dapat campaign, we aim to raise awareness on the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child as well as to gather support for our nutrition program. This is through the #1000ChallengePH which runs from July 12 to August 27. To take on the #1000ChallengePH, follow these steps:
1. Select your baby picture and use it as your profile photo on Facebook!
2. Use this as your caption and tag at least 3 friends to ask them to do the #1000ChallengePH:
"I just took on the #1000ChallengePH because I want to help put an end to malnutrition. Good nutrition during the child's first 1,000 days (from conception to a child’s second birthday) is crucial to a child’s cognitive and physical development. I was challenged by @FriendWhoChallengedYou, and now I challenge @your3friends to do the #1000ChallengePH and help @Save the Children Philippines reach every last child. #LahatDapat http://scph.at/1000challengeph";
3. Donate your P1,000 on this page to help achieve the goal of a thousand 1,000’s!
We greatly appreciate that you accepted this challenge. Children who get the right nutrition in their first 1,000 days have a foundation that lasts their entire lives. Thank you for helping make this a reality for all.
Where does your money go?Your support will enable us to continue training health workers across the country who are at the frontline of delivering life-saving services for infants and children. In addition, we know that poor health stems from misinformation. With your help, we will be able to provide nutrition education among school children and their parents. Reproductive health and nutrition services for mothers are also provided, in order to help improve the country’s state of maternal health.
Your participation in this challenge will support our Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) project in the National Capital Region, with Brgy. North Bay Boulevard North (NBBN) in Navotas City as our pilot site. Our CMAM project aims to identify and treat malnourished children in the barangay, an urban poor community of informal settlers.
There is a lot that we can achieve by working together. With you by our side, we can save the children.