STREET TEA - Projects
According to UNICEF, more than 200 million children living in developing countires fail to meet their developmental potential. This is due to several factors: undernutrition; the influence of infectious diseases, environmental hazzards and societal/household violence.
It is said that life has never been so good for so many and that may well be true. But while there are so many millions of children still living a precarious existence, there is clearly a lot to be done.
Our projects for 2021 in the pages that follow are motivated and informed by the philosophy and science behind the first 1,000 days of life of a child. The most rapid period of brain growth is in the last trimester of pregnancy and the first two and a half years of life. It is a critical phase during which the foundations of a child's development are laid: physical, cognitive, social and emotional.
What happens in the womb has life-long effects on a person's health, well-being and life chances. A child's life chances are improved significantly if their body and brain develops well and this is dependent on good nutrition, diet and mental and physical stimulation.
Street Tea's main objectives are to contribute to the elimination of food insecurity, fortify children's diets with vitamins and minerals, increase school readiness and work with families and communities to raise expectations and confidence and encourage hope for the future.
We are always encouraged by Mark Twain who said, "the secret of getting ahead is getting started" and he also said , "kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see".
Thank you again for your support!