Childhood is supposed to be a time for growth, learning, loving, and being supported. We all know that millions of children around the world never get the chance we’ve had to reach their potential. Their parents don’t have even minimal means to protect their pre-natal and early growth. So, they end up stunted. And this is a “wrong” we can “right.” Childhood stunting is the number one problem on the planet. WHO estimates that 25% of all children under 5-years-old are stunted. Stunted children have significant deficits in physical and cognitive ability that often result in an inability to learn and reach their potential. Stunting perpetuates the cycle of generational poverty and steals hope.
We know that stunting is preventable. Adequate food, nutrition and protection from infectious disease, starting when the child is in utero up to their 2nd birthday (the first 1,000 days of life), is the answer. Help a family get the micronutrients they need to be healthy and thrive, from food they grow and harvest themselves. Check out the Earthboxes on campus today, outside between the chapel and courtyard to learn more. Learn more about Global Volunteers here: https://globalvolunteers.org. Brought to you by First Unity Spiritual Campus and Global Peace Workers.