The head of National Women’s Council (NWC) in Gatsibo District Olive Mbabazi, has advised mothers of Karambi cell, Ngarama sector in Gatsibo district to feed children well right from pregnancy for good development because they are the future leaders.
The call was made on 26th October 2013 during the event to celebrate international day of rural women which took place during community work (umuganda) to sensitize residents on proper nutrition for children and pregnant women in Rwanda.
According to Mbabazi explains that community work and International day of rural women were merged with an aim of reminding women to prepare balanced diet for their families.
In his speech, Senator Celestin Sebuhoro who was a guest of honor at the event highlighted that as future leaders, children should be given a strong foundation before they are born, a foundation which according to him is a balanced diet.
Sebuhoro explains: “A child must be cared for even before birth and after birth up to three years of age that make 1000 days.” Other nutrition experts say a child need such care from zero year to five years when the body immune system begin to be strong
Marie Claire Kayitesi, in charge of supervision at Ngarama health centre says that the event was aimed at reducing diseases related to poor feeding.
Apart from making kitchen gardens, construction of Nine years basic education classrooms was started during the community work.
Residents also repaired a house of an elderly woman and donated materials to her to build a latrine.
Mothers advised to eat balanced diet during pregnancy for healthy babies