Tag Archive for Baby bonding

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Lullaby Africa reaches more remote communities through film

The Covid-19 pandemic has proved the springboard for us to extend our life-changing teaching and reach even more remote communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Lullaby Africa teaches baby-bonding and infant brain development to communities ravaged by trauma and poverty. When Covid struck, our teaching teams were unable to travel to Africa to support in-country leaders and parenting groups. We have overcome…

New groups formed in south west Uganda

Lullaby Africa returned to Kisoro in south west Uganda in January and was invited to establish three new groups at Maregamo, Cyanika and Chibumba. Our parenting teaching was well received by the mothers who attended the sessions. Maregamo is high in the mountains and we were really pleased that 18 fathers, including the headmaster of the local school, attended alongside…

Rain can’t stop Kisoro mothers learning to bond

Kisoro was moving and humbling. We watched as a mother ploughed towards us, barefoot, through the mud, her baby on her back. The September rain sheeted down and the wicker basket on her head provided scant protection from the elements. She kept on, keen to find sanctuary in the church, keen to discover a better way to improve her child’s…

Dorset knitters come to the rescue with Lullaby Africa teddies

Knitters from Burton [near Christchurch, Dorset] have come to the rescue before Lullaby Africa leaves for Uganda at the beginning of September. Helen Howes and Isobel Tutt-Leppard are due to run baby-bonding classes in the Ugandan town of Kisoro in September. But they were running short of the knitted teddies they take to provide a toy for the babies and toddlers…

Baby bonding takes root in Kisumu

Lullaby Africa trustee, Helen Revans gives some impressions of her most recent trip to Kisumu in Kenya, where the baby bonding teaching is really taking root. Monday First proper day in Kisumu. As we walked, we invited women and their babies to the workshops. It was super hot. On the way home, we bought a couple of ice-lollies. We gave…

All the other children come to listen

Ever wondered what impact Lullaby Africa has? Listen here to one Kenyan mum’s testimony of how all the other children gather round to listen as she sings to her own child. Helen Revans, a Lullaby Africa trustee and qualified teacher who is just back from Kenya, told this story at the Lullaby Africa fundraising garden party, held in Winchester on…