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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…

Murder Mystery event raises £700 – thanks to everyone involved

A murder mystery event, featuring the ever-popular Geriactors theatre group, has raised £700 to deliver more baby-bonding and reduce domestic abuse and conflict in Africa. Around 60 guests enjoyed a three-course meal and entertainment at Twyford Village Hall on Saturday 14 October to raise funds for Lullaby Africa, which has been operating in Kenya and Uganda for nearly a decade.…

Kisoro Uganda leaders

Leaders’ Day in Kisoro

  These women walked for about an hour to reach the Lullaby Africa leaders’ day in Kisoro. They are a lovely bunch who show real attachment with their babies and toddlers, and lead seven groups of 20-50 women. They have built supportive relationships within their groups. Helen, Maggie and the local leaders had fun thinking of many different games to play…

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…