Gindegi Goron: Results from IRC’s audio initiative to support nurturing care for early childhood development in Cox’s Bazar during the COVID-19 pandemicThis report highlights examples of the International Rescue Committee's (IRC) ECD programming during the COVID-19 pandemic, including brief summaries of programmes in Pakistan, the Middle East and Africa. The report's main focus is on Bangladesh, where IRC worked with in-country partners to support pregnant and lactating women living in Cox's Bazar refugee camps and surrounding communities with raising healthy and thriving infants.
Through a programme known as Gindegi Goron, a Rohingya phrase for developing future, the IRC delivered behaviourally-informed messages to promote healthy develpoment for pregnant and lactating mothers and their infants via phone calls (pre-recorded and live) and text messages. The research findings demonstrate behaviour change in the areas of caregiver-child play, growth monitoring and counselling, and reading to the child.
• Nurturing care for children living in humanitarian settings
• Case studies of programmes to promote and protect nurturing care during the COVID-19 pandemic
• Reach up and Learn in the Syria response
Organization: International Rescue Committee Understory Consulting
Web link: https://nurturing-care.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Gindegi-Goron.pdf