The UNICEF Kosovo Office Launches the Communication Strategy on Investing in First 1000 Days of the Child’s Life
The event organized on 6th of May 2017 in Prishtina with the presence of more than 400 participants marked the launching of UNICEF Kosovo’s strategy on investing in the first 1000 days of a child’s life. This strategy focuses on ways of improving parental practices in the areas of exclusive breastfeeding, right nutrition, immunization and child stimulation, and emphasizing increased fathers’ involvement in child care and development.
The strategy is expected to influence knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practices especially of fathers, mothers, and nurses, midwifes, educators, doctors, media, and institutions for the best interest of the child
It is also one of the change strategies that will turn national plans into action and results for children in collaboration with Ministry of Health policies, Ministry of education, Science and technology, National Assembly of Kosovo and Strategic Planning Office under Prime Minister’s Office, NGO’s and Media, too.
More than 400 participants out of who 300 were children—including those from non-majority communities and those with disabilities—parents, caregivers, nurses, doctors, educators gathered to witness this event but also the much-anticipated take off of the hot-air balloon, which served as a symbol for children to dare to fly high and follow their dreams.
Minister of Health, Deputy Minister of Education and Mayor of Prishtina Municipality express their commitment that working and investing in children during the early years is the best investment that one place can think of and does plan to do.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.