The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Nutribeads

Stage of Idea planning stage
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Explain your idea in details:

Problem: Educating communities about proper nutrition is very essential as lack of adequate information about it is leading to high malnutrition among children, especially in underdeveloped countries. Almost 45% of child death in the world are associated with malnutrition.Solution: Nutribeads bracelet is a cost effective tool to educate mothers about the nutritional requirement of the child in the first 2 years of childs life. Primary Target Group: Pregnant mothers and mothers of under 2 year old childrenGoal: To reduce malnutrition among children by educating mothers about appropriate child feeding practices during the 1st two years of a child's life. Objectives:1. To increase the knowledge of mothers about proper child feeding practices during the first two years of a child's life2. To develop positive attitude in the mothers and her family members to adopt healthy feeding practices Activities:1. Identification of implementation partner, target area and users2. Partner with local handicraft for production of the Nutribeads bracelet3. Train local youth to mobilize them in providing nutrition counseling to the mothers4. Provide nutrition information and the nutribeads bracelet to the mothers in support of the trained youthInnovative approaches:Nutribeads is an appropriate technology makes the learning fun and easy. The bracelet also has a cultural value, especially for women. This bracelet is understandable for both literate and illiterate mothers. Since the mothers can wear it on her wrist, it helps in remembering vital nutrition information. Besides an education tool, Nutribeads can also be a way for economic empowerment of the mothers. Teaching mothers to make a nutribeads bracelet on their own can help them in income generation. When the mothers are aware as well as economically sound, they can help in uplifting nutrition status of entire family.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The sustainable development goal 2 Zero Hunger, target 2.2 aims to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting (short for age) and wasting in children under 5 years of age. The mothers, especially in rural communities in Nepal are not informed about proper nutrition. Hence, they are adopting harmful feeding practices in the name of culture and tradition. Children are also not getting balanced diet even when the essential food are locally available. The first 2 years of child is recognized as the critical window for setting foundation for childs physical and mental development. So, the idea of Nutribeads contributes in achieving this SDG-2 by promoting breastfeeding and complementary feeding in first 2 years of childs life. Besides SDG 2, the idea also linked to SDG-5 Gender Equality that is related with enhancing use of enabling technology and empowering of women and girls. The nutribeads bracelet idea has the ability to scale as a social enterprise that combines education and innovation to address social issue. This idea also creates income opportunities by establishing a local business of beads production. It is also a platform for women and youths to become agents of change in their own communities.The success of this idea can be evaluated at two levels:The output level success will be measured by; -Number of mothers receiving nutribeads and information on proper feeding practices (80%)-Number of mothers sharing the information of nutri-beads with other women in the community (60%)-Number of trained mothers making the nutribeads (60%)The impact level success will be measured by; -Income generated by mothers by selling the nutribeads-Review of health facility records i.e. growth monitoring of children-Improved practice of breastfeeding and complementary feeding during the 2 years period

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

The proposed idea will be implemented in following ways:1. Youth to mother: Young leaders in the communities will be trained and mobilized at the local health center to provide nutrition education and nutribeads to the mothers who visit the health center. In addition to Nutribeads, a Nutricard containing indicators of the color in Nutribeads will also be given to the mothers for reminder.2. Mother to mother: The mothers group in the communities will be oriented about the idea, who will then educate other mothers in the community. These mothers will also be trained for production of nutribeads bracelet to generate employment opportunities and flourish local business.Nutribeads is a cost effective solution made by the mothers and for the mothers to prevent malnutrition through innovation and education. The cost price for manufacturing single piece of bracelet at local handicraft is USD 0.50. The survey to assess the willingness of mothers to pay USD 0.50 for the bracelet was positive as 70% of the mothers in local community agreed to pay for it.Initially, self-investment of USD 500 will be done to begin idea implementation. Then, a toolkit/manual on the Nutribeads idea will be developed so that the idea is picked up by the NGOs to incorporate it in their programs related to nutrition, women empowerment. The Nutribeads will be manufactured and sold at subsidized rate at the government health center whereas the beads will be sold with higher profit margin at private hospitals as the people there will have greater purchasing capacity. Fund raising and grant opportunities will also be utilized for idea sustainability.Nutribeads is very simple and modifiable idea that is developed on the basis of Unicef nutrition guidelines with scope to expand its social impact by replicating it in other location as well.

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Your profile

I am a 25 year old youth from Kathmandu, Nepal with a drive to make social change. My passion to contribute in health and well-being of people has got me involved in various health related programs and campaigns since past 3 years. My desire for work in this sector grew as a public health student when I witnessed the bitter realities of poverty, malnutrition and infectious diseases among marginalized people in rural parts of Nepal. The devastating earthquake in Nepal in 2015 was another eye opener for me as many children lost their lives due to diseases associated with poor health and nutrition at that time. My empathetic nature and communication skills have always made me want to reach out to people, while my creative mind constantly explores ideas to combine my knowledge and skill to address the complex challenges in a simple and innovative way. On November 2016, I won the HLM3 Youth Innovation Challenge, an international competition for youths in the Asia Pacific Region hosted by the Malaysian Government and Unicef. This helped me kickstart my individual journey as a youth changemaker. All my learning and experiences became a positive force for me to form a network of youth called the Social Changemakers and Innovators. As a team leader of this network, I and my team of 20 volunteers have been working in the area of health and nutrition.I am one of those privileged young girl, who has had opportunities to receive quality education, proper nutrition and health care to attain my full potential as a healthy youth. A lot of children, adolescents and mothers are still compromising their health to improper nutrition. So, I aspire to make a difference in the lives of these women and children and help usher in that change, which the world needs.

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Comments

August 31, 2017 23:29

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?I would like to be in touch with you,Cheers from Kabul.Shuhra

August 31, 2017 22:23

There are just a few hours before the end of this wonderful competition and I want to thank you for all you did here, especially your contribution to my project. Best wishes for all your future endeavors and never give up on your dreams! Be a dreamer! That is the most important characteristic in life!Best regards,Andrei

August 31, 2017 21:34

Hello fellow passenger,You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.Thanks once again and all the best for the futureRegards, Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 20:38

hi,All the best for your project.As today is the last day of competition I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.

August 31, 2017 20:38

hi,All the best for your project.As today is the last day of competition I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.

August 31, 2017 19:52

Comrades,In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrowRegards,Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 17:44

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !a.Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?b.Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.c.This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details. Thank You ! Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 17:14

What a journey! I am truly amazed.I read so many good thoughts including yours. UNESCO did a truly amazing job. And if you have already not read it, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.Bye for now!Shuhra (Kabul)

August 31, 2017 16:49

THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROPOSAL. I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?ONCE GAIN A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.SK

August 31, 2017 07:08

Hi, it's great to read your innovative idea which could help our community in different aspects. It is not easy to go through all the stages and congratulation for your great ideas, hope to see your idea will come true soon.I would like to invite you to read, comment and even vote for my idea 'Boosting economic growth in Africa with solar energy'. If you find it great, please also share it with your friends. Thank you very much.

August 30, 2017 23:24

MY GREETINGS TO YOU! SO HOW IS IT GOING? I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, CAN YOU PLEASE GO THROUGH MY EDU-CELL ENTRY? AND IF YES, THEN I WOULD BE MOST GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD VOTE FOR IT.A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.SK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 23:22

Dear Leader,We are coming to the end of this awesome competition and I appreciate your efforts, drive and support on my idea, 'AfricEnergy'.No matter how the result comes out, we should always be focused on implementing our unique ideas and projects for the improvement of the World.Thank you for your contributions, advice and encouragement so far. I hope to connect with you via [email protected] of Luck!

August 30, 2017 22:10

-------Greetings from Afghanistan!Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.Thanks in anticipation!Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 20:28

-------Dear fellow entrepreneur:(i)I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.(ii)May I also request that you please have a look at my idea called EDU-CELL. If it is relevant in your country, please let me know and I will be happy to provide you with more details to you. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!All the very best!Shuhra

August 30, 2017 19:04

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.Take care!Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 06:51

Greetings my Colleague ,Thank you for participating in that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends here , I hope you achieve your dreams & good luck with your Idea.thanks again & best wishes for you.Ahmed

August 30, 2017 02:22

Hello,This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.Best of Luck! And keep it upKindest regards

August 29, 2017 02:49

Hello everyone,Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU. As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.Best of Luck! And keep it upKind regards

August 28, 2017 22:57

My dear social entrepreneur: 1)What a nice proposal! And equally impactful initiative. I was discussing the various ideas and projects in my home and yours was one of the proposals that we discussed. Congratulations and keep it up. I had a couple of questions and was wondering if you could please explain the concept in more detail. 2)I have also submitted an idea EDU-CELL from Afghanistan. Would you be kind enough to please see it and ask me any Questions if you have? Thanks in advance Greetings and Thanks to You.S. KOOFI

August 28, 2017 18:41

Hello My Friend!Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.Best of Luck.

August 28, 2017 16:24

hiii,its a pleasure to have you around as you are trying to improve the society somehow.Congratulations for all the hard work you have done so far.Bests Regards for your project...

August 28, 2017 16:24

hiii,its a pleasure to have you around as you are trying to improve the society somehow.Congratulations for all the hard work you have done so far.Bests Regards for your project...

August 27, 2017 15:20

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors! Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live. Best of Luck!

August 27, 2017 14:32

Dear Entrepreneur,It's a new day and few days to the end of the competition. It has been nice and encouraging having you here, on this platform. I wish to appreciate you.Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 15:41

Hello Great Mind!Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea. As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 15:15

Hello,To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at: http://gadaauniverse.com/ Kind regards

August 25, 2017 13:17

Hello,There are just a few days before the end of this stage of the competition and I want to congratulate you for all your effort you put into. All these ideas came from brilliant minds and I am sure the best one will win. I hope you will continue this idea and make impact for the local community and why not for all the world. Best regards,Andrei

August 25, 2017 07:09

Hello Bonita!Thursday's Inspiration from YCEC; 'The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.' - Richard BachAs you progress in working hard to see to the improvement of the World through your idea, I wish you success and breakthrough.Best of Luck!

August 24, 2017 20:06

Hi Bonita,Your idea is very much appreciable. People like you are a blessing to the modern world because you are utilizing your skill to help the common people. Keep this spirit throughout your life. The will to do varitiies in life opens up the door of opportunities. So keep this positive attitude always .I wish you all the success for this competition and also please vote and comment on my project AUTOMATIC COCOA BEAN SEPARATING MACHINE, ( www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/14/6833) .

August 24, 2017 16:15

Dear community member,As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution. (follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments) Please vote and support our idea.Thank you in advance.Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 15:53

Hello Champion!According to Wednesday's Inspiration from Youth Citizenship Entrepreneurship Competition: Don't wish it were easy, wish you were better.Champion, we should always keep forging ahead, refining ourselves and ideas until we improve the world.Best of Luck!

August 23, 2017 15:12

Hello Great Mind!Its been awesome having you around, the first step towards creating a change is first to dare to make the move... You have what it takes to change the world, don't give it up for nothing!I believe that nothing in this world can quench the passion to change the world burning in a determined soul as yours! Stay motivated, great mind, it's possible!Thomas Seth

August 23, 2017 14:15

Hello Bornita,Been a while, your idea is awesome! I love the motivation and the passion with which you're moving and just want to encourage you to continue. All we need is just a little more push to make our dreams come true!Be encouraged and do more!I believe that this will turn out to be an awesome innovation that will transform thriving standard, health and nutritional values of not just your country but the world at large! I fully support your idea and wish you the best.I look forward to support and comment on my idea "Eradicating Poverty and Unemployment via Teens Empowerment."Thanks a lot,Seth

August 23, 2017 13:46

HelloAs we are about to the very end of this competition I give you a bit of encouragement and yet the fact. The competition may reach to an end but the efforts you have shown to your community is great and long lasting, People may come and go but ideas stays forever. This platform is like a family or a classroom where we share all our strength and experience to solve Community challenges.Your idea is real life touching and I hope you're making more good progress to take it into its full potential no matter what challenge you may face..Never give up. You may wish to share your experience in my ideaZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE FOCUSING FROM LOCAL COMMUNITY LEVELBest of luck!Uledi Kimbavala"ZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE"

August 23, 2017 10:43

Hi,After going through your idea, I firmly believe that you can successfully convert it to an executable project and help the society grow in a sustainable manner. I wish you the best for the same.I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments). Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants, and using that space for a multitude of activities. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.Thank youTeam GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 08:32

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,Cheeking through your idea and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrkAll the best to you in you Idea!CheersAnita Mbah.

August 22, 2017 07:45

Hi,Thank you if you have already commented my idea Path To Knowledge. If not, I invite you kindly to do it at: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5633/ I would really appreciate your opinion. Best regards,Andrei

August 22, 2017 07:28

Dear BonitaI hope you're making good progress whether the competition is on progress or not this idea of yours should make more progress towards its implementation. Congulatulation for the efforts you're making. Never give up.Best of luck!

August 22, 2017 05:36

Thank you Bonita.Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.Cheers.

August 20, 2017 15:17

Hii,your idea is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..It looks promising and executable.Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.Good luckRegards

August 20, 2017 15:17

Hii,your idea is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..It looks promising and executable.Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.Good luckRegards

August 19, 2017 21:12

Hello, I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair. I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion. Good luck with your work! Kind regards,Firanbek Robele

August 18, 2017 12:25

Dear BonitaThis is very interesting idea towards manultrion diseases alleviation, why should a child die just because of poor diet or lack of knowledge while the World has all potential ideas to avoid it.I like this idea and I suggest the same idea to be implemented in other Countries

August 18, 2017 12:15

Hello,I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copies the same meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.Kindest regards,Andrei

August 17, 2017 14:28

Hello,This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds looking for an opportunity. Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project. Regards

August 15, 2017 02:16

Hello Bonita!Your idea is a good, which aims at ensuring healthy life. I believe that the nutribeads will keep the Mothers on track regarding the nutrition of their children without any challenge, because I see it as being handy. Does your idea focus only on Nepal? I wish you, success!Best of Luck!

August 8, 2017 13:26

Hi Bonita,I am glad that you have answered soon. I invite you to comment my idea Path To Knowledge if you want. I would like to hear your opinion.Thank you,Andrei

August 8, 2017 11:19

Hello Katlego! Thanks for your wonderful feedback. I certainly agree that combining other vital information and implementing a holistic approach can create greater impact in improving the maternal and child health. I will definitely try to incorporate your suggestions of combining technology solutions and collaborative support in this idea. Thanks a lot :)

August 8, 2017 11:13

Hey Andrei! Very truly said ! Malnutrition is a the silent killer since generations. If we can work together to spread the nutrition information among the mothers, families, communities and help them improve the feeding practices, we can definitely end this sad chapter and ensure a healthy, happy future generation. Thanks a lot for your comment.

August 8, 2017 09:22

I think your idea is great and necessarily to be implemented very soon. The problem of malnutrition has affected millions of lives during many years, all humanity's years I can say. If your idea will have the proper impact, maybe we will end a sad chapter. Keep it up with this idea,Andrei

August 7, 2017 13:25

Hy BonitaUr concept is really good because the best up bringing of children is most important and that can only be done if a child is fed well.it is really good to teach those mothers especially young ones.please try adding how to take care of children(not only nutrition).and again partner with sponsors so you can donate those nutrition if ever the case of malnutrition is cause by lack of food.If you can include technology on those beads whereby mothers can be reminded when and what should happen in terms of nutrition.like an alarm to help the illiterate ones as remembering could be difficult.remember raising a little one can be stressful u can imagine also trying to remember what colour represent what.eish.I wish you good luck

July 3, 2017 11:43

Hi Aseel!Thank you for your comment.Lack of resources is also one of the major cause of malnutrition. So, in addition to educating mothers about nutrition, we will be involving them in Nutri-beads bracelet manufacturing process. This will help in making the mothers economically empowered. Besides this, we also plan to disseminate information on locally available nutritious food and methods of kitchen-gardening by mobilizing local youth in awareness raising programs in communities. This way, along with knowledge and income, the mothers will acquire the skills to identify, cultivate and consume nutritious foods at their homes.

June 30, 2017 16:46

Hello Bonita,I enjoyed reading your idea and think it will remind women about malnutrition and to feed themselves. But sometimes the lack of resources are the reason for malnutrition. In such case how will your idea help pregnant women?Best of luck Aseel

June 29, 2017 10:19

Hi Juvien! Greetings from Nepal! Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I have interacted with some of the mothers in my targeted program area and they are receptive to new ideas for improving nutrition. Working closely with grass-root level communities creates a lot of scope for uplifting their health and lives. So, besides the nutrition education using the Nutribeads, I am planning to add other nutrition sensitive programs. The programs that are feasible and beneficial to the communities are, demonstration of nutritious food preparation at home using locally available foods, sanitation and hygiene awareness and kitchen-gardening techniques. Since you are also from maternal and child care background, I would love to hear additional suggestions form you.Thank you!Best,Bonita

June 28, 2017 10:51

Good day Bonita,I think your idea is great. I myself come from maternal and child care background so I understand the importance of having simple tools to help educate or remind people of what they need to know. I am looking forward to its implementation because it is a real help to less informed and busy mothers on the value of nutrition. One question though, do you plan to add other programs that could run along side this? Maybe a one time feeding program to demonstrate what are these nutritious foods and maybe to tell them how cheap and accessible these foods are?Because I think along side the education side there must be a call to immediate action about this topic. Just my thoughts. Hope you realize this idea.Regards,Juvien

June 27, 2017 18:15

Hello Seth!Thank you so much for your appreciation. The nutribeads bracelet is an education tool primarily targeted to the 1000 days mothers (pregnancy to until child reaches 2 years of age). The bracelet simply made out of woods beads of 5 different colors. Each color in the beads are symbol to inform and remind mothers of breastfeeding and essential food groups that must be included in the child's meal to make it nutritious and balanced. Though Nutribeads may not have a direct relationship with the child's nutrition, it promotes age appropriate child feeding practices by making the mothers/family members aware. When mothers well informed, they will implement proper nutrition practices required for optimum growth and development of children.Nutribeads is not medicinally developed to immediately solve the acute malnutrition problem. The main idea behind this concept is to prevent malnutrition as well as combat the chronic problem of malnutrition like stunting (short for age) through awareness and advocacy.Thank you for your comment.

June 27, 2017 15:14

Hi Bonita,I'm well impressed with your idea to create more awareness especially to pregnant women abou the importance of CHILD nutrition and empowering people to be financially sound. My only concern here however is that I'm finding it hard to identify the "direct relationship" between the beads and nutrition for a child. Are the beads made up of some kind of medicinal/nutritional components to promote a child's health, orare they symbols to remind mothers of the dangers of malnutrition for children?Kind regards with your project,Hope to hear from you soon.Seth