The most vital needs of children worldwide are the same: safety, nutrition and love. When we first began working with this particular Children's Welfare Institute, we were impressed with their ability to provide safety for the children in their care. In August, 2013, we began the Formula Project, and have watched as the babies grew stronger and healthier because of your support. Now, we are partnering with this orphanage to strengthen the bonds of love between the caregivers and the children. A nanny once told us, "What these babies really need is love. But we can't give it to them...I have ten babies to care for and I spend most of the time taking care of the daily needs, not loving them. If each of us only had three babies to care for, we could do it, we could love them. But ten? It's impossible and it makes my heart sad."
In response to this need, New Day North is partnering with the orphanage to hire, train and oversee additional caregivers, who will be assigned to care for several specific children. With a ratio of one nanny for four children, the little ones will learn about love and have a chance to thrive.