Last Updated on October 9, 2016 by Jenny Pena
We’re sharing about Nurture Project International as it has been recently brought to my attention. Please share this post, visit their site, spread the word, and help in any way shape or form!!!
Nurture Project International: help the most vulnerable!
Nurture Project International is a US based, grassroots, nonprofit that provides relief to communities affected by disaster, crisis, or trauma. By engaging experienced and qualified volunteers we are able to respond quickly to emergencies and provide rapid assessments, trainings, and grassroots support to local communities.
How NPI started
Nurture Project International was first discussed during a conversation between public health professionals, disaster relief experts, breastfeeding supporters, midwives, and IBCLCs who were passionate about minority rights, disaster relief, safe infant feeding, and international public health. As a response to a call for infant feeding specialists in Europe the organization has rapidly grown and our first large project in Greece was developed.
Refugee Crisis in Greece
After an analysis of the current refugee crisis it was quickly concluded that there was a great need for creating an informed group to mobilize qualified and trained volunteers who would deploy to emergency situations and support mother as they fed their babies. In addition, it was concluded that education, training, and information was needed not only amongst other NGOs, health professionals,and volunteers to ensure best infant feeding practices but also for refugee mothers so that they can create and maintain peer to peer infant feeding support projects within the refugee community.
Nurture Project International is focused on providing support to the refugee population in Europe and the Middle East. We are looking for volunteers experienced in infant feeding support such as IBCLCs, peer supporters, health visitors, nurses, breastfeeding counselors, midwives, IFE experts, and support personnel to volunteer in Greece.
Nurture Project International is a US-based, non-profit organization that works to protect safe infant feeding among families impacted by crisis and disaster.
Organize and train volunteers and build mother and baby tents where they can provide technical support to mothers and babies fleeing war, oppression and persecution.
Provide ongoing peer support from trained volunteers to mothers while they are in transit.
We empower mothers and give them training that allows them set up peer to peer support groups in large, established refugee camps as well as temporary refugee situations.
Nurture Project International relies on donations from people like you.
Your donations help us expand to new countries and build new programs all over the world so that we may reach more people in need.
NPI is currently focused on safe infant feeding practices and provides rapid assessments that inform practices in Chios, Greece. We support NGOs providing assistance by offering training and information to volunteers. NPI provides education and information to mothers regarding safe infant feeding practices. We provide safe refuge where mother’s can nourish themselves and their babies, away from the stresses of everyday refugee life. NPI provides flexible support and adapts to the ever changing needs of the crisis situation.
We are currently recruiting volunteers to join our team. Maintain a virtual office so positions are location independent. Do you want to make a difference to people currently living in crisis? We need you on our team.
NPI is currently focused on safe infant feeding practices and provides rapid assessments that inform practices in Chios, Greece. We provide long term, ongoing support to mothers through our Peer to Peer Support Project.
Do you have expertise in nonprofit management? Are you an infant feeding specialist? Would you like to help develop our organization as we grow? If so, we would love to have you on our board!