Heights and Minds' Highlights of 2021
We wish you all a very happy, healthy, successful, and fun 2022!!!
Despite Covid measures Heights and Minds is very pleased to report considerable progress. Below we've provided an overview of the highlights of 2021.
We look very much forward to an exciting 2022, we wish everyone the very best and above all good health.
The Heights and Minds team
RRC won the Stunting Prevention Innovation Award under the category of Community Empowerment
We were extremely proud that the RRC in Rancaekek won the prestigious Habibie/BKKBN/KemKes Association Stunting Prevention Innovation Award in the category Community Empowerment.
The first Heights and Minds cooking show between Indonesia and Senegal
In 2021, the first virtual Heights and Minds cooking show between the MindUp in Indonesia RRC and the MindUp in Senegal Tawfekh Keur Jaboot took place!
As a start of setting up the Global Network, students from the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam who followed a minor in Global Health helped us to organize a virtual cooking competition between the MindUp in Indonesia and Senegal. They investigated which ingredients that are suitable for complementary feeding are available in both countries. MindUp Managers (MUMs) in Indonesia and Senegal were then asked to prepare a dish with tomato, carrot, pumpkin, and/or peanuts. They could come up with their own recipes, keeping in mind the right consistency for children 6-24 months old.
We plan to connect and empower all MUMs around the world in a Global Network where they can learn from each other and share experiences.
A new MindUp will be opened in March 2022 in collaboration with our local partner Kawempe Youth Centre (KYC) Uganda
Heights Minds’ Training and Coaching program is ready to be tested with our new partner in Uganda, KYC. Thanks to all of you, we will be opening a new MindUp in Kampala, at the Kawempe Youth Center in March 2022. With huge thanks to all of you for supporting us through the Give the Change, Triodos Foundation Crowdfunding Platform for making this possible.
Our two MindUps in Senegal and Indonesia have, except for some closures due to interruptions and lockdown, opened and welcomed many mothers, children, teenagers, parents and grandparents who enjoyed our child growth promotion sessions, cooking shows, healthy snacks and innovative recipes and especially in our Indonesia based MindUp new urban gardening techniques.
Our MindUps in Senegal and Indonesia, Tawfekh Keur Jaboot and Ruang Riung Ceria (RRC):