HCF SUPERMOM PROJECT
*In support of the 2030 Globalgoals #3 Good Health & Wellbeing. Target 3.1: Reduce Maternal Mortality*
The HCF SuperMom Project is part of HarryCares Foundation Community Development Initiative. It is focused on creating a platform for women to educate themselves on managing motherhood and removing barriers to accessing maternal health care.
THIRD PHASE 2023
On Tuesday July 25th we held our 3rd annual SuperMom Project and it was an incredible success. We hosted over 100 mothers and expectant mothers at Sarbo Primary Healthcare Center Fagge A/Fagge LGA in Kano., Nigeria.
The HCF SuperMom Project is part of the HarryCares Foundation Community Development Initiative. It is focused on creating a platform for women to educate themselves on managing motherhood and removing barriers to accessing maternal health care.
The topics discussed were personal development, mental wellness, and postpartum depression and coping skills. Additionally, a physical component with stretches and exercise to manage the physical burden of pregnancy was included.
SECOND PHASE (2021)
The second phase of the project was intended to be executed in 2020 but due to the pandemic and unforeseen challenges, it was delayed until 2021. On June 2nd, the SuperMom project was held in Kano, Nigeria at the Maternal and Child Healthcare Center. The project was spearheaded by HCF Manager of Outreach and Women Empowerment Ruth Kalu with the help of 3 volunteers, Stella, Racheal and Theodora. Thanks to the coordinators and our generous donors we are proud to say we were able to reach over 60 women, more than double the amount from the first phase. The event was ~2 hours long and it featured speakers on pre/postpartum depression, coping skills, self-development, mental health and wellness and an exercise protocol to manage pregnancy related aches and pains. The attendees also received a gift bag with prenatal vitamins, baby wipes and other supplements.
FIRST PHASE (2019)
Increase access to maternity health care, provision of pre-natal vitamins, maternity wipes, and other health support
Educate women about managing motherhood and self development while helping them to identify and break barriers .
Providing women with information about prenatal and maternal care
Keeping women and girls educated on proper hygiene.
Visual information on exercises and stretches to ease burden of pregnancy
Help women identify, and breakdown the barriers that hold them back.