Research shows that life in poverty damages brain development at this age. Children living in poverty enter school with developmental delays. They will never overcome this lag. They will not succeed in school. In adulthood, they will not be able to get out of poverty. And this sad story is then repeated over and over again.
Omamas are women directly from the poor settlements. We employed and trained them in early care. They work with families with young children up to three years. Children receive stimuli and build a healthier architecture of their brain. They develop their age-appropriate skills, identify shapes, colors, numbers, read and expand their vocabulary. They improve their school-readiness and they make sure that they don’t fall behind. These children will have a chance to continue until graduation.
These photographs contain a great deal of
symbolism for us. Each one of them
includes a child born into a poor settlement, his or her mother and our Omama.
The toy expresses stimuli which the child receives in order to develop in
a healthy way from birth. Each Omama
works with 15 poor families. You can help one of them with your gift. Thanks to you, the connection expressed in
this picture will work well and you will become a part of it.
Muránska Dlhá Lúka settlement