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Early preparation

Preparation is a basic step for everything, if we want it to be perfect and successful. Therefore, starting from the beginning for any couple who get pregnant or planning to, we need to prepare them for raising a healthy child with everything he/she needs to thrive and fulfill. Also, day care and pre-school teachers and pediatricians have strong impact on children in these 5 years. Therefore, we need an advocated team to promote those people understanding and provide them with the skills they need to observe, evaluate, and promote healthy life and environment for children in the first 5 years to thrive. A non-profit organization is the best idea.

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This non-profit will provide information, skills, support for couples, teachers, prediatricons, and everyone who would be included in raising children within the first five years of life. This is a successulf program because it will involve all people who have role in providing support for children in this period of life, it will creat a team whihc has the same concepts and aims for children. The result, will be emphysized work to reach the healthy life for children to thrive and fullfill. This program is some how semiller to what Mr.Geoffrey Canada have done to change Herlm, as he created different programs that have the same aim, but targets different group of the commuity. He first creat the school for children. The he started pre-school program for children, after that he started a program for couples.

 

Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?

Starting with medium size non-profit near to the hospital with highest percent of delivery cases. The program will start by giving the information and the skills for couples before and during pregnancy. After the delivery of the child one or two of the co-caregiver might be included, and resources to support the child healthy environment and life could be provided according to the need. Workshops will be done for teachers, pediatricians ,and public in other location too. For example, churches, universities, and events this will lead all level in the community to engage. The team will expand the visits and workshops after few moths, and will go to other cities or regions.

How could you test this idea in a quick and low-cost way right now?

- I will talk to the public using radio, TV, newspaper, and any social media methods that this community use the most. - I will go to the churches, universities, schools, hospitals, events, and any location where people will be gathering to talk and answering questions. - Collaborate with institutes that serve my target population

What kind of help would you need to make your idea real?

- Financial support to start the fund raising and the first step of the program. - Advocated experts in children and family health whether mentally , physically, or socially; and a advocated team. - I would need stockholders form the target country, and advocated people who are also educated and have knowledge about navigation their government system.

Is this an idea that you or your organization would like to take forward?

  • Yes. I am ready and interested in testing this idea and making it real in my community.

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Interesting stuff, Raniah! Perhaps you might consider helping people better grasp how this idea could play out by describing some example scenarios which describe user journeys through some of the proposed activities you've outlined. Check this example: http://www.openideo.com/open/e-waste/concepting/neighbourhood-e-waste-champion/ where a few simple scenarios were created in an attempt to explain the goodness on the idea in a human-centered way. (You can update your post at any time by hitting the Update Entry button up there on the right.)

Through doing this we'll be able appreciate your idea through the lens of people in low-income communities.

You might also like to start compiling and sharing some of the materials you intend to use for the classes. And perhaps you could try out a lightweight experiment using tips here: https://openideo.com/blog/testing-prototyping-tips