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The volunteers of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center will be counselling Donbas mothers on breastfeeding


More than 80 volunteers and coordinators of the Humanitarian Center's issuing points were trained on "The advantages of breastfeeding" on November 3. The obtained knowledge will come in handy when counselling young mothers, who receive children packages from the Humanitarian Center.

Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center supported the initiative of UNICEF and the World Health Organization on breastfeeding promotion among the mothers who suffered due to Donbas conflict. That is why starting from October 28, 2015, we have changed the composition of children packages. Children from 0 to 11 months old are offered two types of food packages: a set for nursing mother's maintenance or a set of baby formulas (when artificial feeding). Children from 12 to 35 months old are gradually switching for adult nutrition and receive the corresponding food packages.

Thanks to the knowledge, obtained during the training, the volunteers will be able not only explain the causes of new children sets introduction, but also continue the promotion of breastfeeding locally, directly among the recipients.

The training on the advantages of breastfeeding was conducted by the employees of Shakhtar Football Club that are specialized in personnel coaching and had intensive training course in UNICEF. The training was attended by more than 80 volunteers and coordinators of the issuing points in Donetsk, Makiivka and other towns in non-government-controlled areas, where Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center is operating. The training took place at Donbas Arena, which is operating as the Humanitarian Center's logistic warehouse for over a year.

"We thank the Humanitarian Center for the opportunity of being trained. We thank our coach for the competence and interesting presentation of material. The obtained information will come in handy in our work. Thank you for taking care of our professional level", – Natalia Yakimchuk, Coordinator of Kirovsky issuing point in Donetsk, shares.