By Ivon Damarys Valencia Muñoz Confidence—that inner quality of feeling certain of being supported in our needs, of knowing how to self-regulate emotions, and of feeling understood in our intentions and desires—takes shape while in the womb and during the first year of life. It’s the narrative of the human story, which we don’t remember but that quietly lives on, expressed … [Read more...] about Finalist Blogger Contest: It’s Time to Get Confident!
By Lindsay Adams Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) is a recent initiative of the World Bank’s Human Development Network to characterize education systems, policies and programs across countries. Conducted in cooperation with governments, the initiative is a diagnostic tool that aims to assess a country’s current education system and identify areas for … [Read more...] about What policies matter most for a child’s development?
“Hi! My name is Antonia, and I’m really happy to tell you about myself and all the things that make me special. I have autism.” With these words begins the children’s story Antonia, a girl with autism written by Colombian author Paula I. Mejía and beautifully illustrated by María Paula Dufour of Argentina. The book received the ALAS-IDB Award for Best Publication in 2012. … [Read more...] about Wanted: Good Ideas
By Laura Valadez Mexico´s President Peña Nieto has taken Office a few months ago; which conveys a good opportunity to revisit the national strategy of child poverty alleviation. According to the 2010 Census, there are more than 112 million people living in Mexico, out of which around 11.6 million are aged 0 to 5 years (INEGI, 2012). UNICEF (2012) estimates that more than … [Read more...] about Finalist Blogger Contest: Child Poverty in Mexico: Challenges Ahead
By Daniela Philipp Every day Martha extracts her breast milk into a small glass jar. She puts the full jar inside a pot with water and heats it up on her little gas stove until the water reaches a rolling boil. She then takes out the jar with milk and lets it cool down for a few minutes before filling a baby bottle to feed her 3-month-old daughter Ana-Maria. … [Read more...] about Mothers with HIV and breastfeeding – it’s possible!