Early years of childhood form the basis of intelligence, personality, social behaviour and capacity to learn and nurture oneself as an adult. When the quality of support, stimulation, and nurture is deficient, child development is seriously affected. Good nutrition, health, consistent loving care and encouragement to learn in the early years of life also help children to do better at school, be healthier, succeed in the working world and participate more in society.
Many orphan children do not reach their full human potential because they do not receive adequate nutrition, care and opportunities to learn. A child’s environment during their early years has serious long term effects on the trajectory of their adolescence and life course. It is a period of great opportunity, but also of vulnerability. These children can be helped.
This is why ensuring the healthy cognitive, social and emotional development of our orphan children is the highest priority for KORT.