Riverine Early Childhood Project

Activities in RDS Rio Negro | Photo: PIR/FAS

The period between zero to six years, early childhood called, It is the most important for the child's development. Aspects such as cognition and sociability developed in this phase are essential for the formation of a healthy individual. In the Amazon rural communities, however, the challenges of distance and access require a different approach to the healthy development of this first riverside childhood.

To meet these challenges, from 2012 FAS develops the Project Early Childhood riverfront (PIR), in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Amazonas (Sesame) e Instituto para o Desenvolvimento do Investimento Social (Idis), with Johnson resources & Johnson and Bernard Van Leer Foundation.

Inspiration for public policy

The initiative supported the creation of the Early Childhood Program Amazonense (PIA), launched by Law 4.312, from 11 March 2016, It aims to ensure comprehensive care for Amazonian children aged 0 a 6 years across the state.

On 2017, the project held workshops to update the Community Health Agents (ACS) RDS in the Rio Negro and State Forest (Flores) Maués and three formations with new agents in the RDS Uatumã, Juma and Resex Catuá-Ipixuna. Furthermore, It was performed in a supervisory RDS Uatumã. Altogether they were formed 80 ACS, who attended 1.470 children and 842 families throughout 2017.

Gia home visits

The RIP also developed the Guide to Household Visitation, in partnership with a team of professionals Susam, it proposes activities to 93 home visits to advise on issues related to the development of children, from breastfeeding to the cognitive stimulation.

Enter here the guide Visitation Household


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