CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, September 15 (PIA) – To highlight the benefits of babywearing and provide assistance to the internally displaced children of Marawi crisis, the Modern Nanays of Mindanao (MNM) will hold the Fun Run for the Little Ones on October 15.
The event, which is named to be the first babywearing fun run in the country, will start at Divisoria, here, at 5:00 AM and interested runners can choose their preferred race category from 1K, 5K and 10K run with a corresponding P250, P300 and P350 registration fee which is inclusive of jersey and race bibs.
The 1K run will start at Divisoria to Jollibee Velez and back to Divisoria while the 5K run will start at Divisoria to Marcos Bridge then back to Divisoria. The 10K run will start at Divisoria to Bulua (Banga) and back to Divisoria.
The raised funding is intended for the displaced little ones and their mothers in Sta. Elena Evacuation Center and Buruun School of Fisheries for their food security and livelihood.
The Modern Nanays of Mindanao currently implements the Project Kain, a blanket supplementary feeding and capacity building initiative, that aims to sustain the provision of fresh, hot and varied meals through urban gardening and income generation.
Such project has been done since most of the IDPs only receive packed processed food during relief operations and as health advocates, the MNM sought for ways to feed the evacuees with the right kind of food especially the children and their mothers.
As for raising livelihood funds, Nadine Casiño, founder of MNM, said, “We also believe we need to teach our families how to generate their own income so they can sustain their families as they move to rehabilitation.”
The fun run is one of the major activities spearheaded by the MNM to celebrate the International Babywearing Week slated annually every first week of October. Babywearing is the practice of keeping babies or toddlers close while engaging in activities of daily living. Its benefits include increased growth and secured attachment for babies and a boost of confidence for parents.
Interested runners may register online at http://bit.ly/2vXsD5D. Details of the event including the payment method, jersey sizes and design, and more can also be viewed at Modern Nanays of Mindanao Facebook page.(Recthie T. Paculba/PIA10)