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Eating Breakfast is important!! According to a recent online publication in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience journal, “eating breakfast has a positive effect on children's cognitive performance, particularly in the domains of memory and attention”. By providing a daily cup of nutrient-rich soymilk, children in North Korea become more attentive in their studies, providing them with greater opportunities to learn!
It's mother's instinct to do what is best for her child. It’s a mother’s natural instinct to do what is best for her child. However, it’s often challenging for mothers in North Korea to do all they can to make sure their babies are born healthy. Micronutrient Sprinkles have proved to be an effective and cost efficient method for preventing and fighting malnutrition. Find out more about the Sprinkles program on our website: http://bit.ly/1DgGnDE
Get to know the Firststeps Club@ Johnston Heights Secondary! Get to know the First Steps Club @ Johnston Heights Secondary! Since its start in February of this year, the First Steps Club at Johnston Heights Secondary has been making a huge impact, not only for kids in North Korea, but also within the student body. Club founder, O’Bhean Kwon took the time to share about how this inspiring club came to be and where they hope to take it in the future. O’Bhea..
Free North Korean art exhibition Don’t miss your chance to see paintings by various artist from Wonsan, DPRK at the John Richard Allison Library at Regent College in Vancouver, BC. The exhibit is free to the public now through July 24. Find out more details here: http://bit.ly/1FChved
Hard to get kids to finish their milk? I had my son's friends sleep over for weekend. 4 teenage boys. Do you know how much they eat. but at the same time it was interesting see them refusing to drink milk. cause they got all other delicious food and snack or drink to take. so make me more sad about north Korean children... Sometimes it is hard to get kids to finish their milk, but that’s not that case for children in North Korea! Soy..
Coin cans are a fun and simple way~ Coin cans are a fun and simple way to partner with First Steps! If you are under the age of 13, you can sign up for our Pitter Pats Kids Club and receive your own coin can to start collecting. The coins you collect will go towards turning soybeans into yummy soymilk to feed hungry kids in North Korea! Here are some examples of how you can get started. Sign up here: http://firststepscanada.org/kids
Meet Mary who lived in Pyongyang,North Korea Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Mary! Before connecting with First Steps, Mary and her husband spent several years teaching English in North Korea, where she eventually met Executive Director, Susan Ritchie. Now Mary volunteers her time assisting our staff in Alberta and raising her three children (who are active members of our Pitter Pats Kids Club!) Learn more about Mary by reading her feature on ou..
Thank you!!! Last week I told you about Giving Tuesday and Firststeps matching donor. Here's the result!! Great result. Thank you to all you help!!!! This past Tuesday, December 2nd, people from far and wide participated in Giving Tuesday. First Steps received $6,760 in donations! With the matching dollars totaling $1310, this brings the total to $8,070! This will provide a daily cup of soymilk to 673 hungry..