Welcome Packet and Instructions for the Kangaroo-a-thon celebrating World Prematurity Day (Nov 17)
Thank you for registering for the the 24-hour Global Kangaroo-a-thon on
Kangaroo Care Awareness Day (May 15), and will help you execute up to 15-day kangaroo-a-thon.
Please take the time to read this page, and it will save you time and problems later in the project.
Count what Counts - A snapshot of the state of your kangaroo care practice
A quick update about The Zaky® APP
The Zaky® APP was funded by the Gates Foundation and Nurtured by Design. It has two phases and its use is optional for this Kangaroo-a-thon:
Phase 1 is The Zaky MOBILE APP is for parents to track kangaroo care and other activities, journal, and invite others to join the baby's group. It is live and working.
Phase 2 is the WEB APP for team leaders and coaches, and it manages kangaroo-a-thons and kangaroo care programs. Unfortunately we won’t finish testing on time for teams to use it for the May 15th's kangaroo-a-thon. We will send updates and a notice when it is ready to launch.
Therefore, for the benefit of the teams, we decided to not wait to announce that this Kangaroo-a-thon is for the 24 hours of May 15 in your local time. Parents may use The Zaky® mobile app to track kangaroo care, or they can use the tracking cards provided in the welcome packet below.
You are welcome to use the resources below to assist in competitions that last from 1 to 15 days (May 1-15)
If you have access to this page is because you are registered for the Kangaroo-a-thon. Please invite other teams to visit our homepage and register at https://kangaroo.care/products/kcd-kangarooathon
The resources we provide here will make your kangaroo-a-thon and Kangaroo Care Day (May 15) easy, effective, fun, and successful.
STEP 1 - PLAN FOR YOUR TEAM'S KANGAROO-A-THON BETWEEN NOW AND A DAY BEFORE YOUR KANGAROO-A-THON STARTS
Please click here to download your Team's Welcome Packet
STEP 2 - EXECUTE - TRACK KANGAROO CARE ON YOUR LOCAL TIME
Assist parents to fill out their Tracking Cards by tracking every minute and every session of kangaroo care either on The Zaky® mobile app for parents, or directly on the Tracking Card provided in page 10 of the welcome packet file. At the end of May 15th, collect all the Tracking Cards, even if they show zero kangaroo care.
Repeat the same process for every day of your kangaroo-a-thon, keeping track of which date is each tracking card.
STEP 3 - TALLY AND SUBMIT THE RESULTS AND EVALUATION (MAY 16-22)
STEP 3A - CALCULATE THE RESULTS EVERY DAY OF YOUR KANGAROO-A-THON
Click here to download the excel file that will help you tally your Tracking Cards (Suitable for the 24-Hour Kangaroo-a-thon and those lasting up to 15 days from May1 to May15)
After you transfer the duration and number of sessions from every Tracking Card, the Excel file calculates the four numbers that you will submit for your team:
SHARE YOUR TEAM'S RESULTS WITH YOUR TEAM
SHARE THE GLOBAL RESULTS WITH YOUR TEAMWhen all the teams submit the results before May 22, we will compile and share the following report filled with the global results:
Our babies and parents have the right to kangaroo care and participating in this kangaroo-a-thon we are able to inspire, empower, and provide tools that improve its implementation.We are all worth it.