Become a Champion

Sikunye Champions

Sikunye Champions are passionate about supporting their church communities to connect and care for families with infants in the First Thousand Days (FTD).


Champions are empathetic, everyday Christ-followers who support their church leaders to achieve the vision of an FTD-friendly church. They sustain momentum, take active steps towards realising goals and champion the cause. Champions form part of a growing community of change agents that are committed to seeing all children thrive.

Become a Sikunye Champion

Signing up to become a Sikunye Champion automatically connects you to a national network of champions with whom you can collaborate, share ideas and attend FTD events.

You are not alone in your passion to see Children Thriving, Families Caring and Churches Connecting.  Sikunye aims to support you every step of the way as you strengthen families to give their children a strong start to life. You will have access to resources and training to equip and support you.

We would love to showcase the journey your church is making towards becoming FTD-friendly. This encourages and motivates others by demonstrating how each contribution is helping to shape our nation’s future.

Champions are encouraged to engage with Sikunye on our social media channels and with us directly to share:

  • the steps your church is taking to become more inviting, welcoming and responsive to the needs of families with children in FTD;
  • the training you are offering to expectant and new moms, dads, caregivers and extended families – in particular the innovations that have been introduced for your specific context and feedback from participants;
  • the ways in which your church’s FTD-friendliness is spilling over into your surrounding communities.