MULTI-THRIVE’S FIRST PROGRAMMATIC GOAL – BABY NURTURING BOX (BNB) (aged 0 – 3 years)
In 2018 1.2mil babies were born in South Africa
This programme is aimed at all: baby clinics, hospitals, orphanages (and all other relevant baby centres), and ECD schools.
Through establishing relationships with all relevant stakeholders throughout the country, and via a registry system, we aim to provide a BNB to each new born baby under the guardianship of their parent/s or carer.
Each BNB would contain some basic and practical baby items (such as clothing and essential consumables) but more importantly would contain basic educational guides to: “my new born baby’s brain; and how to nurture it effectively.”
Each baby receiving their BNB is just the tip of the ice berg and the start of a life long journey and responsibility. The most important aspect of this programme is to on-board the baby’s parents / carers onto a MULTI-THRIVE sponsorship programme so they can obtain access to ongoing educational support and training material. Ongoing monitoring and support is a fundamental and vital element of the BNB programme if we are to have a lasting impact on the programme outcomes and to ensure that the programme serves it’s VISION.
A strategic imperative of this goal is to teach the recipients how to organise and use the knowledge after they acquire it.