“ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL WELLSPRINGS OF CREATIVE ENERGY, OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND SELF-FULFILMENT SEEMS TO BE FALLING IN LOVE WITH SOMETHING – YOUR DREAMS, YOUR IMAGE OF THE FUTURE” ~ Ellis Paul Torrance | 1915 ~ 2003
We are so grateful for the opportunity to help shape a path to the future where all types of people from all over South Africa, can access knowledge and gain a personal and unique understanding of what it means and takes to live with authenticity & integrity.
Through our mission we strive to positively touch and transform lives for generations to come! Our vigorous and enthusiastic vision of the future of South Africa will never, ever sleep.
The world is filled with a myriad of problems that are being inadequately addressed by society, governments and institutions. These problems are so ingrained in everyday living that they effect absolutely everyone in one way or another. They touch our lives in small and massive ways. The problems range from: anger to violence; lethargy to hopelessness; stress to sickness; lack of education provision to no ambition; lack of skills development to no career guidance; families ignoring the emotional needs & cries of their children & family to broken hearts – family separation & suicide; unemployment & economic recession to crime and murder; malnourishment to hunger & starvation; escapism & substance abuse to depression and despair; lack of integrity & self-entitlement to corruption & persecution; desperation & oppression to hate & terrorism……And the list goes on & on and on & on. These problems are so HUGE and dire yet so small and insignificant. Mankind has for the most reserved these issues to be someone else’s problem or to deal with them tomorrow. And tomorrow never comes.
Imagine a world where EMPATHY & LOVE are practiced by everyone in every situation. A world where people CONSISTENTLY live with COMPASSION & KINDNESS; being HUMBLE and AVAILABLE; being RESOURCEFUL and CONNECTORS; acting with INTEGRITY and AUTHENTICITY. Would this not make our beautiful world better? Is this not truly what each one of us were born and destined for? To LOVE and show LOVE? To live with happiness and joy within and to share this joy and happiness with all those we come into contact with each day in small and big ways? To live being mindful and fully present in each moment of our day without living with fear of our past or our future? To live making each day a great day?
So how and where does one start? How do we create more solutions to our problems small and big?
It starts by understanding that for things to change, we must change first. It starts by teaching our greatest resource, our precious children, about AUTHENTICITY & INTEGRITY. It starts by understanding ones true value as a whole person and to live for the benefit of others, not just for ourselves. It starts with showing LOVE and COMPASSION for each other.
It starts with education and ends with changed generations!
The Education systems [in South Africa, and] around the world, predominantly address children’s IQ development (Intellectual Quotient / Intelligence) failing to recognise the critical importance of EQ development (Emotional Quotient / Emotional Intelligence). Life Skills and emotional well-being development are largely left to parenting which only exacerbates the PROBLEMS we face around the world due to the lack of time that parents and guardians themselves have in their busy working lives and in that the vast majority of guardian interaction is done with a limited understanding of the importance of EQ development. The lack of emphasis of this critical [total] life skill development in world education and parenting today leaves children and communities ill equipped in adequately addressing life’s challenges and problems. LO (Life orientation) and PSW (Personal Social Wellbeing) subject content needs to be applied in conjunction with WBE (whole brain education) curriculum as the fundamental foundation and requirement in preparing children for a successful, authentic & resilient life.
“THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT!” – Martin Luther King Jr.
MULTI-THRIVE was founded in May 2019 by Gerard Cilliers & Donovan Adams in response to certain life questions they faced.
“How can we help make our world a better place for our children and theirs?”
“How can we make a significant difference that will address the world’s problems that we face, read & hear about every day & that touch every fabric of lives & society?”
“What solution can we provide that will help people address their biggest and smallest problems in their everyday situations and that can be applied in any situation in every person’s life regardless of their age, race, color or creed”
The common denominator across so many of the world’s problems points heavily towards peoples inability to practice self-awareness, self-regulation (self-management/self-motivation), relationship management and social awareness to reach their full potential in life. These issues all point to emotional intelligence. For an intelligent species we really are not winning very well at this game called life. And why? Could it be due to the fact that we have two sets of intelligences, one of which is not nurtured or fully developed? This is indeed the biggest problem that the world is facing today.
Cognitive (intellectual) intelligence is taught worldwide as THE basis in education systems whereas emotional intelligence is not focused on as a fundamental & equal partner in education. So education systems have failed the world at large by mostly only providing education for half the human brain’s capacity thereby greatly limiting its exponential potential.
And therein MULTI-THRIVE found their answer – a superlative “Whole Brain” education system is what the world desperately needs in order to effectively resolve problems big and SMALL.
In this way MUTLI-THRIVE was birthed. To develop a whole brain educational platform that embraces the fullness of who we really are, body, mind & soul. To empower people with knowledge and methods of solving the smallest and most intricate of problems by looking inside, before we look outside.
“NO ONE IS SPECIAL ENOUGH NOT TO RECEIVE THE GIVE OF LIVING AN AUTHENTIC LIFE” the founders, MULTI-THRIVE