Thula Baba Project
Nurtured, nourished and stimulated children have an increased chance of breaking the poverty cycle as they grow up, compared to those who are not. As mothers are the first carers, the Thula Baba Project rewards antenatal and childcare class attendance with toiletries, clothes, nappies, books and educational toys which tie in to the course material presented. These are packed into convenient portable buckets and are distributed at quarterly graduations in the South Peninsula area of Cape Town.
Our dream is to create sustainable employment opportunities by incorporating local communities in the manufacturing of clothing, blankets and toys as well as packing of buckets, thereby ensuring self sufficiency for the Thula Baba Project. This will allow us to expand into other areas in the Western Cape and South Africa.
We plan to use existing facilities in Masiphumelele to make cloth items needed for the next two graduations and to explore options for manufacturing toys within the communities we serve. Doing so will contribute to our vision of well equipped moms preparing their children for their best possible future.