Ububele Mother-Infant Home
Did you know that a baby’s brain, “doubles in size in the first year, and by age three it has reached 80 percent of its adult volume”? The environment where a baby learns how to walk, talk, and play can dramatically help or hurt their social, educational, and economic future. The founders of The Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Center (Ububele) in Johannesburg, South Africa looked around their neighborhood and saw a community plagued by overpopulation, crime, violence, and abuse and decided to help local children during the time that matters most.
Ubublele serves local children, from birth to their seventh birthday, and their parents by providing pre-school, meals, play therapy, counseling, and classes on parenting skills for children and parents. By creating a safe, stimulating, and fun environment, parents and Ubublele employees can ensure kids reach their potential.
Childhood is currently supporting the organization’s “Mother-Infant Home Visiting Project” which allows Ubublele’s community based liaisons to reach even more at-risk mothers and their new babies in near-by townships. If the mother or the baby shows signs of stress, depression, or other red-flags, the two are referred to Ubublele for support and care. This way both mother and child become happier, safer, and more loved.
Thanks to the dedication of people like you, Childhood is able to advise and support hundreds of organizations around the world like Ubublele which give kids a happy and healthy childhood.
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