WATCH: Thrive by Five Launch Event

Watch the full video recording of the launch of the Thrive by Five Index on 8 April 2022, in Johannesburg through the embedded player below. The event includes a keynote address by the South African Minister of Basic Education Hon. Angie Motshekga, as well as addresses by First National Bank (FNB) CEO Jacques Celliers and the United States Consul General to Johannesburg, Vincent Spera.

In addition to a presentation of the data by Index lead Sonja Giese, Founder of DataDrive2030, the event featured insights from a range of thought-leaders into the collective efforts needed to build a South Africa where every child thrives by age five. These included: Sipho Silinda, CEO of FNB Public Sector BankingKulula Manona, Chief Director: Foundations for Learning at the Department of Basic EducationIsabella Sekawana, Acting Deputy Director-General: Welfare Services at the Department of Social DevelopmentMastoera Sadan, Chief Sector Expert: Social  at the National Planning Commission; and Dr. Lesley Bamford, Specialist in Child, Youth and School Health, and Acting-Chief Director at the Department of Health.

Video and headline photo courtesy of FNB.