The ORIGINS Project's Director Professor Desiree Silva, head of paediatrics at Joondalup Health Campus, has been involved in the promotion of the world’s first Thrive by Five TED talk.
Minderoo Foundation has partnered with TED to showcase Thrive by Five’s global mission to raise awareness of the importance of the first five years of a child’s brain development. The TED talk is being shown in pre-launch trials, along with Professor Silva's introduction, to new parents at Joondalup Health Campus, as well as three maternity hospitals in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The TED Talk is bringing global attention to the critical importance of brain development in the first five years of a child’s life. In the video, seven-year-old Molly makes a captivating pitch to parents, grandparents, caregivers and the wider community to engage more meaningfully and often with children in order to promote their brain development and set them up for life.
Watch Desiree's introduction below then watch Molly's important message, and finally, complete a short survey letting us know what you think about Molly and her TED Talk.