Our three Malnutrition Rehabilitation Centres (MRCs) – in Naledi, Zola and Alexandra – provide holistic care daily for 150 severely malnourished children aged two to six years.
On admission, children are thoroughly screened by ACFS nurses.
In addition to being weighed and measured, any health concerns
are noted so that each child's progress can be monitored
on an ongoing basis.
Early education and school readiness form an important part of the MRC programme, so children are grouped according to age to ensure activities are suited to their level of learning.
Proof of the efficacy of the programme is the children themselves: from weak, sickly, miserable babies they blossom into energetic, bright-eyed little ones who clamber up jungle gyms and sing at the top of their voices.