Nadene Grabham is the operations Director at Door of Hope Children's mission and the co-founder of Baby Savers SA. She got her start as a Forex Trader, but found a new direction when she began volunteering for Door of Hope in 2011.
This new direction would lead her to meet Dr Whitney Rosenburg, with whom she would co-found Baby Savers SA. Through their organisation, they have drafted a law proposal that will be presented to parliament to legalise the safe relinquishment of babies through Baby Savers, metal containers built into the wall of safe houses, as an alternative to unsafe abandonment. Nadene’s goal is to have this law approved and included in the Children's Act.
Nadene will be taking the TEDxCapeTown stage to share her thoughts on the crisis of babies being abandoned in South Africa and how legalising Baby Savers may help the children of South Africa.
We asked Nadene a couple of questions to help you get to know her, before she takes the TEDxCapeTown stage.
Your number one reason for wanting to give a TEDx talk this year?
Creating awareness on baby abandonment in South Africa and the solution that we can provide.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a chef.
What's your X? AKA: What's something you're really great at?
I'm really good at eating nice food. :)
If you had a superpower what would it be?
To read people's minds.
If you could time travel, where would you go?
The parting of the Red Sea.