2017 Impumelelo Social Innovations Platinum Award

Bright Kid Foundation is honoured to be the recipient of this prestigious award. It is a testament to the Bright Kid Foundation ECDC program delivering high quality certified ECD infrastructure  - a significant, sustainable investment in South Africa’s children.


Department of Social Development Endorsement

The Department of Social Development has endorsed the Bright Kid Foundation:

"Bright Kid Foundation is able to deliver complete Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDCs) to remote rural areas and informal settlements... We encourage investment in ECDCs, as the DSD has prioritized Early Childhood Development as vitally important for the future of South Africa's children."

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Booktainer® Libraries

There is a dire need for well stocked libraries run by trained librarians in deserving primary schools. More than 16 000 public schools in South Africa do not have libraries...




Our MANTAG Certification

Edutainer® Comments

We find the Edutainer® concept to be imaginative cost-effective and it contributes significantly to reducing the backlog of facilities for Early Childhood Development in South Africa."
Eric Atmore, CEO Centre for Early Childhood Development
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Bright-Kid Container Conversions  MANTAG 2009/M56
Second hand ISO mild steel shipping containers are sourced and refurbished and used as pre-school classrooms and primary health care centres in all regions of South Africa.
Containers are 12,0m x 2,3m x 2,4m high with mild steel sections forming the frame, corrugated side wall panels and roof, cargo loading door and timber floor.
Appropriate sized sections of side panels are removed to accommodate windows and mild steel door.  Corrosion is removed by brushing affected areas with a rotary wire brush, then coating the brushed areas with a zinc chromate primer and two coats enamel, the final coat being decorative.
Damaged sections of timber floor are replaced and 2mm vinyl floor covering secured with adhesive.  A Kulite polystyrene ceiling is installed.

Bright Kid Foundation is a Section 21 Not For Gain Association, and a registered Non Profit Organisation (088-983 NPO) which controls the production of Edutainers® and delivers them to areas of need in South Africa, and also delivers infrastructure like fencing, shade areas and jungle gyms. An Edutainer® is a 12 meter (40 foot) container converted into a pre-school, a library or a Service Centre. All used containers are carefully checked before purchase. The conversion is extensive and includes sheet vinyl floors, insulated ceilings, large windows, electricity, lighting, plug points, an electrical distribution board, security bars, coat hooks, a chalk board, a soft board, a fire extinguisher, a heating fan and full external decoration. Windows are made from aluminium to prevent rust. The insulated ceilings are made from 48mm insulating material. Pre-school classrooms have cupboards, shelves, furniture and books. The cupboards are made from steel wire and are lockable. The shelves are wooden and set in steel.Edutainers® are equipped with furniture, books and toys for 25 children. Some Edutainers® are also equipped for Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) after hours. Libraries have shelves and furniture.
Bright Kid Foundation provides foundation blocks and organises and the delivery of the Edutainers®. The foundation blocks are made from steel reinforced concrete and are 30cm x 30cm x 20cm high. Six foundation blocks are delivered with each Edutainer®. One under each corner, and one in the front middle and one at the back middle.
All teachers and sites have different requirements and Bright Kid Foundation, working with skilled local NGOs, assesses the specific Edutainer® needs for each site.

Bright Kid Foundation will accumulate donations and apply them to costs incurred in the Edutainer® programme. Once the necessary funds are accumulated, we will build and deliver Edutainers® to carefully selected teachers and sites. We cannot tell in advance when the donated funds will be sufficient to produce and deliver an Edutainer® as this will depend on the rate at which the funds are received. In the event that fund raising is exceptionally slow, we will secure corporate funding to complete projects or utilize the funds to purchase additional toys for existing Edutainers®.
All donors who provide their names and email addresses will receive an emailed certificate thanking them for their contribution. Donors of the equivalent of $25,000 or more will have their names inscribed on a brass plaque attached to the Edutainer® which has benefitted from their donation. When the Edutainer® is delivered, Information on the Edutainer® location, will be sent to these donors
Funds accumulated through credit card donations will be utlised to manufacture equip and deliver Edutainers®.

In the event that donations are insufficient to complete a full Edutainer® , then Bright Kid Foundation will use those funds to supply additional educational toys to existing Edutainers®

If a donor wishes to have their donation refunded, please let us know within 30 days of the donation. Refund of donations to the donor will attract a 25 % administration fee.

Bright Kid Foundation shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of users. For the purpose of this clause, "personal information" shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from: http://www.polity.org.za/attachment.php?aa_id=3569

Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express credit cards or by bank transfer into the Bright Kid Foundation bank account, the details of which will be provided on request

Credit card transactions will be acquired for Bright Kid Foundation via PayGate (Pty) Ltd who are the approved payment gateway for Standard Bank of South Africa. PayGate uses the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) and no credit card details are stored on the website. Users may go to www.paygate.co.za to view their security certificate and security policy.


Donor details will be stored by Bright Kid Foundation separately from card details which are entered by the client on PayGate’s secure site. For more detail on PayGate refer to  www.paygate.co.za

The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. Transaction Currency is South African Rand (ZAR).

Bright Kid Foundation takes responsibility for all aspects relating to the transaction. This responsibility is to ensure that the funds received are allocated to Edutainer® programme expenses.

This website is governed by the laws of South Africa and Bright Kid Foundation chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature.

Bright Kid Foundation may, in its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof at any time without notice.

This website is run by Bright Kid Foundation which is a Section 21 Association Not For Gain based in South with a registration number 2000/028269/08. Bright Kid Foundation was registered  in terms of the Nonprofit Organisations Act, 1997.Registration Number: 088-983 NPO. It is audited by L Reyneke and Associates.. Bright Kid Foundation is governed by Articles of Association and a Memorandum of Association. Its Directors are Nicole Jaff and Nicholas Jaff, Trustees are Peter Leon, Subusiswe Ndlovu, A J Phillips , and Sonja van der Vyver

Bright Kid Foundation contact details
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Support: telephone + 21 11 786 3169


Please Help Us Deliver the Next Edutainer®


The Bright Kid Foundation believes that every child in South Africa has a right to quality pre-school education in a safe and learner-friendly environment, with access to educational toys and books that encourage an optimal learning experience, supervised by a trained teacher.


Unfortunately this is not currently the case because many rural areas cannot afford or do not have access to full functioning classrooms. And so we came up a solution: the Edutainer®, containers converted into fully equipped preschool classrooms where children can realise their full potential in a nurturing and stimulating environment.


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