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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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.



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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...

 

 

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Edutainer® Comments

I find the Edutainer® very user-friendly for me, my teachers and the children. It is wonderful."
Selina Malepa, Teacher at Ithuthuba Preschool

  • 1. The Problem
    1. The Problem
    The first few years of a child's life should be stimulating and nurturing to mature into a healthy adult
  • 2. Children neglected
    2. Children neglected
    In truth, only 17% of South African Children receive 1 year of effective preschool
  • 3. Inadequate Funding
    3. Inadequate Funding
    Many communities across SA lack funding to build & maintain proper classrooms, resulting in classrooms like this one
  • 4. No infrastructure
    4. No infrastructure
    Both in urban townships and rural areas, communities might have the drive, but not the means
  • 5. Shack Schools
    5. Shack Schools
    The result is that school buildings are often shacks like this pre-school in Mashenguville Soweto
  • 6. Classrooms not condusive to learning
    6. Classrooms not condusive to learning
    These shack schools are often not safe, waterproofed nor conditioned for the cold of winter and heat of summer
  • 7. Understocked
    7. Understocked
    Schools like these also lack classroom basics like cupboards, shelves, coat hooks, as well as educational toys
  • 8. Rural areas
    8. Rural areas
    Aside from underfunding, many rural areas also have the problems of inaccessibility
  • 9. The Solution
    9. The Solution
    We've thought of all this and come up with a solution that works. The Edutainer, instant classroom. Click on the Solution above to learn more