BRIGHTSTART - WORKING WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES

TRANSFORMING LIVES OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES THROUGH EDUCATION

CONTRIBUTING TO CHANGE IN HISTORICALLY IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES THROUGH ACCESS TO EDUCATION

CHANGING THE FUTURE OF SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDREN BY PROMOTING SOCIAL INCLUSION & EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Brightstart

Bright Start is a registered educational non-profit organisation committed to providing a brighter future for children, youth, and adults from low-income families in historically impoverished communities of Cape Town, through access to better educational opportunities. Our mentorship programme gives on-going support outside the classroom by addressing social, cultural and physical needs as well as parental empowerment, therefore ensuring the child and their family reach their maximum potential.

Bright Start is a registered educational non-profit organisation committed to providing a brighter future for children, youth, and adults from low-income families in historically impoverished communities of Cape Town, through access to better educational opportunities. Our mentorship programme gives on-going support outside the classroom by addressing social, cultural and physical needs as well as parental empowerment, therefore ensuring the child and their family reach their maximum potential.

Sponsor a Child

Sponsor A Child

Change the life of a child through education. Through our mentoring and training programme, we provide on-going support to a family and the wider community. We believe in a brighter and better future for the children of South Africa.
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What We Do

What We Do

Bright Start provides a holistic educational package for children and families. We have developed a package to support a child’s development both in and out of school. It is a model that offers results for families and the wider community.
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Partners in Action

Partners in Action

Bright Start partners with parents, schools, service providers and other professionals to ensure that beyond a good education, children get the chance to develop socially, emotionally and physically, allowing them to reach their full potential.
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According to the latest SA Government Census of 2011:

Number of children who matriculated (Grade 12): 28%

Number of children with no school: 8%

Functional illiteracy rates: 19%

The 2015 matric exam national pass rate dropped to 70.7% from 75.8% in 2014
– Department of Basic Education

Change a Child’s Life

In 2017, we will have 6 children starting Grade 1 at Kronendal Primary School and 2 high school students starting at Wynberg Boy’s High School. 

Help them feel proud on their first day of school with a new uniform!R 4000 covers all uniforms, PE kit, badges and other accessories for 1 year!

Access to education has opened up since 1994, but the government has been less successful at improving the quality of education pupils receive. There is a national consensus that there is underperformance in school education. It is important that we focus on preparing for success from the early grades. Yet, the evidence that poverty undermines education is overwhelming.

Minister Naledi Pandor

Education Minister 2004 – 2009, South African Government