Bright Start was founded in 2008 as a non-profit organisation and public benefit organisation. From an initial intake of 7 children, we currently provide access to quality education to 36 children from the age of six upwards, from the historically disadvantaged and troubled communities of Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg, Hout Bay, Cape Town.
The Sad Reality
A shocking 27% of pupils who have attended school for six years cannot read (The Economist Jan 2017)
Of 200 black pupils who start school just one can expect to do well enough to study engineering. 10 white kids can expect the same result (The Economist Jan 2017)
Youth Unemployment Rate in South Africa increased to 55.90 percent in the second quarter of 2017
Change a Child’s Life
In 2019, we will have 2 children starting Grade 1 at Kronendal Primary School and 2 high school students starting at Bergvliet High School.
Help them feel proud on their first day of school with a new uniform! R 5000 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.