Every child dreams of possibilities.

A good education makes these
dreams possible.

Bright Start gives children in South Africa access to
the quality education they deserve.

Every child dreams of possibilities.

A good education makes these
dreams possible.

Bright Start gives children in South Africa access to
the quality education they deserve.

Every child dreams of possibilities.

A good education makes these
dreams possible.

Bright Start gives children in
South Africa access to the quality education they deserve.

Our work

As a nation we are failing our children.

While progress has been made in the last 20 years to ensure every child in South Africa has access to education, the colour of their skin still determines the quality of the education they receive.

In one of the most unequal countries in the world, Bright Start levels the playing field. With its truly holistic educational programme, Bright Start ensures that children in Hout Bay, Cape Town have the opportunity to reach their very best potential and to follow their dreams.

One child at a time.

What we offer

Access to quality
education

Academic & personal
mentoring

Safe & reliable
transport

After school
activities

Internet access

Access to health
facilities

School uniform &
stationery

Outings & birthday
parties

Parental support

Current campaigns

To raise (ZAR)

For access to The Reflective Learning Company, which provides additional Maths support for all our learners for one year.

To raise (ZAR)

To purchase the full set of Answer Series Study Guides for our Grade 12s to assist them with their matric exams.

Nicky
Having been one of the first children to start at Bright Start in 2008, Nicky matriculated from the German International School Cape Town in 2020.
She is now studying for a BA in International Studies at the University of Stellenbosch.
Avu
Avu joined Bright Start with Nicky at its inception in 2008. He matriculated from Olyfkrans College, Swellendam in 2020 and has recently accepted a place at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) to study for a Diploma in Tourism Management.
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Nicky
Having been one of the first children to start at Bright Start in 2008, Nicky matriculated from the German International School Cape Town in 2020.

She is now studying for a BA in International Studies at the University of Stellenbosch.
Avu
Avu joined Bright Start with Nicky at its inception in 2008. He matriculated from Olyfkrans College, Swellendam in 2020 and has recently accepted a place at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) to study for a Diploma in Tourism Management.
Nicky
Having been one of the first children to start at Bright Start in 2008, Nicky matriculated from the German International School Cape Town in 2020.

She is now studying for a BA in International Studies at the University of Stellenbosch.
Avu
Avu joined Bright Start with Nicky at its inception in 2008. He matriculated from Olyfkrans College, Swellendam in 2020 and has recently accepted a place at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) to study for a Diploma in Tourism Management.

Be involved

Wherever you live, whatever you can give, we need your help to keep alive the dreams of all our children, and many more.

There’s no better time than now.

About us

  • Budget R2.5million
  • 3 Full time employees
  • Elected, professional board
  • Volunteer network
  • Non-Profit Organisation NPO-139972/ PBO 930030374
  • Certified beneficiary of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Programme
  • Tax exempt organisation – 18 A

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    Bright Start

    Bright Start gives children in South Africa access to
    the quality education they deserve.

    Bright Start

    Bright Start gives children in South Africa access to the quality education they deserve.