14 Day

Challenge 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Bright Start Challenge. Join in with your friends, family, classmates, colleagues or neighbours and help raise funds for education of disadvantaged children in South Africa. 

How it works:

Please download the challenge. The challenge will take 14 days to complete. Each day you are presented with a new activity.  Write down your score and sub-total for each day in the box provided. And at the end of the 14 days add up the total you have donated and complete your total in the box provided below.  >>Button to go down to the Total and submit to donate>>

Day 1

Most of the families who live in Imizamo Yethu, live in homes called ‘Shacks’ with only one door

Give 20p for every door you have in your home

Day 2

Most homes do not have their own toilet, families have to share toilets with others

Give 10p for each time you use the toilet this week

Day 3

Children enjoy learning to read but have very few books available to them

Give 10p for every year of your life since you learned to read and/or Give 5p for every book you have been given this year

Day 4

Children often wear sandals or flip flops as shoes are very expensive

Give 10p for every pair of shoes or wellies or trainers you have and are able to wear

Day 5

Children like to wear school uniforms but parents rarely have the money to buy them

Give 20p for each item of clothing you have bought this month

Day 6

Most children have never travelled further than Cape Town, let alone outside South Africa

Give 20p for every country you have visited

Day 7

Very few families can afford cars and so they walk everywhere, if the journey is long they share a taxi or squeeze onto a very crowded bus

Give 50p for every car you have access to travel in

Day 8

Children rarely celebrate their birthday, some don’t even know when their birthday is

Give 20p for every birthday you have celebrated

Day 9

Children enjoy learning new skills and have activities after school. They love to dance and sing and play games like soccer

Give 20p for every social activity you have done in the last 10 days

Day 10

Very few children have access to a computer to help them learn

Give 10p for every hour you spend on the computer this week

Day 11

Water is accessed from a shared tap. Washing clothes is usually done by hand and then hung on wire fences to dry. Very few people have access to a washing machine

Give 50p for each time your washing machine has been used this week

Day 12

Electricity is very expensive and is mainly used for cooking, rarely for heating and lighting

Give 5p for every electrical socket you have in your home

Day 13

Children enjoy chicken’s feet as snacks as a treat bought from the local shop

Give 5p for each snack or sweet treat you have eaten this week

Day 14

There are over 50 children with only one teacher in some classes

List all the names of the teachers that have ever taught you. Give 10p for every teacher you can remember

14 Day

Challenge

2021

Please download the 14 Day Challenge. Once you have competed the challenge scroll down and click the completed button to proceed.

Day 1

Most of the families who live in Imizamo Yethu, live in homes called ‘Shacks’ with only one door

Give 20p for every door you have in your home

Day 2

Most homes do not have their own toilet, families have to share toilets with others

Give 10p for each time you use the toilet this week

Day 3

Children enjoy learning to read but have very few books available to them

Give 10p for every year of your life since you learned to read and/or Give 5p for every book you have been given this year

Day 4

Children often wear sandals or flip flops as shoes are very expensive

Give 10p for every pair of shoes or wellies or trainers you have and are able to wear

Day 5

Children like to wear school uniforms but parents rarely have the money to buy them

Give 20p for each item of clothing you have bought this month

Day 6

Most children have never travelled further than Cape Town, let alone outside South Africa

Give 20p for every country you have visited

Day 7

Very few families can afford cars and so they walk everywhere, if the journey is long they share a taxi or squeeze onto a very crowded bus

Give 50p for every car you have access to travel in

Day 8

Children rarely celebrate their birthday, some don’t even know when their birthday is

Give 20p for every birthday you have celebrated

Day 9

Children enjoy learning new skills and have activities after school. They love to dance and sing and play games like soccer

Give 20p for every social activity you have done in the last 10 days

Day 10

Very few children have access to a computer to help them learn

Give 10p for every hour you spend on the computer this week

Day 11

Water is accessed from a shared tap. Washing clothes is usually done by hand and then hung on wire fences to dry. Very few people have access to a washing machine

Give 50p for each time your washing machine has been used this week

Day 12

Electricity is very expensive and is mainly used for cooking, rarely for heating and lighting

Give 5p for every electrical socket you have in your home

Day 13

Children enjoy chicken’s feet as snacks as a treat bought from the local shop

Give 5p for each snack or sweet treat you have eaten this week

Day 14

There are over 50 children with only one teacher in some classes

List all the names of the teachers that have ever taught you. Give 10p for every teacher you can remember

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