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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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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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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Our MANTAG Certification

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
It's Time To Help Our Children

The Bright Kid Foundation believes that every child in South Africa has a right to quality pre-school education in a safe and learner-friendly environment, with access to educational toys and books that encourage an optimal learning experience, supervised by a trained teacher.

 

Unfortunately this is not currently the case because many rural areas cannot afford or do not have access to full functioning classrooms. And so we came up a solution: the Edutainer®, containers converted into fully equipped preschool classrooms where children can realise their full potential in a nurturing and stimulating environment.

 

  • 1. The Need
    1. The Need
    A shack school on a rubbish dump in Toekomsrus
  • 2. Select a shipping container
    2. Select a shipping container
    12m shipping containers are carefully selected
  • 3. Convert the container
    3. Convert the container
    Expert teams transform the containers into well constructed, safe classrooms
  • 4. The pre-school Edutainer is complete
    4. The pre-school Edutainer is complete
    Edutainers are light and spacious. They are ideal learning environments.
  • 5. The MANTAG Certificate
    5. The MANTAG Certificate
    All Edutainers are MANTAG certified and can be registered with the Departments of Health and Education
  • 6. Crane-truck delivery
    6. Crane-truck delivery
    Edutainers are delivered by crane-trucks
  • 7. Delivery to rural areas
    7. Delivery to rural areas
    Edutainers can be delivered to remote rural areas
  • 8. Edutainers on a mountain
    8. Edutainers on a mountain
    Edutainers in the Magaliesburg mountains
  • 9. Edutainers being delivered
    9. Edutainers being delivered
    An entire community enthusiastically receives Edutainers
  • 10. Teachers and parents rejoice
    10. Teachers and parents rejoice
    Teachers and parents celebrate on receiving their new Edutainer
  • 11. Children in their new Edutainer
    11. Children in their new Edutainer
    Children enjoy a safe learning environment
  • 12. Over 354 Edutainers delivered since 2000
    12. Over 354 Edutainers delivered since 2000
    By 2018 Bright Kid Foundation delivered 354 Edutainers and 119 complete Early Childhood Development Centres. 57,000 preschool children have graduated from Edutainers and 8850 graduate annually.
  • 13. Adult Education
    13. Adult Education
    Edutainers can be used for Adult Basic Education (ABET) after hours
  • 14. Learning begins
    14. Learning begins
    Trained teachers teaching in an Edutainer
  • 15. A Sustainable Center
    15. A Sustainable Center
    Edutainers form an Early Childhood Development Centre. Visit the Clinton Global Initiative on our site
  • 16. Get Involved
    16. Get Involved
    All you need to do is get involved. More details are to be found around the site