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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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.


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...





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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Edutainer® Comments

We recently visited one of our most successful Edutainers®, at Delft in the Cape townships which is a prime example of what happens when the whole process works properly. A very dedicated girl, operating from a tiny site (the container barely squeezes in).... It feeds on being an evident success, parents want their children to go there and pay the fees."
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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions


Bright-Kid Container Conversions  MANTAG 2009/M56
Second hand ISO mild steel shipping containers are sourced and refurbished and used as pre-school classrooms and primary health care centres in all regions of South Africa.
Containers are 12,0m x 2,3m x 2,4m high with mild steel sections forming the frame, corrugated side wall panels and roof, cargo loading door and timber floor.
Appropriate sized sections of side panels are removed to accommodate windows and mild steel door.  Corrosion is removed by brushing affected areas with a rotary wire brush, then coating the brushed areas with a zinc chromate primer and two coats enamel, the final coat being decorative.
Damaged sections of timber floor are replaced and 2mm vinyl floor covering secured with adhesive.  A Kulite polystyrene ceiling is installed.

Bright Kid Foundation is a Section 21 Not For Gain Association which controls the production of Edutainers® and delivers them to carefully selected teachers and NGOs in areas of need in South Africa. An Edutainer® is a 12 meter (40 foot) container converted into a pre-school or an educational toy library. All used containers are carefully checked before purchase. The conversion is extensive and includes sheet vinyl floors, insulated ceilings, large windows, electricity, lighting, plug points, an electrical distribution board, security bars, coat hooks, a chalk board, a soft board, a fire extinguisher, a heating fan and full external decoration. Windows are made from aluminium to prevent rust. The insulated ceilings are made from 25mm insulating material. Pre-school classrooms have cupboards, shelves, furniture and books. The cupboards are made from steel wire and are lockable. The shelves are wooden and set in steel. Toy libraries have shelves, educational toys, a playing/training area and an administration area.
Bright Kid Foundation provides foundation blocks and organises and the delivery of the Edutainers®. The foundation blocks are made from steel reinforced concrete and are 30cm x 30cm x 20cm high. Six foundation blocks are delivered with each Edutainer®. One under each corner, and one in the front middle and one at the back middle.

When the amount of donations received permits, Bright Kid Foundation will deliver complete Early Childhood development Centres (ECDCs) to selected area and will apportion some funds to Early Childhood Development NGOs to assist in selecting sites , training teachers and monitor the preschools.

ECDCs can consist of an Edutainer, a Service Centre, fencing, ablution, a jungle gym and a shade area with a water tank to trap rain water run off for food gardens.

The exact ECDC components will vary with different preschool sites 
All teachers and sites have different requirements and Bright Kid Foundation, working with skilled local NGOs, assesses the specific Edutainer® needs for each site.

Bright Kid Foundation will accumulate donations and apply them to costs incurred in the Edutainer® programme. Once the necessary funds are accumulated, we will build and deliver Edutainers® to carefully selected teachers and sites. We cannot tell in advance when the donated funds will be sufficient to produce and deliver an Edutainer® as this will depend on the rate at which the funds are received. In the event that fund raising is exceptionally slow, we will secure corporate funding to complete projects or utilize the funds to purchase additional toys for existing Edutainers®.
All donors who provide their names and email addresses will receive an emailed certificate thanking them for their contribution. 
Funds accumulated through credit card donations will be utlised to manufacture equip and deliver Edutainers® to rural locations where additional teacher training may be required. In these cases we expect the Edutainer® costs including delivery and any site upgrades required to equal approximately United States dollars, 42000. In the unlikely event that credit card donated funds exceed the capacity of Bright Kid Foundation to deliver Edutainers® within a reasonable time period, the extra funds available, after producing the maximum number of Edutainers® possible ,will be used to upgrade Edutainer® sites through play equipment or teacher training or extra educational toys or through any other appropriate means.

If a donor wishes to have their donation refunded, please let us know within 30 days of the donation. Refund of donations to the donor will attract a 25 % administration fee.

Bright Kid Foundation shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of users. For the purpose of this clause, "personal information" shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from:

Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express credit cards or by bank transfer into the Bright Kid Foundation bank account, the details of which will be provided on request

Credit card transactions will be acquired for Bright Kid Foundation via PayGate (Pty) Ltd who are the approved payment gateway for Standard Bank of South Africa. PayGate uses the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) and no credit card details are stored on the website. Users may go to to view their security certificate and security policy.


Donor details will be stored by Bright Kid Foundation separately from card details which are entered by the client on PayGate’s secure site. For more detail on PayGate refer to

The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. Transaction Currency is South African Rand (ZAR).

Bright Kid Foundation takes responsibility for all aspects relating to the transaction. This responsibility is to ensure that the funds received are allocated to Edutainer® programme expenses.

This website is governed by the laws of South Africa and Bright Kid Foundation chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature.

Bright Kid Foundation may, in its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof at any time without notice.

This website is run by Bright Kid Foundation which is a Section 21 Association Not For Gain based in South with a registration number 2000/028269/08. Bright Kid Foundation was registered  in terms of the Nonprofit Organisations Act, 1997.Registration Number: 088-983 NPO. It is audited by L Reyneke and Associates.. Bright Kid Foundation is governed by Articles of Association and a Memorandum of Association. Its Directors are Nicole Jaff and Nicholas Jaff, Trustees are Peter Leon, Subusiswe Ndlovu, A J Phillips , and Sonja van der Vyver

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