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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Recent Projects

Sustainability in Sobambisana


A Case Study in perseverance - It takes a village to raise a child”


This case study illustrates not only the sustainability of a community initiated and supported ECD Centre, but also the grit and determination they displayed in trying to do the best for their children and so give them a head start to formal education that all parents aspire to - whoever they are and wherever they find themselves – no matter how long it takes...



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Our MANTAG Certification

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."
Richard Carss, The Zoë Carss Educational Trust Annual Report


Philani Early Childhood Development Centre adds Adult Basic Education and Training classes after hours


Both Edutainers® in Philani are now used for Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) after hours. The Philani Early Childhood development Centre (ECDC) was funded primarily by Watch Hill Foundation and the Zoë Carss Education Trust. Additional funds were donated by UPS and Absa Private Capital. The photos show the same classroom being used as a preschool during the week, and for ABET on weekends. Three volunteer university graduate teachers teach up to 40 students in mathematics, science and english on Saturdays, to help them pass matric examinations.

These Edutainers® have added adult furniture to allow for ABET courses.