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
First Skilltainer® delivered to St. Anthony's Skills Training Centre sponsored by Sunshine Foundation Trust

 

Our Edutainers® are ideal vehicles for Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET), and the Skilltainer® delivered to St Anthony's will be the first of many Edutainers® converted into Skilltainers® to help reduce the extremely high rate of youth unemployment (estimated at 50%).

 

 

 

The St. Anthony's Skills Training Centre is based in Boksburg and was established in 1995 to offer vocational skills training to the unemployed and school-leavers over the age of 17 years. It offers courses in many vital skills like bricklaying and plastering, plumbing, electrical, motor mechanics, welding, upholstery, dressmaking, bookkeeping and basic computer skills, The Skilltainer® is designed as a display and sales unit to enable the public to purchase some of the items made by St. Anthony's trainees. These items include tables, chairs, clothing and upholstered furniture. The Skilltainer® will generate extra income for this highly rated Skills Training Centre.

The 'High Cube" Skilltainer® was so tall that St. Anthony's trainees had to remove the sign above the gate to let the Skilltainer® pass through. They then welded it back again after the truck left.