Bright Start was founded in 2008 as a non-profit organisation and public benefit organisation. From an initial intake of 7 children, we currently provide access to quality education to 36 children from the age of six upwards, from the historically disadvantaged and troubled communities of Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg, Hout Bay, Cape Town.

Sponsor a Child

Sponsor A Child

You can change the life of a child through education. Through our mentoring and training programme, we provide on-going support to a family and the wider community. We believe in a brighter and better future for the children of South Africa.
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What We Do

What We Do

Bright Start provides a holistic educational package for children and families. We have developed a package to support a child’s development both in and out of school. It is a model that offers results for families and the wider community.
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Partners in Action

Partners in Action

Bright Start partners with parents, schools, service providers and other professionals to ensure that beyond a good education, children get the chance to develop socially, emotionally and physically, allowing them to reach their full potential.
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The Sad Reality

A shocking 27% of pupils who have attended school for six years cannot read (The Economist Jan 2017)

Of 200 black pupils who start school just one can expect to do well enough to study engineering. 10 white kids can expect the same result (The Economist Jan 2017)

Youth Unemployment Rate in South Africa increased to 55.90 percent in the second quarter of 2017

Change a Child’s Life

In 2019, we will have 2 children starting Grade 1 at Kronendal Primary School and 2 high school students starting at Bergvliet High School.

Help them feel proud on their first day of school with a new uniform! R 5000 covers all uniforms, PE kit, badges and other accessories for 1 year!

Access to education has opened up since 1994, but the government has been less successful at improving the quality of education pupils receive. There is a national consensus that there is underperformance in school education. It is important that we focus on preparing for success from the early grades. Yet, the evidence that poverty undermines education is overwhelming.

Minister Naledi Pandor

Education Minister 2004 – 2009, South African Government