Brighter Communities Worldwide are working passionately to protect the lives of children, men and women across Kericho county, Kenya.  Faced with the challenges brought by COVID-19, we are adapting the way that we do things so that we stay safe and ensure we can continue to deliver our life changing programmes.

At a time when COVID-19 threatens to undermine our work and set us back years in terms of progress, your support is more important to us than ever before and we have an exciting opportunity that we’d like to share with you.

We’re participating in the GlobalGiving Accelerator and we need your support!

We have been selected by the GlobalGiving Foundation to participate in it’s Accelerator - a fundraising opportunity for non-profits around the world.    In order to succeed, we must raise at least $5,000 from 40 donors before September 30th.  If we meet this threshold, we will be permanently featured on GlobalGiving’s website where we have the potential to benefit from corporate relationships, connect with new donors, access dozens of online fundraising tools and create more fundraising campaigns to raise much needed funds.

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Here’s what your support will make possible for Brighter Communities Worldwide.

You may be aware that one of our key programme areas is Education.  During the GlobalGiving Accelerator we are developing a specific project to support children – 

When COVID19 stops schools reopening what happens to the children?   

In Kericho County, Kenya the children are working in the fields, collecting water and firewood, vulnerable, tired, hungry and open to exploitation.  They are losing out on their childhood, losing out on learning.  This project will change that by supporting community based learning groups to bring children together in small groups where they can thrive and be safe for part of everyday.  We have a duty to protect their right to education especially in these challenging times.

Please help us reach the threshold of $5,000 from 40 donors! 

Find out more about the project and donate here.

We’re also going to need your help spreading the word!  Please share this opportunity with your friends and family! 

The potential impact of this project is powerful and we really want you to be part of it.

This project will keep the benefits of education alive for 1,000 children and  protect them from becoming part of the 'lost generation' that will result from COVID19.   Without education their choices and opportunities are limited and their futures bleak.  Parents will be supported by this project to celebrate their children's childhood and encourage the value they place on school which in the long term is their best way out of poverty and onto a brighter future.

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€8 will provide a small solar lamp for a child to use at home where there is no electricity and darkness falls at 6pm. The child can continue at home what starts in the learning group.

€18 will provide enough sanitary kits for 2 young girls who have started menstruating during COVID19 and don't know what to do - each kit has reusable pads, soap, information.

€34 will provide 5 primary school age children with their own materials to use in the learning group -  a skipping rope, copy book, pen & pencil, colouring books, crayons and work sheets for 6 subjects.

€35 will provide one day's food for the entire learning group of 15 children and 2 teachers with a hot lunch, fresh fruit and chai

€46 will provide 5 secondary school age children with their own materials to use in the learning group - copy book, pen & pencil and practice exam papers which the children have asked for specifically.

€99 will provide travel costs for 50 teachers to get to the children in the learning groups - these teachers are volunteering their time and skills and they are unpaid while the schools are closed

€169 will provide one week's food for the entire learning group of 15 children and 2 teachers - hot lunch of rice, beans, cabbage, sukuma kiki - with fresh fruit and chai

€506 will provide face masks for each of the children and teachers participating in these learning groups.