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Robyn Brown

Robyn  Brown

Charity: Bright Start

Shortly: 

I am a 24-year-old graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand. I hold a BSc honours in Psychology. I chose Bright Start, an education support programme, as my NPO for the Vodacom Change the World initiative 2013 because I value my own education and I am grateful for the doors it has opened and will open in the future. I believe wholeheartedly the words of Nelson Mandela - "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." And that is what I am striving to do with the Vodacom Change the World initiative and Bright Start.

My Background:

  • Graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand
  • Holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Psychology (Bsc) and a Bachelor of Science Hounours degree in Psychology (Bsc Hons)
  • Volunteered at a psychology practice, assisting with psychological and neuropsychological cases involving both adults and children
  • Au Paired for 3 children in Cape Town
  • Volunteered to help out at toy libraries in various townships in Johannesburg
  • Aspire to study for my masters in clinical psychology

More about Bright Start:

  • Bright Start is an educational support programme that provides children from historically disadvantaged backgrounds with the opportunity for a better education through education sponsorship
  • Its objective is to offer historically disadvantaged children a brighter future, by placing them in prominent local schools with proven, excellent educational standards
  • They provide ongoing support and guidance through an Education Support Programme to ensure that the children reach their full potential

 Projects:

  • Developing the Bright Start Outreach Programme for communities in Hout Bay, including Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg townships
  • Running and organising the community workshops as part of the Bright Start Outreach Programme 
    • Involves capacity-building workshops designed to enable people with skills and knowledge to empower themselves and families
    • Topics such as Parenting Issues; First Aid; Better Budgeting; Nutrition; Child Healthcare; CV writing etc
  • Bright Start's social media

 

  • Mandela Day 2013
    • Reading & Activity time with Wavecrest Educare in the Hangberg Settlement
    • Collection and donation of educational books and toys
  • Amazing Race Fundraiser

 

  • National Children's Day 2013
    • Hosted a Children's Fun day with fun, educational activities to inspire children and parents to embrace education
    • Including Science experiments; Art Workshops; Xhosa cultural puppet shows; face painting etc
  • Young Women's Workshop for our beneficiaries

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