January 2017 Bright Torrows and Hewlett-Packard
Bright Tomorrows was invited to speak at the Bett Education Show about our initiative with Hewlett-Packard. This exciting project will provide much needed resources for a school in Masvingo Province. In addition to desks and seating, we aim to raise funds for books, better water provision and train the children to grow veggies in the newly revamped veggie garden.
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July 23rd 2016 Summer BBQ
The sun shone down on us this year and with an even bigger turnout, we were guaranteed a great evening. Many thanks to all who came and got stuck into the putting, the auction, the food and enjoyed the music from Harmonix. Thanks also to our fabulous volunteers who made it all possible. We raised over £1400, a super result!
Mutoko playtimes ahead
Play times just got way more fun for our pre schoolers in Mutoko! Its taken a while to make it work logistically, but it was worth the wait for our children who clearly look like they are making the most of it. Thank you to the people with big hearts who worked hard to make this happen and to bring some much needed joy into their lives
BCDO May 24th 2015
Thank you to all who came along and supported us in some way the the Big Church Day Out! It was hard work, but a lot of fun and fantastic to make so many new friends....
Our beautiful Winter Ball was another great success, helping us raise nearly £3,000 for our work in Haiti and Zimbabwe. Many thanks to all who supported the event, including local companies who donated auction prizes. Also not forgetting Marc and his hilarious puppetry, which made for a unique evening!
Thank you for making this evening a great success and ensuring more children are getting to school! Here are our wonderful dancers in action!
Zimbabwe Trip August 2014
Our programme in Zimbabwe is going from strength to strength, thanks to the hard work of Jeannie and Simon. We now have 80 caregivers who are growing maize in Mhondoro and many are now planting other crops, such as potatoes, peppers and beans. The success of this project is increasing year on year as the crop growers support a new family by providing them with seed and training. The wonderful news is that many caregivers are now able to support the orphans with school fees as they can sell some of their crops. Local officials have heard of the success of the project and are asking Simon to run a training day for the wider community!
Simon has also been working with a group of 45 young people in the area. Many of these are girls, such as Talent, who became pregnant when she was just 14 and dropped out of school. With Simon's support, Talent has turned from a shy young girl into a confident farmer. She is growing crops to feed her baby and will hopefully be able to soon return to her studies.
It was humbling and inspiring to meet with so many of the children who we have been supporting in Zim for many years now. All of the children face huge difficulties and their stories tell tales of daily courage. It was wonderful to meet with one of our very special boys on our visits (see photo) We first met in in 2009 when he was eating ants from the dirt for his meal. His life is still full of hardship, but thanks to sponsors he is going to school regularly and his favourite subject is maths!
We are most grateful for the ongoing support of the Lister Trust which ensures Simon is able to continue with the crop growing.
We are always happy to provide speakers for your church, school and/or other organisation. Please contact us if you would be interested in hearing more about the issues affecting children in the countries in which we work.
We have been extending our range of beautiful and original crafts from Zimbabwe and have found these to be popular at some of our events and exhibits. Items range from authentic print dishes to candles, jewellery, handmade cards and placemats and a selection of soapstone figures and bead animals. All the profits from these sales go directly to supporting the children. We are very excited to be looking to develop our skills-based training with teenagers to offer them craft based techniques that can be sold locally and through us. Initial training starts at £30 for 3 days. If you are interested in supporting a teenager in this initiative, please do get in touch