Success is infectious!
Excited by the success of BrightLights Learning Lab at Shirinda, and the most recently Itemoheng Primary School, BrightLights already has a waiting list of schools eager to be part of the BrightLights radius.
BrightLights is keen to partner with corporations who have a mandate to invest their CSR/CSI funds in education especially in the areas of STEM. With the help of these CSR/CSI funds it hopes to continue to expand in more schools across Johannesburg.
Student enrollment as of August 2017
Organizations can participate with BrightLights in various ways
Education is a long term investment and relies on consistent and stable funding. Any BrightLights Learning Lab starts with a minimum 5 year commitment from the sponsor payable as a lump sum or on an annual basis.
Typically it costs ZAR 4500 per station to set up (this may be higher or lower dependent on refurbishments vs all new technology). Expenses will shift from setup phase to an annual running costs of ZAR 300-600 per student, depending on the minimum number of students accessing the lab.
100% of investment goes towards operating the BrightLights Learning Lab
Companies may also consider completely providing for the digital requirements for a Lab such as Chromebooks, headphones, and/or wi-fi and internet connectivity. As BrightLights expands it will consolidate and optimize its spend on internet connectivity and will open a sponsorship for a single provider for all its labs.