04 October 2022

Support through the Pandemic and Beyond

After my work contract as a call centre operator was terminated, things became even more difficult for my family. My husband is a dispatch rider, and his income was insufficient for the family. There were regular disagreements at home over finances and we were at the risk of withdrawing our children from the centre due to the inability to pay for school fees.

We were referred to the Bright Horizons Fund (BHF) during the Covid-19 pandemic and received a full subsidy of six months to tide us over the difficult period. The BHF also assisted with vouchers from the infant and nutrition programme for my younger child. We are grateful for the additional assistance we received through the special Covid-19 Support Grant as well as food rations from the Food From the Heart programme. These practical points of help were especially welcome during the pandemic.

The assistance from the BHF went beyond our children’s education as well. My husband and I received support and counselling from various quarters which helped to improve our relationship. Financial difficulties can have long lasting effects on families, and I am glad that the BHF has been there for us. I know that my children’s well-being is taken care of, and my husband and I can focus on making things better for the family.

You can touch lives through the BHF. Your contribution goes a long way and helps to ensure that children are given opportunities to education regardless of their family backgrounds. Be a part of the BHF family.

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