HOW THE BRIGHT HEART CHILDREN PROGRAM BEGAN
In 2007, in Kyazanga, Uganda, eight rescued orphans were the first young people to become BRIGHT HEART CHILDREN.
With the combined efforts of Haydn Anthony, Joseph Lukwago and his family, a home was built for the eight girls. Over the next years Joseph’s family nurtured the girls and they began attending the primary school owned by the family. Joseph is the co-developer of the program and it’s director in Africa. At the same time, Haydn began developing a program to teach the children to become peacemakers, to implement character building and to instill values. The program was based on the six principles of Courage, Compassion, Truth, Justice, Freedom and Peace.
The girls blossomed and excelled in academics. They also completed the first Bright Heart Children program using simple copy printed books.
In October of 2012, during Uganda’s 50th Jubilee, the Vice President of the country unveiled the new Bright Heart Children books. The four hundred children who had graduated from the program were introduced as ‘children of the future”. They are now recognized by their community and are looked up to for their examples of right living.
The purpose of the Bright Heart Children books is to educate children as peacemakers worldwide and to create hope, happiness and prosperity for their futures.}