The Bright Vision Charitable Trust works with whānau in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
Started by Mike and Julie Edwards, the aim of the trust is to partner with other organisations to create a community where our tamariki wake up with hope.
The primary way Bright Vision works is through parenting and marriage programs delivered relationally in primarily small group settings.
Bright Vision has developed a service for young expectant mothers called Hapai Mama. It incorporates antenatal with parenting in the first 30 day’s, along with traditional Maori parenting to really set a mother up well for her journey into motherhood.
Bright Vision also partners with The Parenting Place to deliver Space. Space is about connecting with other new parents & their babies aged between 0 – 4 months old, to explore parenting & children’s development in a safe, facilitated environment.
Intended beneficiaries of our work
- Vulnerable and disadvantaged parents and whanau
- Children who are unsafe at home
- Local community by working to build stronger, healthier and more positive family units
How we measure success
Our aim is to see less kids go into foster care. Therefore our mission is not a short-term one and our measures are long-term. This is why our funders tend to be private funders who understand the need to partner with us over the long-term.
Partner with us
If you are passionate about whanau and believe in a brighter future for families in our community and want to see how you can partner with us, please contact us and let us know your story.