Brite communities

Sustainable and meaningful change is worth the investment.

Compassion is the foundation of a more humane world and at Britehouse, we aim to put it to work to make a real difference.

This can take the form of equipping a non-profit organisation with the tools they need to succeed in a digital future or supporting disadvantaged youth by putting technology at their fingertips and a marketable skill within reach.​

It takes collaboration, not just investment, to create a brighter future. We aim to deliver sustainable value and do this through partnerships that steer our collaboration with stakeholders towards an impactful and measurable objective.

We believe in working together to bridge the digital divide and nurture an environmental stewardship through technology-rich and project-based learning to better engage beneficiaries.​​​​

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Skills Development

Britehouse GOT-GAME™

This is the cornerstone of the 67-Day Digital Activation/Activism Movement that Britehouse launched in 2015. The Britehouse GOT-GAME™ POP-UP digital hub is designed to provide underserved communities with a facility (that can be set up anywhere) to support teachers, learners, local enterprises and host community development projects. GOT-GAME™ POP-UPs are equipped with smart technology, Internet access and are stocked with an online repository of accredited education resources. 

Britehouse has grown the project’s focus on providing world-class vendor SAP and Microsoft technology platforms, to their beneficiaries.

Br​itehouse Baristas

Britehouse has joined forces with the Deaf Empowerment Firm (DEF) and the Coffee Importers and Roasters Organisation (Ciro) to provide deaf people with skills development and employment opportunities through the Britehouse coffee bar at our Bryanston offices. A simple design solution has made it easy for customers to place their orders through a sign language menu. Ciro’s Barista Upliftment Programme trains unemployed youth to become internationally accredited baristas. Some, like Herold Hlophe – a friendly and familiar face behind the Britehouse coffee bar – are deaf. Yet his impairment is no obstacle for the delivery of excellent coffee and an amazing service.

The Britehouse coffee bar is also supported by an app called Space, whereby employees can gift each other with a virtual currency of coffee beans that can be spent at the bar. Only organically certified Fair Trade coffee beans, sourced from the Nawa Coffee Co, are used.

Educational Development

Hello Tutor

Hello Tutor is an innovative, knowledge-sharing platform whereby approved teachers and other professionals can upload video tutorials based on South Africa’s high school maths, science and accounting curriculums. Britehouse has sponsored access to Hello Tutor for underprivileged schools around the country, extending the reach of high-quality educational resources through the GOT-GAME digital pop-up hub, which is housed on the Sunrise Secondary School’s premises.

Our shining star beneficiary, Kwena Molapo High School, achieved a 100% matric pass rate in 2016, using the Hello Tutor programme we facilitated.

The Diepsloot Preschools Project

The Hope Educare Early Childhood Development Centre in Diepsloot is the result of a collaborative project driven by The Diepsloot Preschools Project. As one of the key sponsors, Britehouse helped make the centre a reality. The centre accommodates between 160 and 200 preschool children from the surrounding community and is proud of its extensive vegetable garden.

Britehouse also launched a collaboration between the Diepsloot Preschools Project and Training Force with the aim of training previously unemployed women in townships around South Africa.

Enterprise Development

Girlhype Coders

Girlhype Coders began in 2003 as a non-profit organisation aimed at increasing the female participation in computer science and closing the gender gap in technology. Britehouse started its partnership in 2014 with the shared belief that programming literacy is important to facilitate future education and career development opportunities. Girlhype offers free after-school Code Clubs for schoolgirls to 20 schools in the Western Cape, which is held once a week. The Girlhype Youth Job Creation project (in partnership with Microsoft, Ekasi Code Club and the University of Cape Town), places unemployed female graduates in a registered qualification programme for a period of three to four months prior to workplace commencement. ​​​​​​