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What is Bright Future About? Interview With the Director

Under the European Union's "Chlaydfoscope" project there was an interview held by the director of Bright Future Foundation Marisha.

The full Interview and the article below. Click to read the EU Chlaydoscope Project article on Stichting The Artist and the Others' web-site.

This month we had the pleasure of talking to Marisha, the director of Bright Future Foundation, an NGO based in The Netherlands..

What is BrightFuture and how does it work?

In cooperation with the European Union, various partners and foundations, as well individual donors Netherlands based Bright Future NGO develops non-formal youths local and international projects, educational, social, solidarity, charitable projects for young people, children, elderlies, people with fewer opportunities and disabilities from the Netherlands and European neighbouring countries.

Being targeted on the growth and enhancement of youth's abilities and capabilities, our mission is to boost the participation and involvement of the youth in the European youth initiatives, to involve international youth in various Youth Exchanges, to give young people a chance to experience different cultures, actively share personal experience, gain knowledge. With our projects, we give an opportunity to the youth to get to know with the best existing practices in the spheres of democracy, active citizenship, European awareness, etc.

Another direction of Bright Future is the development of children from a very young age.

The organisation's interests are not limited to the above-mentioned: we also organize different charitable projects for children, young people with fewer opportunities, as well as for children and youth facing poverty and social difficulties in different countries.

What kind of projects do you initiate?

We have different projects, youth projects, multicultural exchange projects in cooperation with local & international partners. We do have also solidarity projects where we collaborate with big and small organisations, such as Municipalities.

With the solidarity projects, we promote equality and cultural communication and understanding. Through our non-formal learning projects we invite the international youth to travel abroad, meet new people and discover new cultures.

In particular, in 2021 Dutch for Non Dutch project, designed and implemented by our in initiative volunteers, was awarded as the best Solidarity project in The Netherlands and won the EU Solidarity Awards.

What are the challenges of your organization, and what kind of solutions are you implementing to maximise your Foundation’s impact?

When working with young people, you need to be aware of the different issues, their needs and challenges. We all learn by doing: not only while helping the youth to realize their goals, but we also learn through them how to help and motivate them to achieve their learning and practical goals.

We do our best to send our members to different trainings within the European Union and abroad to extent their understanding of different cultures and improve various skills through non-formal learning. At the same time, it´s important to create a free space for our volunteers to express their emotions and their goals.

To maximize the impact of the foundation, we develop strong cooperation, as we believe that together we are stronger. We disseminate the ongoing results of the project because in this way we can spread the information through social media, radio and TV interviews, also to people who did not join yet the project. Yet, they will have access to the results of the projects and perhaps join in a project in the near future.

What is coming up next for Stichting Bright Future?

Our projects are designed with the main aim to make brighter and prospective youth's and kids' lives. Currently, there are opportunities to join the foundation and work in an internationally friendly and non-formal fun environment through volunteering in the frame of Bright Future's local and/or international projects.

If you are interested, you can look here. As I´ve said together we are stronger and design a better future.

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."

Malcolm X

Thanks Marisha for sharing your knowledge and presenting your meaningful foundation within the "Chlaydoscope" EU project.

Our international projects create non-formal learning environment and provide unique opportunity to the youth to gain and share international experience and knowledge. Each participant of our exchange projects activities is given enough space to frame, promote, develop and practice skills on different actual topics.


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