Who is Carron Strachan?
Carron is a wife, mother and cherished friend. She has a love for cooking and believes that a good soup can fix anything. As co-founder of the Centre, Carron has dedicated the last 11 years to ensure that our little ones receive the loving care and support they need to thrive. Carron is always available to our parents and anyone else who needs to talk. Her advice is based on personal experience and she always manages to find the good in any situation. Carron works tirelessly to ensure that Bright Eyes Centre is a haven of hope, love and support to anyone who walks through our doors.Throughout her school years, Carron was challenged with significant deterioration of her eye sight. Her childhood symptoms didn’t match common eye conditions and interventions didn’t yield results. After many tests and long time not knowing what the problem was, she was diagnosed with Macular Dystrophy in Grade 12.
An unpredictable, degenerative eye condition for which there is no cure. Carron has relied heavily on the use of magnifiers to read, but sadly these magnifiers are not suitable for reading screens or anything that may be pixelated. We are a team at Bright Eyes and we have so far managed to provide all the assistance Carron needs to manage the administration of the Centre. It is, however, time that we move towards independence in the workplace. Carron has an untapped talent for reaching out to people and we want to be able to support her in doing so independently.
Carron has never allowed the Centre or its members to contribute to adapting the workplace to suit her needs. But after much research, we have managed to convince her of the benefits. We want to purchase a computer for Carron that will be hers exclusively, equipped with screen reading technology and software. It will allow her to perform functions like reading and sending her emails, creating newsletters, completing forms and even reaching out to her visually impaired peers.
Can you imagine doing your job without a smartphone? Without a computer or access to the internet? Help us place the world at her fingertips.
Bright Eyes is a registered NPO and PBO, so your donation can be tax-deductible. Ask us about a Section 18A receipt.
One Child at a time
Help us expand; send a child to school.
Bright Eyes Centre fulfills a crucial and dire need in our community as the only centre of its kind. This year we are operating at full capacity, within our designated child to carer ratio. However; we continue to meet parents of children who need us, it breaks our hearts to turn them away based on our own limitations. It's time to expand- and with your help; we can do it!
We are ready to take on another team member and open our doors to more children and families who need us.
It costs around R3400 per month to school a child at Bright Eyes
We need generous, committed donors to help us reach these targets and invite more students through our doors.
This is a real life opportunity to change a child's life.
Please contact us if you would like to assist.
All donations are immensely appreciated. Continuous or Once Off.
Our Sincerest Thanks
Muffin Mondays is a project with a big future.
The project is ongoing from 2017 and needs one final push to make it a real success story.
Goal: to raise funds to fix and upgrade the centre's outdoor play area; and build into a small business to be run by one of our littlie's parents. The project has been wonderfully received, securing orders from small cafes and local companies. Now we need just one last element to move ahead: A nice large oven for baking, donations for petrol (deliveries) and suppliers for our batter and ingredients.
If you can assist: please get in contact
Active blind, which began with 'RunBlind', has grown in momentum and support and is a very special project aimed at raising awareness about the difficulties faced by low vision children and adults, and breaks with stereotypical assumptions about the physical abilities of low vision individuals. Through Active Blind; RUN SURF YOGA Blind we challenge people, and the community, to participate in these sporting activities blindfolded and truly live the experience.
Challenge our members and volunteers of this great cause with a donation pledge- or, join us by starting your own pledge event/run challenge for Bright Eyes Centre.