The Brighter Day is a foundation that develops creative, social and community projects. An organization that serves to raise awareness and speak out social issues to empower individuals and communities.
The Story Behind the Brighter Day Foundation
In the year 2008, a passion was developed which would be the beginning of this foundation called the “Brighter Day”. Maame Durowah Okai the founder often traveled around the world for the holidays. During these holidays she would randomly visit orphanages, projects and volunteer her time creatively in performing arts.
Maame Durowah Okai noticed that the activities (drama, spoken word, lyrical dance, poetry & exhibitions) made many individuals speak about their personal challenges and the social issues that were keeping them bound. The fact that many had either lost their family members, had learning difficulties, were physically and/or mentally handicapped proved no limitation to her. This was an opportunity to teach them that through these activities that their conditions or environment should not hold them back to find their purpose in life.
The encounter in 2008 eventually created creative ways of reaching out, raising funds and developing community and personal development projects. An ongoing impact for over 10 years that is remembered till this day. A place of remembrance to Dream, Make it happen, to Live life and not to be lived by life circumstances.
The Brighter Day is a foundation that develops creative social and community projects to raise awareness, impact and speak out social issues.
Many of us are faced with certain situations; e.g. lack of financial aid, sickness, violence, loss or death and are not able to receive the support needed at “the moment”. Many reasons like this makes it hard for some individuals to see the Brighter Day of Life.
Most of them have decided to surrender to the “Impossible” situation and take the bitter pill, but our motto thinks and sees differently for we say: “Smile, Where there is Life, There is Hope!”.The important factor of this foundation is to put a smile on somebody’s face by our creative works, knowing that there is a Brighter Day.
Our mission is to improve and support communities by setting up projects whereby individuals discover and embrace their Gift of Life which will be their voice of change. With the projects, the Brighter Day wants to raise funds to build schools, pay school fees, create work abilities, provide dancing projects and support partners (orphanages, art project, and personal development programs).
“Smile, Where there is Life, There is Hope!”
Projects & Missions of the Brighter Day Foundation
The “Brighter Day” is a project based foundation. Every project executed takes place once or twice a year. Some projects demand more than required and can be hosted as an annual event.
Our aim is to help the less privileged and those trying to make something out of life; being aware and recognize the circumstances that have limited them to become. By creating awareness it changes the mindset, attitude and creates opportunities to build a platform to Discover, Re-Build, Learn, Grow and Teach One.
We want to empower by providing resources and funds to support individuals and co-partners to equip the target group that will help to change their environment.