Bright Futures is an earned uplift programme targeting our farmers from disadvantaged communities. A structured ladder of opportunity and incentives, the programme has four stages: Bronze, consisting of basic horticulture and computer classes; Silver, adds business, and life skills training, and continues with horticultural training under the guidance of Haygrove managers. Gold participants work unsupervised, but mentored, on designated land with raspberries or blueberries; and Platinum, where participants form their own businesses as partner growers with Haygrove.

Bright Futures has changed me and my colleagues from being general farm workers to being business people.

Witness Kayise – Bright Futures Growing Partner