Bright Future International was created with the focus of shaping the future of underprivileged children from around the world by providing them with valuable programs that instill strong morals and values. We believe that in today's society, children are driven to achieve academic and professional success at the expense of basic human, life values.
Our work is unique in that our goal is not just to support basic needs, but to awaken the consciousness and teach children and adults how they can live more fulfilling lives by helping others. By instilling positive life values in youths, we believe they will become compassionate, caring and loving adults, making the world a better place for everyone.
To create an international movement of empathy, understanding and morality that will inspire children and adults to live life by the principles of love and compassion and to practice these positive life-values in their interactions with their communities.
We develop independent programs and offer funding to organizations around the world that are in line with our core values. Our curriculum involves the use of vocational, educational, arts and cultural enrichment programs as a means to teach human values. It is our belief is that participants will feel compelled to share these values with the world.
We work with individuals possessing qualities and values that mirror our core values. We believe that the key component to the success of our programs is enlisting educators and social workers who embody our mission - allowing us to effectively instill positive values in the children we work with.
We select programs with objectives that are in line with our overall goals. Based on specific criteria and thorough evaluation, we identify organizations that are doing work with children and adults and demonstrate how to be kind, honest and loving people.
We ensure that programs incorporate lessons designed to have a lasting, positive impact. We analyze each program and ensure that lessons include positive life lessons that exemplify and instill our core values in children and adults. We seek out programs that inspire participants to pass these lessons and values on to their families and communities.
To positively impact communities by fostering an environment that allows children and adults to develop empathy, respect and kindness toward others, regardless of ethnicity, creed, nationality and social status.
Bring together organizations and individuals that share our philosophy to build a broader coalition of like-minded people that will spread these values around the globe.
To inspire people to help others and serve as living examples of positive change.
Develop interactive, integrated programs and events that promote positive values like compassion for our fellow humans, practicing patience and understanding, recognizing the beauty and value in everything and everyone, and sharing these values with others.
Promote hope, encouragement, and love through various media channels and personal interactions to leverage human networks, spreading our mission and values.
Provide support to our coalition of like-minded organizations to help them instill our ideals through the arts and educational disciplines.
Mr. Anthony Melikhov was born in Minsk, Belarus in 1963 and moved with his family to the United States in 1989 to pursue a better life. In 1992, he founded Sagmel Inc., an over-the-counter pharmaceutical company, headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois.
In 2008, after many years of serving as President of what had become a multi-million dollar company, Mr. Melikhov and his partners made the decision to sell their vested interest to Bayer AG. Mr. Melikhov based his decision on a personal calling and overwhelming feeling to evaluate his path in life, striving for the pursuit of inner happiness and peace. This compelling feeling led him to want to do more for the world around him, thus establishing Bright Future International.
Within its first year, Bright Future formed partnerships with organizations in Russia, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, and Panama and helped them to expand the scope of their work. Since 2011, Bright Future has been expanding its range of programs to include independently operated programs in the USA and Russia. In 2012, Bright Future began to seek out like minded individuals and organizations, and actively pursue fundraising to reach a wider audience in more cities and countries around the world.