StreetSmart SA has handed over R50 000 to their Pretoria beneficiary, PEN - Streetwise, for 2017. This is part of an allocation of over R1 million raised nationally for the third consecutive year by StreetSmart SA with the balance to be distributed in the other regions later this month.

PEN – Streetwise engages with boys living on the street and other vulnerable children in Pretoria, to support them in restoring their dignity and hope for their future. Most of the youth comes from traumatic circumstances and PEN assists them to restore their emotional well-being and establish their independence and reintegration into society. The StreetSmart funds will be used towards the payment of the social worker salary.


PEN Beneficiaries: Clement Kgafane, Boys, Tshepiso Nkosi & Janthinus Schrage

“At PEN we believe in moving our children from dependency to dignity. Our partnership with StreetSmart enables PEN to take ‘broken' children off the street and give them more than just a safe space to call home. We give them an opportunity to grow into boys who are well rounded, socially well integrated, have access to education, and helping them to dream again,” says Janthinus Schrage, Operations & Communications Manager at PEN - Streetwise.



Jacquelise de Vries (Leriba Hotel) &Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA)

“At PEN we believe in moving our children from dependency to dignity. Our partnership with StreetSmart enables PEN to take ‘broken' children off the street and give them more than just a safe space to call home. We give them an opportunity to grow into boys who are well rounded, socially well integrated, have access to education, and helping them to dream again,” says Janthinus Schrage, Operations & Communications Manager at PEN - Streetwise.


Mollie Buys, Naomie Fourie, Hettie de Wet & Reinette Retief (StreetSmart SA)

There are currently 7 restaurants in Pretoria that have embraced StreetSmart’s vision to make a real difference to the lives of street children. Funds are raised by adding a R5 donation to each table's bill at participating restaurants. This donation is voluntary and diners are able to contribute more if they wish to. Al Fiume @ River Place, Chapters and Hemingway’s @ Leriba Hotel & Spa, Orange Restaurant @ Court Classique, Pride of India, Prosopa and Ritrovo, offer their diners the opportunity to give responsibly in their restaurants, and not in the hands of a child.


Jack and Tanja Matlou & Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA Chairmain)

“StreetSmart, through the work of our beneficiaries, provides opportunities to empower street children and other vulnerable children in our communities to live viable lives. Through the generosity of our restaurant partners and other supporters we are able to continue to expand our national footprint. For the third time in a row, StreetSmart will be disbursing over R1 million to beneficiaries nationally. We are so excited to be able to continue this work through responsible giving via StreetSmart restaurants.” says Melanie Burke, Chairman of StreetSmart SA.

StreetSmart Restaurateurs and their diners are taking hands to make a difference in their communities. Nationally this partnership with 92 restaurants has raised more than R1 060 000 during 2016, for organisations that are actively involved with social development and rehabilitation of street children with the ultimate goal of family re-unification.

“There is a special feeling you get when you give someone a gift, and if that someone is less privileged, then the feeling is amplified exponentially,” says Dino Fagas, Owner, Prosopa Restaurant.

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021 447 3227 | info@streetsmartsa.org.za

StreetSmart South Africa

P.O. Box 49
Green Point
8051, Cape Town

100% of donations in partner restaurants go to children’s programmes and none for administrative costs. GIVE RESPONSIBLY.