StreetSmart South Africa has handed over R600 000 to their Cape Town beneficiaries 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.
Mohamed is from Manenberg. He came to Learn to Live, School of Skills, at the beginning of the second term in 2015. He is sixteen years old and doing the 4-year Panel Beating course. Manenberg is a community in the Southern suburbs of Cape Town where gangsterism, drugs and alcohol abuse are rife. When he came to the school he was using drugs on a regular basis. The school referred him for counselling. He stopped using drugs and attended counselling sessions regularly. He is a keen learner who is doing his best to make a success of his life.
Anele, a Xhosa speaking Grade 2 learner, started with the StreetSmart - Klipfontein Primary School Aftercare Programme at the end of March 2015. Because he struggled with the basic concepts of English, he struggled with the majority of his subjects.
Cape Camino StreetSmart SA pilgrimage is back for another 2 days of walking the next leg of the Cape Camino route. This year we are taking on 'Cape Buchu' (Simon's Town to Scarborough) and 'Lady Lighthouse' (Scarborough to Kommetjie). Once again, R500 of the ticket fee will go towards StreetSmart. A special performance by sound healing musician, Chris Tokalon, will take place on Saturday evening before dinner.