StreetSmart SA has handed over R50 000 to their Knysna beneficiary, Sinethemba Projects, for 2017. This is part of an allocation of over R1 million raised nationally for the third consecutive year by StreetSmart SA for beneficiaries in the various regions. 

 

For the last fourteen years, Sinethemba has worked to create opportunities for at risk children living and working on the streets of Knysna. The aim is to engage these children and their families in preventative programmes and to provide basic skills in order to integrate them back into main stream schools.

2016 KNY Handover Sinethemba

Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA Chairman) & Michael Smith (Sinethemba)

There are currently 5 restaurants in Knysna 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.

 

Read more: StreetSmart diners raise R50 000 in Knysna  

StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants in the Western Cape, Garden Route and Gauteng, has handed over R30 000 to their Swellendam beneficiary, Swellendam Bursary Fund, 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. 

 

Swellendam Bursary Fund provides bursaries to promising local young people wishing to study at university or college, but who do not have the means to pay for their studies. The StreetSmart funds will be used towards further education of eight students.

Bursary Fund

Swellendam Bursary Fund members with Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA Chairmain)

There are currently 4 restaurants in Swellendam 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.
Read more: StreetSmart diners raise R30 000 in Swellendam  

StreetSmart SA has handed over R100 000 to their Johannesburg beneficiary, Kids Haven, 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. 

 

Kids Haven helps and cares for street children and others in need in Johannesburg.

Their vision is to rehabilitate street children and reunify them into the community through care, counselling and psychosocial support. This is achieved with through social work, education, monitored homework and remedial lessons, sport and leisure activities. The StreetSmart funds will be used towards the salary of a Bridging School Programme facilitator as well as learning resources.

 

There are currently 11 restaurants in Johannesburg 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.

The first Johannesburg restaurants to become StreetSmart in February 2013 include the restaurants at The Saxon Hotel & Spa, with Chef David Higgs. Together with Balata at The Fairway Hotel, Cnr Café Bistro, La Cucina di Ciro, Licorish Bistro, Moyo @ Melrose Arch, Moyo @ Zoo Lake, Pomodoro, The Bull Run, Turbine Hall and The Wolfpack, they offer their diners the opportunity to give responsibly in their restaurants, and not in the hands of a child.

Moyo

Lynette Balie (Moyo Marketing) &

Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA Chairman)

“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.

Read more: StreetSmart diners raise R100 000 in Johannesburg  

 

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. 

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.

 

Pen Streetwise

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

 

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.

“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.

2016 Pta Handover Leriba Hotel

Jacquelise de Vries (Leriba Hotel) & 

Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA)

2016 Pta Handover SS Committee

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

2016 Pta Handover Leriba Hotel 1

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

 

 

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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