Suna, a bright young girl, is on the verge of becoming a young adult. She is smiling and looking forward to what life holds for her. This was not the case little more than a year ago.
She never knew her mother or her father since they passed away when she was still very young. Her aunty took her in. She is the youngest of 8 children and has seen and experienced more “stuff” than a girl of her age should endure. Heideveld, a suburb of Cape Town taught her to be very careful of who you interact with and not to trust anyone. Growing up with siblings that were depended on drugs, she saw what profound impact this had on her family and on herself. Suna went to the local primary school, but did not really perform according to mainstream education requirements. The headmaster of the school referred her to the Learn to Live School of Skills.
Since 1992, Kids Haven is focused on protecting homeless children and children in crisis, and giving them a future. Kids Haven uses the PACE home-schooling system in the Bridging School Classes for general remediation of the children. It offers very basic Literacy and Numeracy skills – up to a Grade 3 level. This is a critical programme in the process of stabilizing the behaviour of children new to Kids Haven.
Bright Lights is registered as a Drop-in Centre as well as a Child and Youth Care Centre for high risk and street children. Their objective is to reunify children with their family or significant others, and reintegrate the children back into society in the Helderberg basin.
Special Screenings of two films about the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage will take place at Cape Town’s Labia Theatre in May - all in an effort to generate much needed funds for the work of StreetSmart SA.
The highly acclaimed films, Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago and The Way, will be shown on 4 May and 5 May respectively.
Three top Franschhoek chefs are putting on their super hero aprons for the second year running in aid of the region’s most vulnerable children at an inspiring StreetSmart luncheon at Foliage on Monday, 6 May 2019.
Join us on the 6th of May 2019 for a 3 course lunch for a great cause. R755 including wine pairing.
Do not miss this exciting event!