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StreetSmart: Don’t Drink and Make a Difference

In the spirit of ‘Don’t drink and make a difference’ participants at the 12th OMICRON South African User Conference as well as the 2012 Southern African Power System Protection Conference were encouraged to donate their evening function drinks vouchers towards Streetsmart. In total close to 600 drinks vouchers and a few small cash amounts were contributed. Hence R60,000 (R100 per drinks voucher) have been donated towards Streetsmart.


Streetsmart is a charitable organisation which facilitates family reunification, education and skills training programmes for street children. For more information, please visit  www.streetsmartsa.org.za  – also note the 2012 Christmas Raffle with 200 fabulous prices to  be won from 600 tickets.


The 12th OMICRON South African User Conference proved to be another highly successful event with 222 participants attending the two day event on 12 and 13 November 2012. Various papers on new technologies in protective relay and energy meter testing as well as primary testing topics such as line impedance measurements and transformer diagnosis were presented. Very positive feedback was received for the practical demonstration sessions conducted during the afternoons. The 13th OMICRON South African User Conference is scheduled for 11 and 12 November 2013.

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StreetSmart SA, the organisation dedicated towards helping street children rebuild their lives by collecting R5 donations through participating restaurants in Cape Town and surrounding towns, has raised more than R5,6 million since its inception in 2005.

This year alone, the StreetSmart initiative funded four social workers, one family reconstruction worker, one panel beating instructor and two aftercare teachers directly benefiting over 1 108 children through various beneficiary organisations in the communities of participating restaurants.

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In times when many people struggle to make ends meet I feel enormous pleasure, privilege and most of all gratitude that we as StreetSmart may continue to enjoy support not only from a widening base of participating restaurants but also an increasing number of individuals and companies who are adopting us as their favourite charity.

Through their generosity and input are we able to support the great work of our varied beneficiaries who are collectively doing outstanding work for those children who are the most vulnerable in our society,” said Nils Heckscher, Chairman of StreetSmart SA, at the 2012 handover ceremony in Cape Town.

A total of R675 000 raised this year, was distributed to beneficiaries working with children in need in Cape Town, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and the Helderberg. All the NGO’s are actively involved with social development and rehabilitation of street children with the ultimate goal of family unification.

Read more: StreetSmart raises R5,6 million for organisations helping street children
 

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StreetSmart's Facebook fans stand in line to be the lucky random recipients of Wellington's braai kits and picnic sets, simply by liking and sharing it with their friends.
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Steenberg Hotel staff collected for StreetSmart beneficiaries.

These guys' got HEART - Well done and Thank you!

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A message from our founding Patron

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"It gives me great pleasure to support StreetSmart South Africa.  So when you are enjoying an evening out with good foods, good wine and good company, reflect on how your life is enriched.  Then do a kind thing.  Give to StreetSmart.  God bless you."

 
Desmond M Tutu Archbishop Emeritus

Founding Patron of StreetSmart South Africa

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