We love to share the feedback of the impact that StreetSmart funding is having on the lives of vulnerable children.
Ons Plek received funding from StreetSmart Cape Town to use towards a social worker salary. Enjoy reading about Malica’s return to her home…
“Malica has been with Ons Plek for one year and is currently doing grade 4. She enjoys going to school though she sometimes takes unpermitted walks after school. Malica enjoys doing homework and utilises the time she spends with volunteers.
However, Malica loves telling stories and never sticks to the original story! She loves attention and as a result, in some cases, lies to get it. Malica had to have several sessions with the social worker because her love of and need for attention was placing her in dangerous situations. She would go off with any friendly and flattering man or woman. A lot of work was done on her self-image and self-confidence. A sense of belonging was worked on through using her Life Story Book.
Subsequently Malica was placed back at home. This is one of our success stories because we always try to unify the children with family and back to normal life.”
NOTE: Whilst the story is true, the name/s have been changed in order to protect the child/ren.