We love to share the feedback received from our beneficiaries about the impact that StreetSmart funding is having on the lives of vulnerable children. 

StreetSmart Stellenbosch has contributed to Stellumthombo – BecomingKids, an early intervention programme focusing on high risk children living in the Cloetesville area in Stellenbosch, towards a learning support facilitator salary.

“Rita Pearson said: ‘Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.’

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Once a child has repeated two grades in primary school, they are just advanced every year until they can continue with high school.  During this time teachers become frustrated with the struggling child and often give up on them.  BecomingKids’ goal is to help kids stay in school and to prevent them from landing on the streets.  Sometimes the school system makes it very difficult for children, especially for those with learning and behaviour difficulties, to stay in school.

BecomingKids has a young boy in the program that the school system has given up on. The school governing body wanted to expel him immediately.  He has been in the program for six years and is still regularly attending school because of the continuous learning and reading support, and adults cheering him on. He is currently in grade 5, but 14 years old. With a lot of mediation meetings at school and with his mom, we have been able to change the governing body’s mind. In January he will be applying at a technical school where he, hopefully, will be accepted and be able to work more on a practical level. That will give him the opportunity to flourish.”


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We are excited about the outcomes our funding enables and achieves, bringing long-lasting social change in the lives of vulnerable children.

The Homestead received funding from StreetSmart Cape Town, towards a family reunification worker salary.

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Denis stands out not only because of what he overcame, but also because of what he achieved.  After a traumatic and abusive childhood, Denis ended up as a small boy on the streets of Kenya, eventually making his way down through Africa to Cape Town where he was found on the street and admitted to the Homestead eight years ago.  Denis was a challenging child, with his aversion to going to school.  However, once he showed an interest in weightlifting and wanted the Homestead to pay for his gym, a deal was struck to pay for gym, if he attended school.  Denis did very well with his gym, winning several trophies for weight-lifting. However, at one stage he stopped going to school again, so the payment for his gym stopped.  This upset him tremendously, but after a bit of negotiation he returned to school and was eventually allowed to continue his weightlifting.  As the years passed Denis settled and got much better at going to school and ended up doing better than most, with a university pass Matric.

Family reunification for Denis was, however, always going to be very difficult because the Homestead had to track down his family in Kenya, make contact with them, drive Denis to Johannesburg to get all his papers in order, and at the beginning of the year, flew him home to his family in Kenya.  

Denis is now happily reunited with his Grandmother, has started teaching at the local school, and is set to start his university studies in Kenya next year!


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…

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“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.

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Aubergine (City Bowl)
Open for deliveries and sit down, Bookings at https://www.aubergine.co.za/book-now/ . See menu and to order Click Here: https://www.aubergine.co.za/deliveries/
021 465 0000

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Azure @ 12Apostles Hotel (Camps Bay)
Open for limited sit down. See https://www.12apostleshotel.com/
021 437 9000

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Cape Caprice (Camps Bay)
Open for sit down. See Cape Caprice on Facebook
021 438 8315


City Grill (V&A Waterfront)
Open for sit down. See City Grill on Facebook
021 421 9820

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Cafe Extrablatt (Green Point)
Open for deliveries on Bolt Food, and call & collect. See Cafe Extrablatt on Facebook
021 434 3759

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Italian Deli Online
Order authentic Italian cuisine, beverages, domestic and imported wines, and more all online at www.italiandelionline.co.za

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La Mouette Restaurant (Sea Point)
(Temporarily Closed) see www.lamouette-restaurant.co.za/reservations/
021 433 0856

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Moyo @ Kirstenbosch (Newlands)
Open for delivery, call & collect and sit down. See MOYO Kirstenbosch on Facebook for new menu
021 762 9585 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Neighbourhood Café
Neighbourhood Café @ Ramasibi (Panorama)
Open for deliveries from 9am – 5pm on Uber Eats and Mr Delivery
078 293 5937

Nonna Lina (Gardens)
Open for deliveries, sitdown & collect to order Click Here: order.nonnalina.com
021 424 4966

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Purple House (Green Point)
Open to accommodate . For bookings visit https://purplehouse.co.za/

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Robinhood Burger & Grill (Gardens)
Open for sit down and deliveries on Uber Eats, Mr Delivery and Yoordi
021 286 3353

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With so many of us at home cooking more meals than usual and eating in, do support StreetSmart through ‘Dine in. Do Good!’

We are asking our friends of StreetSmart, to donate the equivalent of R5 a day (that’s a quarter of the cost of your regular cappuccino!) for 30 days - a total of R150. Of course if you can afford more, we will be so grateful. These funds will enable us to fund our beneficiary social workers and educational programmes for the children, at the end of the year.

You may rest assured that every cent raised in this way will go to our beneficiaries and will not be used for any StreetSmart operational expenses.

"Sadly the need of the children our beneficiaries look after will not dissipate, so please #EatOutHelpOut and #DineInDoGood. Restaurants are opening up one by one so please make sure you support those who support StreetSmart South Africa - Nils Heckscher, hospitality consultant and StreetSmart Board member.

To donate: please make your payment to the StreetSmart SA bank account at Nedbank Foreshore Branch Number 108 309, Account Number: 108 33444 39; Swift code: Ned SZA JJ, with DIDG and your cell phone number as your reference.

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Account Holder: StreetSmart South Africa
Bank: Nedbank
Branch: Foreshore
Branch Code: 108 309
Account Number: 108 33 444 39

Reference: DIDG & Mobile number

Account Holder: StreetSmart South Africa
Bank: Nedbank
Branch: Foreshore
Branch Code: 108 309
Account Number: 108 33 709 95

Reference: Name, Surname & Mobile number

Account Holder: StreetSmart Homeless Children's Charity
Bank: Nedbank South Africa
Branch: Foreshore
Branch Code: 108 309
Account Number: 108 33 444 39

FOREX: Swift Code: Ned SZA JJ XXX

Reference: Name & Email address


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