Ilanga Travel has taken on the sponsorship of office space for StreetSmart South Africa since April 2009. StreetSmart is a conduit fundraising organisation helping street children under the patronage of Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
These marginalised children are the heartbreaking consequence of a number of social factors: parental neglect; losing parents and family members to HIV/AIDS; drug addiction; gang membership; and abject poverty.
Funds are raised through participating restaurants adding a voluntary R5 to each of their tables’ bills. Every cent raised in StreetSmart restaurants goes to selected and approved organisations that run programmes for the normalisation of street children’s lives.
StreetSmart, a registered and constituted initiative, disburse funds annually towards family reunification, skills training and education programmes. StreetSmart is operational in Cape Town, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, with each city or town raising funds for street children programmes in their own communities.
Read more about this excellent initiative by visiting their website — www.streetsmartsa.org.za