Hollywoodbets Pretoria chose PEN as their organisation of choice for Hollywoodbets’ Social Responsibility Programme. The team talks about their visit.
Hollywoodbets team members Antoinette and Chantal went to visit PEN, an organisation that focuses on helping all members of the local community, on the 22nd of August 2014.
One of the areas that this charity is particularly passionate about is early childhood development and the future of the children that they work with is very important to them.
PEN provides educational toys to various underprivileged crèches in the Sunnyside community and, because there are not enough toys for the more than 30 schools they are helping, they choose different weekly themes and circulate the toys amongst the schools.
This way they can rotate these learning materials and all the children get an equal chance to learn!
There is also a shortage of teachers so PEN is training volunteers to become teachers to help meet this great need in the area.
Hollywoodbets provided them with some educational toys that will be circulated between the schools as well as stationary to help in the training of the volunteer teachers.
This stationary will also be used to help make decorations and posters for their classrooms.
The Hollywoodbets team members left feeling proud to have helped make a difference in the lives of the staff and the young children PEN is supporting.
If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, you can contact the organisation here:
129 Madiba Street
012 323 6688