Net vir Pret is registered both as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 055 086) and a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930049465) and is supported by a range of organisations, including the Oxford-based Education for Democracy in South Africa (EDSA), the Dutch Stichting Projecten Zuid-Afrika (SPZA), The ELMA Foundation, Rolf Stephan Nussbaum Foundation, The King Baudouin Foundation, the Department of Social Development, National Lotteries Commission, Rand Merchant Bank and other private donors.
Net vir Pret is run by an independent Board of Trustees and twelve full time and part time employees. Interns and Young Leaders play an important role in the delivery of the organisation’s activities.
Net vir Pret aims to work with children and youth from deprived communities in the Overberg (Barrydale/Swellendam Municipal Area), including those on the farms.
We aim to encourage self-esteem, self-development, confidence, and a sense of responsibility among these children by providing activities which help to break the cycle of poverty, domestic violence and alcoholism/drug misuse within the family and community.
We believe that every child has a right to a happy developmental childhood.
By offering after-school, weekend and vacation activities, we aim to keep our children and youth off the street and out of danger and also to offer opportunities for them to develop individual skills and talents and to help them prepare for life after school.