South African Heroes – Ons Plek

Ons Plek Projects runs a girls’ shelter in Cape Town. Each year almost 100 – 150 girls between 6 and 18 years leave home to fend for themselves on the streets of Cape Town. The girls have left home to escape physical abuse and neglect or have been sent away as their families cannot support them. Through its various projects and support structures Ons Plek strives to ensure that these girls get off the streets, back into the education system and reunite with their families, where possible.


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