response to


Never before has our country made a more drastic and costly decision than the current lockdown.
There is only one objective: Save lives by preventing infections through SELF-ISOLATION.

PEN's lockdown action plan

PEN has 2 focus areas:

Protect the homeless

For the pandemic and the lockdown to end, all must self-isolate. This is extremely difficult to achieve for our homeless community who are at risk. The mix of malnutrition, addiction, TB and HIV are a perfect storm for COVID-19 to manifest in the most severe way. These people are scared and more desperate than ever.

support vulnerable children

Our socio-economic context means that usually most little people have very little time with their parent/s. The lockdown brings a beautiful opportunity for families to spend time together.

would you like to take action?

Here is how you can help PEN help those in need:


We have partnered with eBlockwatch, National Security and the Breaze app to enable in-kind donations during the lockdown.  PEN needs clothes, food, blankets, toiletries and cleaning products for the homeless. And if you feel like spring cleaning your toy cupboard, we would love to collect toys, books, puzzles, balls and board games for our young children and youth programmes. The detailed needs list can be found on the Breaze app.

Make a financial contribution

Donate to PEN by depositing directly into PEN’s bank account or through PEN’s online donation processing partner, Loving thy neighbour by clicking the donate button below.  

Name: PEN
Account: 0020 263 385
Branch Code: 632005
Reference: COVID-19

Ignite change Nurture individuals Heal communities

Lets make a difference


is a faith-based organisation that has been working to uplift people living in the inner-city since 1992. Our vision is to partner with those we serve: “To Ignite Change, Nurture Individuals and Heal communities”. We offer a holistic set of services to support people to overcome their current circumstances, restore their dignity and become self supporting, well adapted, responsible members of society.

Welcome to PEN

With a dedicated and committed team, PEN dreams of Igniting change, Healing communities and Nurturing togetherness. 175 full time staff-members, committed to the people who live and work in the city, builds loving relationships with the community which includes children, teens, elderly, parents, students, homeless people, sex workers, drug addicts and every person that cross our path.

How we help

Our dream is to enable and support PEN programs and PEN employees to grow and reach their goals to ignite change, nurture togetherness and heal communities.

Since 1992 PEN endeavor to keep up with changes in the city and the needs of the community. Now, 23 years later, PEN aligned itself with the United Nations Millennium Development goals. This called for a restructure of programs with the focus on serving our communities more efficiently.
PEN decentralized it’s three programs, Wholeness, Wellness and Mission Support into 8 themes; Christian Community & Discipleship, Health & Emotional Wellness, Education & Access to Technology, Community Support & Citizens Rights, Enterprise Coaching & Skills Development, Supportive housing and Creative Arts, Music & Recreation. This enable PEN to deliver relevant programs focused on the needs of the community.
At PEN we value partnership and involvement where it supports our vision to truly ignite change, heal communities and nurture togetherness.

129 Madiba Street, Pretoria, 0002

012 323 6688


Name : PEN Bank : ABSA BANK Account : 0020 263 385 Branch Code : 623005