The
trust

Key role players and stakeholders in the Prince Albert community began discussions in September 2011 to establish the Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT) for this Karoo town and the greater municipal area. The Trust was registered in December 2013 and is not affiliated to any political or religious group.

There are six trustees who presently serve on the board of PACT. The board is chaired by Ingrid Wolfaardt and includes an auditor, community representatives and the mayor (ex officio).

 


The
details

The primary purpose of PACT is to act as an umbrella body and bona fide charity to channel donations towards the welfare of the disadvantaged community in the greater Prince Albert region of the Karoo.
The focus of PACT is to address the town’s fundamental profile of poverty and the effects thereof on many of its inhabitants. The main issues identified include:
• Foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and related learning disorders amongst children
• High levels of illiteracy
• School drop-out
• Petty crime
• Teenage prostitution
• Domestic violence and abuse against children
• Lack of employment opportunities especially for young people completing high school.


The
projects

Projects earmarked for funding for 2016 are listed below.
Projects in the pipeline include:
• A bursary fund for school leavers • Healthy community initiative
• Culinary internship • Establishment of a safe house.
parkrun Prince Albert
parkrun PRINCE ALBERT

To facilitate social cohesion, and community health. A running shoe fund has been established to sponsor “tekkies” for young aspirant athletes who participate in parkrun on a regular basis.



Prince Albert Art Festival
PRINCE ALBERT ART FESTIVAL'S "OOPOOG" PROGRAMME

A community art project for young adults, linked to the town’s biannual arts festival, aims to provide a creative process that will develop life skills.



Karoo Handegemaak
KAROO HANDEGEMAAK

This craft project for women is a job-creation and empowerment initiative by Karoo Handgemaak.



Pop Youth Centre
POP YOUTH CENTRE

This centre for the town’s youth (0-25 years) provides meals, after-school care, and a social and safe meeting place for children.



LEESFEES 2016

This project supports young performing poets and rappers by means of workshops.




How to
help

Donations are key and needed to both fund and expand existing and future projects. All financial donations (or donations of another kind) are very welcome. Donations can be project-specific or for any other cause in the community as identified by the funder. Suggestions for future projects are welcome.

Prince Albert Community Trust
Bank: Absa Bank
Branch: 632005
Account No: 9293208676
Swift Code: ABSA ZA JJ
Reference: Project’s name or name of cause (e.g. youth centre etc.)
PBO Number: 930047631

Contact
us

Enquiries can be made to:

Ingrid Wolfaardt:
ingrid@pactrust.co.za
C +27 83 631 2904
Antoinette Lighthart:
antoinette@pactrust.co.za
T +27 22 931 2117


© PACT – Prince Albert Community Trust 2016