PEN is a non-profit organisation with a footprint in Gauteng. PEN renders much needed services to 3 people groups: young children, youth and vulnerable adults. The ultimate goal is move communities from dependency to dignity through 4 service lines: physical well-being, emotional well-being, community well-being and vocational well-being services. PEN has a strong voice in addressing the root-cause of poverty rather than the symptoms thereof. Understanding that poverty is linked to a variety of factors like the history of apartheid, a failing educational system and lack of opportunities, gives PEN an encompassing approach to support communities in freeing themselves from the trap of poverty and worthlessness. Helping them to rewrite their life stories.