PHAKAMISA is pronounced pa-ga-mee-sa.
A Zulu word meaning 'to uplift.'

Our Aim

PHAKAMISA is a ministry of Pinetown Methodist Church (near Durban, South Africa) and exists to serve and uplift impoverished communities through the provision of educational training, resourcing and support.


Caregiver Programme

Life Sustaining

With PHAKAMISA’s help 1,700 people caring for orphaned and vulnerable children are better equipped to support their charges. We believe if the Caregiver is kept strong, the children WILL benefit.


Educare Programme

A Positive Start

PHAKAMISA’s Educare programme enables 10,000 pre-school children from impoverished communities to receive a quality pre-school education providing a sound foundation for formal education.