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

THOLUTHANDO – a Zulu word meaning ‘We love one another’

  • Tholuthando

    Our confidential HIV/AIDS support group meets weekly to celebrate life and live it positively!
    Practising a healthy lifestyle, exercising, nutrition, education on HIV matters, time for counselling and social interaction with others who are HIV+ make this a special group.
    We have a close link with HILLCREST AIDS CENTRE so that PHAKAMISA is able to refer people to their respite centre.
    This year our sessions have a new format:-
    Registration followed by counselling then Devotions. Exercises next followed by a tea break and then classes.
    It is important for people who are HIV+ to have a nutritious diet – difficult for people living in poverty. Therefore within our morning, we have a compulsory class in vegetable growing which is taught by Zola.
    The elective class choices are Cooking (nutritious meals), Parenting, Home Based Care or Beadwork.