Our courses offer basic, practical training for people from dis-advantaged backgrounds and teaching:
0-3 year old children through our Childminders Course.
4-6 year olds through our Educare Course.
250 adults yearly annually participate in PHAKAMISA’s Educare training courses resulting in 10,000 pre-school children receiving a good education.
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We provide support,training and resources for mainly elderly women who care for and support children who are orphaned and vulnerable through HIV/AIDS.
Our workshops provide life sustaining skills;(vegetable gardening, beadwork, cooking, parenting,literacy,) spiritual and emotional support.
Our 270 Caregiver groups have 1700 members caring for 6,000 orphaned or vulnerable children. There are 200 Phakamisa communal or individual vegetable gardens.FIND OUT MORE
Our confidential HIV/AIDS
support group meets twice a month to celebrate life, living it positively.
We promote a healthy lifestyle with education on HIV matters, counselling, social interaction and life skills.
We have 45 regular attendants at Tholuthando with 70 people on our register.FIND OUT how Tholuthando is making a difference.
Help us to continue to change lives through education training and support.
250 educare workers annually access our training courses enabling 10,000 children to receive a sound pre-school education.
270 Caregivers groups with 1,700 members supporting over 6,000 orphaned or vulnerable children.
200 Phakamisa supported communal or individual vegetable gardens.
70 members of Tholuthando our HIV/AIDS support group.
PHAKAMISA employs 3 ‘Wandering Teachers’ who provide a free education to children living in informal settlements.
Children living in abject poverty receive a quality pre-school education in make-do surroundings.
Nonkululeko, Nomalanga and Thandi are our teachers providing for these children.
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Women, with skills learnt at PHAKAMISA, are able to utilize them to make incomes, mainly from within their communities. Some women use their sewing skills to provide soft furnishings and clothing; others use cooking and beadwork to earn an income, whilst some sell surplus crops from their gardens if they've not first been turned into pickles or chutneys.
The unofficial AIDS infection rate for many of the communities in the state of KwaZulu-Natal in which we work is 1 in 2 people.
HIV/AIDS is devastating these poor communities leaving thousands of orphaned and vulnerable children.
Our Educare and Caregiver Programmes have a far reaching effect directly and indirectly impacting the lives of over 1,900 adults and 16,000 children. Our committed and skilled trainers and monitors understand the ever changing needs of the communities served.
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A core principle of PHAKAMISA is to encourage INDEPENDENCE be it among Educare teachers or Caregivers. PHAKAMISA strives through its training programmes and holistic support to give people the skills and energy required to enable them to find ways of making an income or seek employment.