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SOUTH AFRICA LINK
The Bolton & Rochdale Methodist District now has one main area link in South Africa
“Together in community upliftment”
Pinetown, Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal Province, South Africa
PHAKAMISA pronounced ‘PA-GA-MEE-SA’ is a Ministry of Pinetown Methodist Church.
PHAKAMISA reaches out to the extremely impoverished communities around Pinetown, seeking to uplift and empower through education, training, resourcing and support, providing ‘a hand up, not a hand out’.
Project Director Zethu Kuzwayo appointed February 2021 following the sad death of Thokozani Poswa
PHAKAMISA BUILDS PEOPLE NOT BUILDINGS
Over 16,000 children are being educated and cared for through Phakamisa’s programmes:
Educare Teacher Training & Child Minder Courses
Wandering Teacher Schools provide free education for orphans and the most vulnerable children exposed to severe poverty
Caregivers care for 6,000 vulnerable children, many affected by HIV AIDS
Range of Workshops & Training including Vegetable Gardening; Cooking; Traditional Beadwork; Sewing; Gym; Literacy Skills
Tholuthando offers confidential support and creates opportunities to celebrate life for people with HIV AIDS
Devotions provide emotional and spiritual support - God at the centre
Porridge is prepared and sent out twice a week in warming bags to the Wandering Schools, which have no electricity or equipment to prepare it on site. On two other days donated bread is provided for the children.
PHAKAMISA IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE THANKS TO YOU!
There is ongoing support for Phakamisa in the District through individual, group, church and circuit donations and events.
You can help by ‘spreading the word’, praying, making a donation.
Gift Aid really makes a difference and a small amount through monthly giving, by becoming a Phakamisa Partner, helps to ensure regular funding.
Thank you for your continued love and support
Please continue to pray for our link with South Africa and use the Prayer Handbook.
If you would like more information about Phakamisa’s work, Phakamisa Partners and Gift Aid or wish to receive Phakamisa news please contact Phakamisa UK Trustees:
Dawn Lancashire [email protected] 0161 703 9505
Jill Orrell [email protected] 01204 843302 (District office)
PHAKAMISA UK Registered Charity Number 1095757