South Africa Link

SOUTH AFRICA LINK       

The Bolton & Rochdale Methodist District now has one main area link in South Africa  

PHAKAMISA https://barmd.org.uk/sites/default/files/small_Phakamisa.gif

“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’.

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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 

 

 

INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS

 

 

WANDERING SCHOOLS

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.

 

 CONTACTS

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 admees@talktalk.net  0161 703 9505

Jill Orrell jillorrell4@gmail.com  01204 843302 (District office)

WEBSITE  www.phakamisa.org

PHAKAMISA UK Registered Charity Number 1095757