We Care for Children from South African Families
The Phakamisa Team
Phakamisa is all about people and we are benefited by our team of highly skilled people, both volunteers, and paid employees. We have a paid staff of full and part-time teachers, trainers and mentors many of whom live in the communities we serve and are experienced and knowledgable community workers.
We are a hard working, committed, flexible people, devoted to being a sign of the Kingdom of God in a broken world.
Early Childhood Development Team
Our trainers understand the needs of the community and our skilled teachers in:- Nellie – beadwork, Zola – cooking and baking, Alexia – sewing and parenting skills. All three are trained and teach adult literacy and assisted by Caregiver monitors and local speaking Zulu women who help implement the workshop learning back home with regular visits to the groups.
Support & Volunteer Teams
We have office support and our driver Themba does the ‘bread runs’ and so much more and our caretaker Chris, who keeps our Phakamisa classrooms, offices and working areas clean and tidy.
Phakamisa benefits hugely from a wealth of volunteer work, both at Pinetown and in the communities.
Caregivers do their work without any reward and without them, more than 6,000 children would be totally destitute and abandoned.