Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Through our OVC programme, PHAKAMISA aims to assist orphans and vulnerable children under the age of six years in the areas we operate with our Wandering Teachers.
Phakamisa has three wandering school teachers, Thandi at Clermont, Nomalanga at Village and Nonhlanhla at Inanda. These crèche schools provide free pre-school education to children (mainly orphans and vulnerable children) ages 2 to 6 years of age, living in informal settlements where homes do not have proper structures (shacks) with no access to basic needs services. The unofficial AIDS rate, including Covid 19 pandemic and unemployment rate, has affected the whole social system. These women are dedicated in providing a loving caring environment inclusive of education. 3.7.21
Our Wandering teachers work in handmade huts, with no running of water, electricity or proper toilets. The care and education they provide is of high value standards and is testament to their skill and devotion with children, learning and playing in a structured environment. Phakamisa is now able to provide porridge in a morning for these children to sustain their living. 3.7.21
The teaching resources are created by our Wandering Teachers using anti-waste and they follow a structured, planned daily programme which incorporates learning and play. Toys in these pre-schools are few, will have originally been donated and are now battered and worn – but the children still manage to enjoy free play with them.