VISION – abundance of life for all the youth in okhahlamba, promoted through relationships of love, hope and holistic support
Mission – To facilitate community driven, sustainable, holistic health and development initiatives.
Philakahle Wellbeing Centre was founded in 2003 after an existing program, the World Vision Child Survival Project, came to the end of its funding cycle. It is a Section 21 Company, Registration Number 2003/025540/08.
A collection of local community leaders joined together to continue this locally valued work. Since that time, the organization has furthered and expanded its initial projects, through the contributions of a variety of international and South African funders, to offer a variety of needed programs in Okhahlamba Municipality.
Philakahle targets youth, women, children and those facing extreme poverty in order to improve their living standards and unlock their individual and collective potential.
It is a well-managed organization, governed by the board of directors, and Philakahle’s finances are audited yearly.
WHERE IS PHILAKAHLE?
Philakahle Wellbeing Centre is based in Okhahlamba Municipality which is located in North-Western KwaZulu-Natal and is approximately 250 km from Durban and 370 km south-east of Johannesburg, along the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg mountains.
Philakahle has a variety of projects that are put in place to help reach out to the community and provide assistance. Click below for elaborated articles and more images.
OUR FUNDERS AND PARTNERS
Our main funders are AFRICAN AIDS FOUNDATION in Australia, INASMUCH in Canada, as well as SAINT PAULS’. Philakahle is currently in partnership with WORLD VISION, as well as EMSENI CAMP. We also get support from local businesses, churches and individuals from time to time, who contribute towards our projects.
COVID 19 Efforts
Even during this pandemic, Philakahle is still an asset to the community and making a noticeable impact to families.
“Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth who care for and protect our people. (3 June 1995)”