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A tribute to Thokozani Poswa

As some of you may have already heard, Thokozani Poswa, the director of Phakamisa sadly died last month after contracting Covid-19. She had been director since November 2013. Those of you who were able to meet her during her trips to the UK will remember her infectious enthusiasm for Phakamisa and her wish to spread the love of God to all she met.

She was so grateful to the supporters in this country and wanted to share the work of the project as widely as possible. So much so that she willingly travelled to the UK despite never having flown or even been outside of South Africa before her first trip to the UK. She didn’t however enjoy, or get used to, the lower temperatures in this country!

Please hold the whole Phakamisa family in your prayers at this time as they plan the way forward. Two staff members have also lost close members of their families and four of the ‘gogos’ have died in the last month. The work continues in these challenging conditions. Gogos and students are unable to go to the Phakamisa premises but continue to be supported. Remember that many live in homes without basic facilities and have to collect water from a communal tap, especially difficult at a time when frequent hand washing is paramount.

We will be holding a service of thanksgiving for the life of Thokozani at Christ Church, Long Eaton. Given the restrictions at the moment we have set a provisional date of Saturday April 24th, 2021. More details will be circulated nearer the time.

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Thokozani you can do this by;

Sending a cheque made payable to ‘Phakamisa’ to the UK Treasurer, Rachel Foulds, 59 Winston Drive, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 2RE,

by bank transfer, account number 06004775 sortcode 80-02-24

or via the PayPal link on our website.

Thank you for your continued support

The Phakamisa UK Trust

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