'Phaphama' is a Zulu word that means 'Awaken yourself'
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Being the change we want to see in the world

Phaphama Initiatives, a large international training organisation based in South Africa, has a vision of becoming a significant contributor to the building of sustainable peace and development. Our mission is to waken people to their capacity to lead productive, responsible, ethical and happy lives and to empower them to achieve their goals.

We provide training, mentorship and support to all our stakeholders. We are motivated by our belief in the power of affirmation, communication, co-operation and community building to transform situations in ways that demonstrate the good in every human being.

Our social transformation goals focus on disadvantaged people and communities with a goal of assisting their growth, change and transformation.

All this work is integrated in ways that support our developmental goals - helping people to earn an income whilst changing their lives.

The training focuses on the emotional skills of non-violent conflict resolution. We work in many contexts mainly youth in schools, universities, communities and correctional facilities.

We are empowered by untold numbers of supporters who have given of their time, their money and their love. Our commercial work significantly supports this work.

The contexts in which we work include:

- Communities
- Non-profit Organisations
- Correctional facilities (detainees and staff)
- Religious Communities
- Schools
- Universities
- Youth groups

Subjects on which we facilitate workshops include:

- Leadership
- Conflict Transformation
- Effective Communication

We will be happy to facilitate tailer-made workshops on issues as required by you.


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