AMAKHONO OKUPHILA

Skills4Life

At Amakhono Okuphila, we seek to impact individuals holistically. Our programs and activities are aimed not just at giving people a practical skill, but also teaching people how to live well. We invite you to learn more about the work we do and to join us in bringing about positive change on the South Coast of South Africa.

 

OUR STORY

In our community, 60% - 80% of the population are unemployed and unskilled. This awareness ignited a desire to assist our community and Amakhono Okuphila was launched in 2016. Our aim is to train and motivate those around us. We work with volunteers and rely on donations to grow people in a practical skill as well as life skills such as nutrition and hygiene.

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HOW WE WORK

Four times a year, students gather for a month-long course at the Silver Oaks Retreat site in Bushy Vales Road, Marina Beach, KZN. Current courses include: Woodwork, Cooking and Baking, Sewing, and Computers. While this is a non-accredited course, students finish off the month of training with a graduation and a certificate of attendance.

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OUR UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Please note; due to COVID-19 and the current lock-down regulations, many of our programs have been placed on hold.

Lock-down has also provided the opportunity to grow new projects such as the "business incubator". This project is currently running. Other new projects are actively being planned. We are also considering the resumption of Skills training in November. These plans subject to changes in lock-down regulations.

About Us

Greg Akers

Amakhono Okuphila
Co-ordinator

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Greg runs and leads all of
Amakhono Okuphila's programs and initiatives.

Greg Akers

Amakhono Okuphila
Co-ordinator

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Greg runs and leads all of
Amakhono Okuphila's programs and initiatives.

Greg Akers

Amakhono Okuphila
Co-ordinator

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Greg runs and leads all of
Amakhono Okuphila's programs and initiatives.

Greg Akers

Amakhono Okuphila
Co-ordinator

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Greg runs and leads all of
Amakhono Okuphila's programs and initiatives.

Marius
De Kock

IT skills Trainer

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Marius teaches the Computer literacy course.

Greg Akers

Amakhono Okuphila
Co-ordinator

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Greg runs and leads all of
Amakhono Okuphila's programs and initiatives.

Greg Akers

Amakhono Okuphila
Co-ordinator

Copy of Greg headshot temp.png

Greg runs and leads all of
Amakhono Okuphila's programs and initiatives.

Greg Akers

Amakhono Okuphila
Co-ordinator

Copy of Greg headshot temp.png

Greg runs and leads all of
Amakhono Okuphila's programs and initiatives.

CONTACT US

Lot 21, Bushy Vales Rd, Farm Grassmere, Marina Beach, K.Z.N.

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