Project Phakama UK

Project Phakama UK

Charity information

Project Phakama UK

Project Phakama’s young people and facilitators work together in the UK and around the World to create trailblazing, risk-taking theatrical events in any location with any young person.

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    Phakama means stand up, elevate, empower yourself in the South African Xhosa language. Since its inception, a programme of intense cultural training combined with a series of adventurous public performances has blazed a trail of inspirational endeavours and left a legacy of networks and opportunities in its wake.

    Mission statement:

    Phakama is a youth arts organisation driven by the desire to make high-quality arts.

    Phakama believes that individuals’ stories have the power to move, challenge and inform.

    Phakama creates shared spaces for young artists to express, grow and perform.

  • Aims

    Project Phakama UK aims to:

    • Train young people through a process that we call Give and Gain. Everybody has something that they can give to the project and everybody has something to gain (skills, knowledge or information)
    • Connect young artists from England with peers from places such South Africa, India, Argentina, Brazil, Lesotho, Mauritius, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, USA, Portugal, Poland, Germany,
    • Make high quality arts that is fuelled by the diversity and difference of each individual. Phakama’s approach transcends age, experience and culture.
    • Enable the practice of cultural exchange and celebration of a shared experience by promoting a participant-centered and non-hierarchal educational philosophy through the arts
  • Overview

    Established: August 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1141116

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 15

    Phone number: 07800604723

    Address: Queen Mary, University of London Mile End Road E1 4NS

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