About Nkosi's Haven

Nkosi’s Haven is a recognized NGO in South Africa that has been in operation since 1999 offering holistic care and support for  destitute HIV/AIDS infected mothers, her children, and resulting AIDS orphans (infected or not).

Nkosi’s Haven is named after Nkosi Johnson, the young AIDS activist who passed away on International Children’s Day on June 1st 2001, who dearly wanted a facility that would care for the mom and her child.  He had been separated from his mom because of the HIV diagnosis and he never wanted that to happen to any other child.  He also wanted HIV positive people to be cared for without discrimination or prejudice.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower Nkosi Haven’s kids to unleash their creativity.

We passionately believe that art is not about learning to draw; it’s about learning to see. That’s why Charlie’s Positive Angels is rooted in giving back to Nkosi Haven, inspiring creativity.

The project aim is also:

  • To educate the public on HIV awareness and Nkosi Johnson’s mission through this project
  • To make the public aware on how children of South Africa are directly and indirectly affected by HIV
  • To make more people aware of Nkosi Haven and their children
  • To raise funds for Nkosi Haven – with every T-shirt purchased, funds are raised and a portion will be donated towards Nkosi’s Haven’s Educational fund to help pay for their studies year.

Latest News

Charlie Jacobs

This activist is fighting discrimination one T-shirt at a time.

Posted by Beautiful News South Africa on Friday, 30 November 2018

Charlie Jacobs Charlie Jacobs was keeping silent. He’d discovered he was HIV positive by accident, and remained in denial for years, refusing treatment. When he found himself close to death, Jacobs realised he had to face reality if he wanted to live. He started taking ARVs – a major step towards accepting his status. But it wasn’t enough. Jacobs needed to speak out against stigma, and he found a way to do it with a T-shirt.

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Interested in buying a T-shirt & HIV Training
Charlie Jacobs
Email: charlesj@changethestigmaproject.com
Cell: 079 742 3139

Interested in Rural Development Learnerships
Charlie Jacobs
Email: charles@advancedassessments.co.za
Cell: 079 742 3139

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