Private Lunch


Desmond & Leah Tutu


His Eminence Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife, Ms. Leah Tutu are holding a lunch for all specially invited Phelophepa Supporters.

One & Only Cape Town

4th September 2014

This will be followed by a tour of the Phelophepa Train while it is stationed in Mossel Bay.


Phelophepa has won…

The 2008 prestigious United Nations Public Service Award for excellence in public service delivery and was recently recognized in Texas by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s award, for making a visible difference to the lives of people in rural areas.

Phelophepa means…

“Good, clean health” in Tswana and Sotho dialects.


…and is pronounced (pay•lo•pe•pa)

The Phelophepa Train of Hope

The Phelophepa Cause is nothing short of a miracle for some. The two unique Trains utilize the rail infrastructure in South Africa, to deliver vital health care to under-served areas.

With over 40 permanent staff and numerous volunteers, the train is more than a mobile hospital, it provides out-reach and educational programs and has thus far helped 14.5 million people and delivered over 500,000 pairs of eye-glasses since it rolled out in 1994.

It is a fantastic cause, is international recognized and has been nick-named by the people it serves, as the “Train of Hope”

Phelophepa is…

Two unique trains that operate as mobile healthcare clinics bringing much needed medical and educational services to impoverished rural areas of South Africa.

Phelophepa brings…

Support and empowerment to so many, in areas where there is one doctor for every 5000 people, they call it the Train of Hope.