Shoes distribution in Mankonkokwane
Orphan Aid Program, under Caritas Swaziland supervision, implements a lot of projects at most vulnerable children’ s side in the Country.
Today, we want to start sharing with you something about the NCPs Project.
There are 62 Neighbourhood Care Points (NCPs) located in the Lubombo Region, who support 2310 children: 1210 boys and 1100 girls. The children get services like informal education, feeding, health hygiene, psycho-social support and Early Child Education Development (ECED).
All these activities are implemented through the hard and valuable service of ours 310 Caregivers, who were identified in local communities and, then, trained and monitored in all areas of intervention from our team. The last training they had was on human trafficking issues.
Today we celebrate the WORLD FOOD DAY, launched by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). This day is a great opportunity to send a strong message all over the world to engage people in the fight against undernourishment, malnutrition and waste, while promoting equal access to natural resources and sustainability.
Caritas Swaziland was founded in 1977 to empower communities and reduce the chronic poverty as 70 percent of the population lives in poverty. Because of drought and disease, one in four struggle to have enough food. Since its inception, the agency has helped half a million people in a country with high unemployment and the highest HIV and AIDS rate in the world.
Caritas Swaziland programmes and social services provides assistance to over 23,000 beneficiaries every year. Read more
Orphanaid Welfare Program
The Orphanaid Programme was established in 1999 to mitigate against the impact of HIV/AIDS pandemic in Swaziland. The mission of the Programme is therefore, to assist Orphans and their families to live a normal and productive life.
The Programme implements various projects to assist the families who have lost their economically active heads. The Programme gets funding support mainly from the Swaziland Government’s quarterly subvention, Diocese of Taichung, SACBC, CRS and Corporate business Swaziland Electricity Company (SEC). Read more