by Musa Dlamini
The International Day of the Sick is celebrated on the 11th of February annually, this year the day fell on a Sunday and it was celebrated at St Peter and Paul Parish at Kwaluseni, Matsapha Swaziland.
The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in collaboration with St Peter and Paul organised the wonderful event which was honoured by the Honorable Minister of Health Senator Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane, WHO Representative Dr. Tigest, the local member of parliament honorable Mr. Mkhosi Dlamini, senior Government officials amongst others.
By Sr. Elsa Joseph
Year 2018 had its own ups and downs in our mission. We had many kids admitted at the centre even from the same family three kids and the parents. Two kids were born with HIV and the other was infected later. Since the mother had another baby we had to hire someone take care of the other sick babies at the centre. As the days went by the hired minder began to ill-treat the babies and we had look for the mother to care for the kids. Now they have made a very good progress and responding well to the medication.
Some of the students that applied for the scholarship.
By William Kelly
There is a saying that goes, ‘Education is the key to unlocking doors for a brighter future’. This is true for hundreds of Swazi students from all four regions of the country that assemble at the Catholic Centre (Caritas offices) every second week of January to apply for funds to pay for their education. In truth, some even started visiting our offices as early as December 2017 to record their requests; ‘We wish to see the Bishop in order to register our request for school bursaries as we do not have any income to pay for ourselves; they would say (some with tears in their eyes). Read more
Some of the NCP benefitting children posing in front of their monthly ration
By Machawe Ngcamphalala
TAIWAN FUND FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
The Taiwan fund (with offices in Mbabane) donates a total of E7 360.00 every month to Caritas Orphanaid to buy food for 3 NCPs namely; Mgababa, Lubhuku and Etjeni.