by Bishop Jose Luis
It has become a tradition. I never asked when it started. I inherited from my predecessor Bishop Louis Ncamiso Ndlovu OSM when I became apostolic administrator of Manzini in 2012. Every year in January, teenagers or their relatives come to the Catholic bishop for some help to pay their High School fees.
Initially, as I shared in the past, I would do this alone. My secretary would let me know how much we had been able to collect during the previous year and I would just help on a first come first served basis.
by Orphanaid Welfare department
Making use of a valuable resource that is FREE!!
Caritas ESwatini Food Security and Rural Development Programme has installed six 5000 litre rain water harvesting polystyrene tanks for vulnerable households at Lubulini in the Lubombo region. This region is one of ESwatini’s worst economically disadvantaged regions. Read more
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.