Vusumnotfo

Vusumnotfo - meaning "to restart the economy" - is a Swazi, Not-For-Profit, community training and support organization formed by eighteen chiefdoms in northern Swaziland. Our vision is that communities will be able and willing to improve their own social, economic, and environmental conditions. To build the human capacity needed to do so, Vusumnotfo's programming involves each of the community structures that touches the lives and development of children - the schools where they learn, the families where they grow, and the communities where they live. Using sustainable methods, Vusumnotfo's goal is to help communities, help their children, to reach their full developmental potent...

Vusumnotfo
P.O. Box 229
Piggs Peak, Piggs Peak H108
Swaziland
+268 437 3236

Director

Katherine J Gau

Management Team

Katherine J Gau, James Tsabedze

Board of Directors

Elias Ndwandwe, Clifford Magagula, Timothy Nsingwane, Maqhawe Gama, Mandla Mncina

Project Leaders

kathy gau

Mission

Vusumnotfo - meaning "to restart the economy" - is a Swazi, Not-For-Profit, community training and support organization formed by eighteen chiefdoms in northern Swaziland. Our vision is that communities will be able and willing to improve their own social, economic, and environmental conditions. To build the human capacity needed to do so, Vusumnotfo's programming involves each of the community structures that touches the lives and development of children - the schools where they learn, the families where they grow, and the communities where they live. Using sustainable methods, Vusumnotfo's goal is to help communities, help their children, to reach their full developmental potential.

Programs

Vusumnotfo has three programmes - (1) Early Childhood Education Programme - so that the community at large understands the unique importance of the early childhood years (0-9), and community preschool teachers provide high quality instruction - thereby broadening access to quality preschool education in eighteen rural Swazi communities; (2) Homestead Development Programme - to improve the ability of families to meet their basic needs of food and income, through self-generated methods of sustainable agriculture and nutrition, and savings and credit clubs - thereby meeting their families' basic needs while serving as a positive role model to the young children under their care; (3) Civic Development Programme - to improve the infrastructure of community preschools and WASH facilities, through a systematic approach - thereby modeling community planning at a broader level. Within each programme, Vusumnotfo uses methodology that promotes the 3 P's of sustainability; 1) Planet - do no harm to the natural systems; 2) People - holistic development of human resource capital; and 3) Profit - generate a surplus, to be reinvested in the planet and people.

Statistics on Vusumnotfo

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $182,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $132,000
  • Other funding sources: European Union, OSISA, Garden Africa, Changing Futures
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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