Building a Preschool in Rural Swaziland

Apr 13, 2011

Vusumnotfo First Report from a Visitor's Point of View.

Location of the Future Nkamanzi Community Preshool
Location of the Future Nkamanzi Community Preshool

Hello, my name is Kathy Gau, Director of Vusumnotfo. It has been a little over a week since the beginning of the challenge and I am thrilled to be seeing positive results. At this point I want to give an initial progress report from a visitor's point of view.

Claudia is a university professor from the US who is visiting Vusumnotfo for three weeks as part of her sabbatical to study sustainable development. Today she went to visit Cetjwayo Preschool at Nkamanzi..  
Claudia noted.....

"I met with the teacher and the little students at the current site where the children sit outside on wooden benches or on the ground and have no permanent structure. Their teacher is enthusiastic and it is evident that the children are being taught using all of the tools that she has available, as could be seen by the blackboard and their recitation in English. We then went to the proposed school site where I saw a pile of sand, stacks of cinder blocks, and some initial trenches for the foundation. The children played on the blocks and I could imagine the permanent structure and the work that the enthusiastic teacher could perform."

Claudia Bridges, PdD Associate Professor of Marketing, Sacramento State University

Some "Students" of the Nkamanzi Preschool
Some "Students" of the Nkamanzi Preschool
Nellie Mhlabane, the Preschool Teacher at Nkamanzi
Nellie Mhlabane, the Preschool Teacher at Nkamanzi

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