Enjoying the walk Amazing landscape Heading back Using Animal Care to Promote Empathy in Children


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Vusumnotfo is a Swazi Not-for-Profit organization whose formation was authorized by community leaders in northern Eswatini following the 1991/92 drought. These leaders identified "dependency" as the underlying factor limiting sustainable development at community level. They attributed the deep roots of "dependency" to be interwoven issues specific to Eswatini and the region. To reverse this negative cycle of "dependency" in ways relevant to their communities, they formed Vusumnotfo . Accordingly our strategy reflects Eswatini's many proverbs that the betterment of the future is through the child - "Umntfwana ngumliba loya embili". Our ration... read more

Project Leaders
kathy gau
kathy gau
Katherine J Gau, James Tsabedze
Organization Information
P.O. Box 229
Piggs Peak, Hhohho Region H108
+268 2431-4236
Organization Information
P.O. Box 229
Piggs Peak, Hhohho Region H108
+268 2431-4236

Project Reports

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May 16, 2021
#47/Teachable Moments
A pleasure of living in northern Eswatini is the hiking just outside Vusumnotfo’s office.  These photos were taken from a two-hour turn around hike, at the point where the path runs through...
Jan 16, 2021
What a difference a little Holsum can make
This mother dog belongs to the Malambe family who is enrolled in our pilot activity "to provide structured technical, material and training support to children with special needs at family...
Sep 18, 2020
#45 - Empathy in action
When I moved to the Vusumnotfo grounds back in March, I quickly became attached to the three dogs that lived here; Coffee, DJ and Rhino. Rhino and Coffee always wanted love, but DJ took lots of...
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