Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!

by All Out Africa Foundation
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Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Educate & feed 300 children in Swaziland!
Re-painted Bethany NCP
Re-painted Bethany NCP

All Out Africa continues each year to motivate more than 300 children by nurturing them with pre-school education in 8 Neighborhood Care Points around eZulwini valley. We also continue to provide nutritional meals and quality education to these children every day.

Although faced with the global economic inflation due to the war in Ukraine, your support makes it possible for us to continue do what we do.

Through all of your donations, we were able to renovate Bethany NCP. This NCP now looks more colorful and child friendly. The children were elated to see their new classroom. We were also able to change one of the classes into a play room. They now have the previlege of playing indoors with educational toys, like other chidren from private pre-schools.

Your continued support will enable us to continue renovate the other 7 NCP’s we work with. This will make all the NCP’s look the same. A big thank you to each and every one of you who always keep us in their thoughts. Your support never goes unnoticed, no matter how small, it goes a long way. Thank you so much for making all of this possible.

 

SIYABONGA KAKHULU! 

Inside classroom @ Bethany NCP
Inside classroom @ Bethany NCP
Bethany NCP
Bethany NCP
story time @ one of the NCP's
story time @ one of the NCP's
Lunch @ one of the NCP's
Lunch @ one of the NCP's
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A volunteer teaching alphabets to a NCP child
A volunteer teaching alphabets to a NCP child

“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other –not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future” Nelson Mandela.

Together, we faced a truly unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic has reminded us of all of our common humanity. It has been affecting all of our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life.

The needs of the children and communities that we support have grown as the economic impact of COVID has worsened. In a country with the third-highest youth unemployment in the world, many lost their jobs yet they have to continue living and supporting their families. Those on the brink of poverty, especially children, are affected the worst. Through your support via GlobalGiving we continue to feed more than 300 children daily through the soup kitchens at the 8 Neighborhood Care Points (NCP) we run.

These children get to benefit two wholesome meals a day prepared by the cooks at our NCP soup kitchens. With the funds through GlobalGiving we buy Rice, Beans, Sugar, Salt, Vegetables, Cooking Oil, Chicken Soup, and Spices. These groceries are complimented with a highly nutritious supplement called epap supplied to us by one of our long-standing partner Eswatini Charitable Trust. We received 50 bales which are shared amongst the NCP’S and the community. These we distribute to families in the community that are in extreme poverty and terminally ill and elderly.

It is really good to see signs of things getting back to pre-COVID levels. Children are back to school and we have started receiving international volunteers again. We are able to fully commit ourselves by continuing to help less privileged children with their homework through our homework club program. We also help them with their English and Maths skills, this is done with the help of volunteers.

We would like to take this opportunity to send out our hearts to everyone who has been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. All of your continued support is hugely appreciated.

THANK YOU!

NCP children enjoying their morning meal
NCP children enjoying their morning meal
NCP children sitting and doing class work
NCP children sitting and doing class work
Elangeni NCP receiving an ePAP donation
Elangeni NCP receiving an ePAP donation
A student doing her homework during homework club
A student doing her homework during homework club
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We have come to the end of yet another challenging year. Hopes were high after the vaccine roll out and people vaccinated in numbers including the All Out Africa staff and the support staff we work with in the communities. We had hoped that by now the whole pandemic catastrophe would be in the past but with the new variant (Omicron) it looks like we still need to be patient until it has been eradicated.

With your support during these challenging times, we were able to reach out to the 10 most vulnerable families who received 10 kg Rice, 5 kg Beans, 3kg Sugar, 5kg Chick pieces, Bar of Soap, 2L Cooking Oil and 1kg Salt.  The food parcels were also complimented with packets of nutritional supplements called EPAP supplied to us by Eswatini Charitable Trust who are our long standing local partners.

Although schools have been closed due to the political unrest in the country, All Out Africa continued to support orphaned and vulnerable children at the NCPs with nutritional meals. Through your continued support, all the 8 NCP’s received 10kg rice, 10kg beans, 2l cooking oil, 5kg sugar, Soup, salt, and soap and 300 less fortunate children got to benefit. Nothing could stop us from hosting the annual Christmas parties for these less fortunate children. They were treated to Rice, chicken stew or fried chicken, beetroot and butternut, juice as well as cake. Without your support we would not be able to do what we do.  Nothing can stop us from trying to alleviate poverty as well as providing Early Childhood Education to children who might have never got the chance to be in a classroom or even hold a crayon. Your support is very much appreciated. Wishing you all Happy Holidays!

SIYABONGA KAKHULU!

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Due to the covid-19 world pandemic, a lot of people are experiencing acute food insecurity and Eswatini is not spared. The situation has deteriorated with a notable increase in the proportion of the population in crisis especially vulnerable families like the ones relying on AOA support. AOA believes health and education are both fundamental building blocks of sustainable development. 60% of the approximately 1,3 million people in Eswatini live in poverty.

We continue to address the health needs of orphaned and vulnerable children in the 8 Neighborhood Care Points (NCPs) we support. A child needs two main pillars in order to learn to their best ability: nutrition and play. They cannot be engaged in learning if their bodies have not been fed and they cannot concentrate when their brains need to be relieved and their social skills need to be replenished. Each child’s BMI is taken periodically in order to screen for potential weight and health related issues although it is not a diagnostic tool. Although the good relationship we have built over the years with Charitable Trust Eswatini has made us able to continue distributing e‘Pap to the vulnerable families and children at the NCPs that we support. ePaP is a fortified pre-cooked food containing 24 micro nutrients that replenish the bodies with nutrient status at a rapid rate. This has seen an improvement in health thus making children perform to their best potential and seeing improved BMI record takings.

The All Out Africa Home Work Club program has recommenced as schools opened. This platform has engaged 15 underprivileged children from the local primary schools that we have partnered with. These children are not only assisted with their daily homework, Math and English skills but they also get the opportunity to receive a full set of school uniform in the form of a tunic, skirt, socks, shoes, tracksuit, jersey, trousers, backpack and shirt. A big thank you to everyone that makes this possible for us especially during these difficult times of COVID-19, without you none of this would be possible. This helps ensure that these underprivileged children go to school presentable in proper school uniform which makes them look like other children at school.

All Out Africa further seeks for more assistance in order to be able to reach out to even more children as your support encourages these vulnerable children with hope for the future. Due to the economic challenges, a number of children have found themselves trying to fend for at least one meal for the day which makes it very difficult for them. With more support, we believe we can change more lives.

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Finally there is light at the end of the tunnel as schools have openedafter closing for the whole of 2020. This has brought a glimpse of hope to the future of the children academically. The 8 Neighbourhood Care Points that we support strictly ahere to the covid-19 regulations by only accepting 25 children in the classroom, having water stations, having water stations at the entrance as well as having masks on.

Schools closure for a long time has really affected these children in many ways as the families they come from are vulnerable and desperate since some of the providers have been casualties of the pandemic hence they lost their jobs.

The NCPs have a major food shortage. This is due to the increased numbers of children and adults that were depending on the NCPs since the advent of covid-19. The NCP cooks and teachers have dedicated their time setting up vegetable gardens in order to continue feeding the children nutritious meals. The NCPs have started a program on monitoring the children's body mass index (BMI) which will help determine the children's growth as we continue to help provide quality early childhood education to these less fortunate as one writer said "Yesterday is not ours to recover but tomorrow is ours to win or lose''.

SIYABONGA!

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All Out Africa Foundation

Location: Ezulwini, Lobamba - Eswatini
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Kim Roques
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Lobamba, Eswatini

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