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by All Out Africa Foundation
Support Early Childhood Education in Swaziland!
Support Early Childhood Education in Swaziland!
Support Early Childhood Education in Swaziland!
Support Early Childhood Education in Swaziland!
Support Early Childhood Education in Swaziland!
Support Early Childhood Education in Swaziland!
Support Early Childhood Education in Swaziland!
Support Early Childhood Education in Swaziland!
Support Early Childhood Education in Swaziland!
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Support Early Childhood Education in Swaziland!
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Support Early Childhood Education in Swaziland!
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Support Early Childhood Education in Swaziland!
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NCP Student Assessment
NCP Student Assessment

 


The great Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the great engine of personal development. Evidence has it that Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) is one of the most effective ways to break the cycle of poverty. This year we were able to enrol a total of 213 underprivileged children aged between 3-6 years and your support is greatly appreciated. 

As we come to the end of the year we would like to say a big thank you to everyone for making 2019 a fruitful year. We have been able to achieve our goal of improving the lives of the less fortunate children that we work with at the NCPS by giving them quality early childhood education and 2 nutritious meals a day. We have also been able to empower women from the communities that we work with through skills on compost making as most families rely on agriculture for food.

Preparations for the graduation of the 88 NCP children is underway. I am filled with joy to watch the children as they prepare for their graduation. I appreciate the milestones the children have achieved over this period.

We have not only provided ECCE to the children but their health status would also be monitored with the help of our international volunteers. The main focus was on nutrition since most of the children come from impoverished families so nutrition is usually one of the common challenges they face.

A special thank you to everyone who made this possible. It wouldn't have been possible without your support.

 

SIYABONGA KAKHULU!!

Elangeni NCP before Furniture
Elangeni NCP before Furniture
Langeni NCP with new Furniture
Langeni NCP with new Furniture
Lunch time @ the NCP
Lunch time @ the NCP
NCP children Lining up for Lunch
NCP children Lining up for Lunch
Newly built eLangeni NCP
Newly built eLangeni NCP

Putting a smile on a child's face is priceless! All Out Africa has been able to put a smile to 212 children at the 7 Neighbourhood Care Points that we support. This would not have been possible without you the GG family. Your support does not go unnoticed.

Recreational activities are very key when you talk about child development. We have been able to improve our outdoor area accessed by 60 children at Ezulwini NCP by adding a sandpit and a giant motionless car. This will not only provide the children with a variety of activities to play but also benefit them to learn to make decisions, work in a team since these games can be played by more children at the same time, Strengthen their growing muscles, hand-eye coordination as well as curiosity for analytical thinking at a later stage in life.

One of the major objectives for All Out A Africa is to improve the livelihoods of people in various communities. As a result, we have been able to equip 6 community members by introducing them to sustainable community development to reduce poverty and protect the environment by educating them on how to start up vegetable back yard gardens and producing permaculture fertilizer. With these skills, they will not only be producing their own food but they can also generate some income by selling the vegetables around their community and continue to use their knowledge even beyond their attachment with All Out Africa.

As we continue to change lives, we have been able to build and complete yet another NCP at Elangeni. As I write this report, I must confess that I am already elated about the outcomes that will be yielded through this project. Underprivileged children will receive quality early childhood education and two nutritious meals a day. At least 14 children have already been registered to start their preschool education on the 10th of September upon completion of this project. This is not simply early childhood education but rather creating futures.

 

THANK YOU!

  

NCP Coordinator buying seedlings
NCP Coordinator buying seedlings
Volunteers helping make a vegetable Garden
Volunteers helping make a vegetable Garden
Children scrambling for the motionless car
Children scrambling for the motionless car
Outside play area at Zulwini NCP
Outside play area at Zulwini NCP
Compost and Garden at one of the NCPS
Compost and Garden at one of the NCPS
Spelling bee certificate of participating
Spelling bee certificate of participating

The homework club initiative was started by All Out Africa in 2015, aiming at helping orphaned and vulnerable children from the ages of 10-15 years who are in primary school level. This is to help improve their Math and English skills and also help them with their daily homework. A spelling bee competition was recently held with these children. This is very important in a child's future as it lays a basic foundation that the child needs through their education and in turn boost their self-esteem. It was a huge success as there were estimated around 50 attendees ranging from teachers to students from different schools. The children were awarded certificates of attendance so they feel motivated to do even better next time. Some of the children in our homework club programme benefit by getting a full set of school uniform which is distributed each year. This is done in order for the children to look like other children at school, With the proper school uniform, they also do better at school as they don't have to abscond themselves from school.

Every year we provide educational trips for children that are part of the 7 NCPS that All Out Africa supports. These children are taken to our local game reserve called Mlilwane Game Park. They get a chance to see animals like the Hippopotumas, Zebras, Crocodiles, and lots more which are incorporated in their Schedules of Works, which is an informal curriculum that was created by All Out Africa as a workbook to help guide our NCP teachers into delivering quality early childhood education to these less privileged children at classroom level. These trips help the children appreciate the environment or country they live in, as most of them do not have the privilege to travel let alone go on a bus. The children also get to be treated to a special nutritious meal on the day. They get all excited as they shout and scream telling the driver of the minibus to add speed. The teacher tries to warn them to lower their voices but with no luck at all as the children are excited not for going on the game park but also for riding the minibus.

As schools closed for the first term, Our international volunteers got a chance to make some crafts for the NCP classroom walls. The material used was bought through funds donated on the GG platform. It is really inspiring to see people taking time and money out of their own lives to help the less privileged especially children as they are most vulnerable. By doing all that we do we are trying to improve the lives of the less privileged children in Eswatini.

Siyabonga!  

Spelling bee
Spelling bee
Homework club session
Homework club session
Nutritious meals at Field trip
Nutritious meals at Field trip
A fully recovered Nomthandazo at school
A fully recovered Nomthandazo at school

 

REVAMPING OF OUR NCPS

We have once again started a New Year and look forward to doing great, exciting things with our children at the NCPS and community at large that we work with. As we continue to do what we do best, support orphaned and vulnerable children at each of our 7 NCPS in eZulwini and surrounding. I am proud to mention that we have started building an additional NCP and hopefully by 2021 we will have a total of 8 NCPS. That means supporting even more less fortunate children.

We strive to give children, aged between 3-6-year-old quality early childhood education and two nutritious meals a day. To add up to the meals, we supply the children with a delicious and highly nutritious food supplement called “e-PaP”. The children really enjoy this supplement, as each time they rush back for seconds.

Starting 2019 we have revamped eZulwini NCP classroom into different learning areas, namely the art area, this is where the children will be able to express their feelings and be creative as every child is an artist in the art area. This area is most important in that the children learn and develop in all domains (Language, Literacy, Math, Science, and Motor Skills). We also have the Science area which is the busiest as the children can observe, experiment, create, construct, classify, compare and most importantly ask endless questions which should not be ignored by the teacher. In the dramatic area the children play dress up, although we have limited clothing for this area, this has helped the children a lot as they have learnt to be patient and taking turns. This area also allows the children to pretend to be anyone and do anything, through this their level of thinking grows. With all of these changes we have implemented, we are trying to prepare the child holistically to enable these children that we support to get ready for primary school and the outside world as every child is “special” to us. On the first day of school, the children were so excited as they walked into their classroom racing to the door making sure they become the first to enter this beautiful classroom, I smiled with affection as I could see through their beaming eyes that they love their new space. They were filled with joy as they ran and jumped up and down with excitement into their classroom. Repainted in a blue lagoon colour, and the walls hang of beautiful colourful educational charts and a few toys in the box for the children to share.

 

NOTHING FOR US WITHOUT US!

This is the spirit used here at All Out Africa as we try our utmost best to involve the local volunteer teachers that we work with as they are not qualified early childhood educators. This will make the teachers feel like they own the projects that we implement at our NCPS. It is also encouraging to see how determined and eager to learn these 7 teachers are. Soon we will be focusing on our outside area at our NCPS so the children get to have a variety of things to play with outside as currently, they are stuck with only a swing and a jungle gym. Many thanks to everyone for your tireless efforts in making us realize our dreams that is putting smiles on the less fortunate children in eSwatini. We are looking forward to a great year ahead of us as we work towards vision 2022 in upgrading our NCPS to become of standardized preschools. We are also excited to have Peggy a volunteer from Canada. As we have introduced an assessment form for each child at the NCP in order for us to monitor the children’s progress health-wise, educational and development of motor skills. A child is assessed from when they are first enrolled at the NCP and Peggy is responsible to do that with the help of the teacher.

 

A MILESTONE CELEBRATION!

Looking back I am amazed at how time flies, It is exactly a year since Nomthandazo had her operation for a severe and rare condition. “A Guardian Angel Story” posted here on global giving. Brave Nomthandazo went through it all and made it. I just thought it would be selfish of me not to celebrate her recovery with the GG family as it would not be possible without you. Noteworthy is that the doctors mentioned that they will be documenting Nomthandazo’s case for other practitioners to refer to in the event they come across a similar case as it is a rare case that should not be undermined and this will be done for one reason to save other lives. From the conversation I had with the doctor I learnt that documentation of illness and treatment procedures is a process they practice with all patients daily. Since the operation was done, Nomthandazo has stopped having agonizing stomach pains and she is able to eat anything as her stomach is able to digest, she is now free to live her life like other children her age and be at school full time.

Children enjoying ePaP
Children enjoying ePaP
One of the cooks preparing ePaP
One of the cooks preparing ePaP
Peggy taking BMI of the children at one of our NCP
Peggy taking BMI of the children at one of our NCP
New look of the eZulwini NCP classroom
New look of the eZulwini NCP classroom
Children enjoying the reading center
Children enjoying the reading center
Graduation ceremony at one of our NCPs
Graduation ceremony at one of our NCPs

Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow and produce their bounty. The same is true for a child’s education, they need to have good preparatory education to excel in their academic life. AOA has 7 NCPs and is on the process of building the 8th. This year’s graduation ceremony boasts of 113 graduates who are moving on to primary school in 2019. It was so moving to see the teachers become emotional as they said goodbye to the children as the community and guardians celebrated their achievements.

We would like to thank our visitors from our partners at Responsible Travel. They filmed a video at our NCP and “Trip for a Trip”. These trips are useful in a number of ways especially educational as the children get to visit places like Mlilwane nature reserve. We cannot wait for this video, which will be out soon.

The exposure on GG has given us new opportunities as we have gained 2 new sponsors through fundraisers. If you would like to join the fundraising efforts you can go to our page and click “create your own fundraiser”. These fundraisers work our sustainability plan and make our NCPs even better!

We end 2018 on a very high note as we took our NCP children to Nyanza stables, where they were able to play and bond with domestic animals such as tortoises, goats, horses, calves etc. they learn about these animals at the NCPs, as it is in line with our curriculum. The children were also treated to a picnic themed Christmas party.

All of us at AOA are very grateful for your continued support because we wouldn’t be here without loyal people like you. You could have chosen any other organization but, but we appreciate that you have continued to support us.

Wishing you all a prosperous New Year and Happy Christmas!  

 

THANK YOU!!

Children gazing at the calves
Children gazing at the calves
Former volunteers fundraising in Amsterdam
Former volunteers fundraising in Amsterdam
Merry Christmas to everyone
Merry Christmas to everyone
 

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Location: Ezulwini, Lobamba - Eswatini
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