Early Childhood Education
Access to quality education is a right for every child. However, many vulnerable children in Swaziland do not have the opportunity for a total “free” education due to the associated costs of attending school.
What is an NCP?
Across the Kingdom of Swaziland, there are hundreds of NCP’s or Neighbourhood Care Points that give orphaned and vulnerable children an opportunity to spend a morning away from home in a safe space. Developed out of pure necessity to cater for pre-school aged children, the NCP’s are situated in under-developed regions to provide a safe learning environment for vulnerable children. All Out Africa works in collaboration with 6 of these NCP’s in a variety of communities; namely, Ezulwini NCP, Ekuzukekeni NCP, Mahlanya NCP, Lobamba NCP, Bethany NCP and Mlindazwe NCP. Each of our NCP’s sees anywhere between 30-100 children a day, whereby voluntary community members offer to care for, teach, prepare food and help assist our team to provide a holistic protected safe space for our children.
It is at our NCP’s whereby the children are certain to receive a meal a day, learn English, and play games and activities and a feel a sense of belonging through comradeship. Moreover, since we have daily contact with our NCP’s we are able to help identify children in need that may not otherwise be able to progress their education.
Our ECE programming includes a variety of teaching methods, ensuring the children receive a level of care they otherwise wouldn’t receive at home. Part of our programs include health monitoring whereby our Rural Health Motivators (RHM) help conduct bi-annual visits to ensure the children are positively developing both physically and mentally.
If you’d like to support our Early Childhood Education programs and the six Neighbourhood Care Points, please be directed to the Support page.