Swaziland

Africa Cooperative Action Trust

Address: P.O. Box 283, Mbabane, Swaziland
Phone: 268 404 4738
Fax: 268 404 4738
Email: acat-swz@realnet.co.sz
Internet:
Contact: Mr. Enock Dlamini
Type of Organization: International / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1982
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Congress of NGOs in Swaziland

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote an environmentally sound and sustainable development of rural  youth, children and women in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa; to provide skills aquisition, job creation and environmentally sustainable enlightment for development.

Illustrative Project:

Skills aquisition/training of 100 rural youth drawn from over 7 communities within 3 States of Nigeria (Delta, Rivers, and Bayelsa). This training involved skills aquisition in carpentry, soap making, cloth weaving, modern methods of farming for improved yields, craft works, and computer skills. This is aimed towards sustainable self-employment, job creation and self-reliance among women and youth.

Balolongi Mobile Technical Training Institute

Address: P.O. Box 4370, Mbabane, Swaziland
Phone: 268 57 968
Fax: 268 57 968
Email: mtti@realnet.cos.sz
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Contact: Director
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Skillshare, Africa

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To create self-employment opportunities for both men and women residing in the rural areas of Swaziland. Our overall objective is to train men and women in the technical and business skills necessary to establish small commercial enterprises within their homes. This way, we establish a pool of skills which can assist rural development.

Illustrative Project:

In 1997, Balolongi trained 34 young men and women in metal works and buiding skills in northwest Swaziland. The trainees have formed groups and started their own businesses. Balolongi has thus created self-employment and capacity building by offering training.

Baphalali Swaziland Red Cross

Address: P.O. Box 377, Mbabane, Swaziland
Phone: 268 9 42 532
Fax: 268 9 46 108
Email: bsrcs@africa.zs
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Contact: Thandiwe Dlamini
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1933
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: International Federation of the Red Cross

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To act in the case of armed conflict, internal strife and unrest, and in peace time. Prepare to act in all fields covered by the Geneva Convention on behalf of all war victims, both civilian and military; to contribute to the improvement of health through prevention of diseases and the mitigation of suffering with programmes that benefit the community; to organize within the scope of the National Plan; to provide emergency relief services to victims of disasters, howsoever caused; to disseminate and advocate for the respect and proper application of international humantiarian law; to promote the participation of youth in the work of the Red Cross.

Illustrative Project:

Health Care and HIV/AIDS Information - our organization manages three rural clinics for a population of about 30,000. Care provided is curative, promotive, and rehabilitative. These also include family planning, ante natal care, immunization, and home-based care for terminally ill patients. We also collect 3,000 units of safe blood each year.

Coordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Organizations

Address: P.O. Box 3084, Manzini, Swaziland
Phone: 268 09 52 511
Fax: 268 09 53 587
Email: cango@realnet.co.sz
Internet:
Contact: Sarah Dlamini
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: NGOs
Year Founded: 1983
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Zondle Women's Organization

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To establish a formal, consultative and coordinating body which will endeavor to promote and support member organizations' needs on a collective basis; to serve as a forum for maintaining, sharing and exchanging information of NGO activities, past, present and planned, and making this information accessible to all interested parties.

Illustrative Project:

CANGO produces a regular newsletter known as NGO NEWS which is read by many NGO donor agencies, Governments, and the general public. This publication is used as a forum to share information on current events and new projects by member NGOs. From the Secretariat, the newsletter carries announcements for staffs of NGOs.

FUNDZA

Address: P.O. Box 2947, Mbabane, Swaziland
Phone: 268 09 45387
Fax: 268 09 45387
Email:
Internet:
Contact: S'Bonisile Simelane
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To install libraries in schools; train teachers in running school libraries.

Illustrative Project:

We have installed over seventy school libraries. Most schools have indicated that the reading, writing and speaking of the english language has improved.

International Baby Food Action Network - Africa

Address: P.O. Box 781, Mbabane, Swaziland
Phone: 268 45 006
Fax: 268 40 546
Email: ibfanswd@realnet.co.sz / pkisanga@realnet.co.sz
Internet:
Contact: Pauline Kisanga
Type of Organization: International / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1981
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: UNICEF / WHO

Action Areas:

Purpose:

IBFAN is a worldwide coalition of NGOs committed to the improvement of mother and child health through better infant nutrition and the promotion, protection and support of breast feeding.

Illustrative Project:

Training of trainers in the baby friendly hospital initiative (regional). This involves breast feeding management, policy on infant feeding, international code of marketing of breast milk substitutes, sharing technical information, consideration of issues related to breast feeding e.g. child care, child spacing (LAM); HIV/AIDS (mother to child transmission).

Kwasa Youth Club

Address: 76 Design Centre Building, Nkoseluhlaza Street, P.B. 396, Manzini, Swaziland
Phone: 268 52 410 / 54 181
Fax: 268 56 407
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Thebinkosi E. Dlamini / Wewle Dlamini
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To break down communication barriers between parents and children; to reduce the spread of AIDS aiming at young people; to reduce the crime rate among young people; to avoid immature sex, thus preventing teenage pregnancy; to reduce drug abuse and child abuse. 300 - 500 members.

Illustrative Project:

Counseling, cultural activities such as drama and poetry; beauty contests and fashion shows; recruitment of members in all regions of the country; improvement of the logistical and strategical function of the organization; training on leadership, management; and child rights; establishment of drop-in clinics for counselors; talk shows to fight against child abuse.

Luhlelo Lolunotsisa Temabhizinisi

Address: P.O. Box 2187, Manzini, Swaziland
Phone: 268 52 491 / 52 492
Fax: 268 52 492
Email: lulote@realnet.co.sz
Internet:
Contact: Khanya Gamedze
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Coordinating Assembly of NGOs

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote small, micro and medium enterprises by providing training in business management and individual business consultancy to persons who are matured, have job experience and skills, work for themselves full-time and exhibit entrepreneurial traits.

Illustrative Project:

We have prepared new entrepreneurs to create plans to initiate viable businesses and demonstrate the ability to market and develop their products and services, as well as demonstrate practical business skills through a 'start your business' project finance, and 'improve your business' training programmes.

Lutheran Development Service

Address: P.O. Box 388, Mbabane, Swaziland
Phone: 268 42 562 / 404 2562
Fax: 268 43 870
Email: 100076.3450@compuserve.com
Internet:
Contact: Pamela Meggitt
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Coordinating Assembly of NGOs (CANGO)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Development of rural communities in all aspects: health, gender, income generation, agriculture, food security, social,

etc.

Illustrative Project:

HIV/AIDS - Educating the communities, children below the ages of 14 and teenagers in high school, rural communities and working groups - especially those in industry. Through a community drama group we commissioned to stage shows in primary schools, high schools, industries and rural communities on the scourge of HIV/AIDS, aming to persuade them to change their ways of life. This is done countrywide.

Mahlanya Young Farmer

Address: P.B. 247, Malkerns, Swaziland
Phone: 268 83 131 / 56 301
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Boniface Mduduzi Ndlela
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To teach young people agricultural practices to improve production; to exchange ideas, experience and information with similar clubs.

Illustrative Project:

Training on dress-making; training in poultry and gardening and other agricultural practices; setting up of a co-operative farm; extension.

Malkerns Women's Institute

Address: P.O. Box 46, Malkerns, Swaziland
Phone: 268 83 136
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Ann Cawse
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1960
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: The Associated Country Women of the World

Action Areas:

Purpose:

We practice the ideals of ACWW. We share and care. We promote fellowship and encourage women to broaden their circle of friends, to be self-sufficient and to acquire income generating skills.

Illustrative Project:

We assisted the Pambile Bomake group of women up at Siketi to use the land given to them by the local chief. They had it fenced so that the cattle could not get to  the crops, bought seeds and planted crops to sell to the local community. This enabled them to become self-sufficient and to raise enough money to send their children to school.

Masibabisame Youth Maize Club

Address: P.O. Box 229, Mbabane, Swaziland
Phone: 268 47 011
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Elijah Gama
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote quality of life in the field of health, culture, water supply, etc; to help unemployed young people and dropouts to make a living initiating self help projects, crop farming, vegetable gardens, poultry farms.

Illustrative Project:

Vegetable gardening (under irrigation); maize growing; poultry; dairy farming; sugar cane growth.

National Council on Smoking, Alcohol and Drug Dependence

Address: P.O. Box 849, Manzini, Swaziland
Phone: 268 09 53 204
Fax: 268 09 53 018
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Executive Director
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1983
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: International Commission on Alcohol and Addictions

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promotion of healthy lifestyles with special reference to the harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol, drugs and other harmful substances.

Illustrative Project:

The training of 162 high school teachers in 105 schools in healthy lifestyles, human sexuality, tobacco, alcohol and drugs and equipping each school with a briefcase full of educational back-up resources.

School of Appropriate Farm Technology

Address: P.O. Box 47, Lobamba, Manzini, Swaziland
Phone: 268 61 066
Fax: 268 61 066
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Robert Nhlabati
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1979
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Coordinating Assembly of NGOs (CANGO)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide students with applied technology in agriculture with relevant, practical agricultural skills and to enable the national goal to be achieved in terms of food production, land use and environmental issues.

Illustrative Project:

Dissemination of agricultural information especially on new agricultural technology on land use and environmental management.

Swaziland Girl Guides Association

Address: P.B. A 460, Mbabane, Swaziland
Phone: 268 43 761
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Linda Lydia Masuku
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1968
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To train girls to become responsible citizens; to prepare girls spiritually and educationally; to perform royal duties; to promote community development; to promote training in manual skills.

Illustrative Project:

Community development; hospice at home; catering for street kids; helping needy children at school; maintenance and management of the office and of the organization.

Swaziland Hospice at Home

Address: P.O. Box 23, Matsapha, Swaziland
Phone: 268 84 485
Fax: 268 86 405
Email: hospice@realnet.co.sz
Internet:
Contact: Khanya
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: HASA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide home-based care for the terminally ill.

Illustrative Project:

We have set standards on palliative care in rural areas; we have also trained nurses in home-based care.

Swaziland Leprosy Control Program

Address: P.O. Box 1027, Manzini, Swaziland
Phone: 268 55 310
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1980
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors
Affiliations: Coordinating Assembly of NGOs (CANGO)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Tracing of old and new leprosy patients, and giving them MDT medication; follow-up of defaulters and surveillance; witnessing to patients about the saving power of Jesus Christ.

Illustrative Project:

Training of Rural Health Motivators (RHM) has made our case detection easy, and leprosy patients come early for diagnoses.

Swaziland Workcamps Association

Address: Road Dept., Ministry of Work, P.B. 1430, Mbabane, Swaziland
Phone: 268 9 43 441
Fax: 268 9 55 558
Email:
Internet:
Contact: J.W. Mwalwembe
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1980
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To give young people the opportunity to experience working together in urban and rural community development projects, in particular relief work. 1000 members.

Illustrative Project:

Construction of a community centre; running an income generating project; activities promoting youth development. Currently the organization raises funds to be able to construct hostels and run skills-training workshops.

The Family Life Association of Swaziland

Address: P.O. Box 1051, Manzini, Swaziland
Phone: 268 53 586 / 53 088 / 55 852
Fax: 268 53 191
Email: flas@iafrica.sz
Internet:
Contact: Khetsiwe G. Dlamini
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1979
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Network Coordinating Assembly of NGOs

Action Areas:

Purpose:

FLAS assists and supplements the activities of the Ministry of Health and other government agencies in the promotion of healthy family life and the creation of a sense of awareness of the importance of family health in all respects so that it becomes a way of life.  FLAS is a leader in the provision of high quality, innovative and sustainable family planning information.

Illustrative Project:

FLAS is involved in a variety of community-based services which include production of educational material on reproductive health issues; community meetings; community leader's seminars; training in the mapping of men and women of reproductive age; as well as seminars for men to encourage them to be involved in sexual and reproductive health matters.

The Youth Brigade of Swaziland

Address: Brigade Hall, Ngwane Street (near Trade Fair), P.B. 558, Manzini, Swaziland
Phone: 268 55 617
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: John W. Dupont
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To educate young people to be disciplined and to serve their communities; to run income generating projects for unemployed youth; to raise awareness on AIDS, primary health care, reproduction and environmental protection. 4306 members.

Illustrative Project:

Training in carpentry (50 trainees); welding activities; training for AIDS counselors (250 trainees); training in health education (200 trainees); training courses for unemployed youth; catering for in school and out of school youth; construction of schools, clinics and community centres mainly by running workcamps.

University of Swaziland

Address: Private Bag, Luyengo, Swaziland
Phone: 268 528 3021 / 528 3022
Fax: 268 528 3441
Email: ssilaula@agric.uniswa.sz
Internet:
Contact: Dr. Sabina M. Silaula
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1963
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Association of African Universities / Commonwealth Universities

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Provide higher education for development.

Illustrative Project:

Promotion of life long learning and adult education.

Usuthu Young Farmers Cooperative

Address: P.B. 47, Lobamba, Swaziland
Phone: 268 61 066
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Robert Nhlabatsi
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati / Zulu
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide and sell agricultural products; to assist members to improve the quality of their products; to arrange markets for agricultural products of members; to encourage the spirit and practice of self-reliance; to grant loans to members to foster agricultural production.

Illustrative Project:

Vegetable production; crop production; poultry production; rabbit and pig projects; purchase of products.

Yifuce Youth Organization

Address: Dlangeni, P.B. 229, Mbabane, Swaziland
Phone: 268 47 311
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Leon Maber / Samuel Gama
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To help young people in need to make a living; to reduce youth related crime in the region; to involve the organization in AIDS prevention and health education; to improve food production in the region; to encourage recreational activities, e.g. Swazi dance. 500 members.

Illustrative Project:

Cultivation of general field crops, e.g. peanuts, groundnuts, maize; running an 'A' registered soccer league with 20 clubs, Sunday school lessons; gardening and poultry; 'Plant-a-tree' activities (Wattle-Tree-Growing).

Yonge Nawe Environmental Action Group

Address: P.O. Box 2061, Mbabane, H100, Swaziland
Phone: 268 47 701 / 41 394
Fax: 268 41 394
Email: yonawe@realnet.co.sz
Internet:
Contact: Tbuli Makama
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: RIOD

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Yonge Nawe is a non-governmental organization dedicated to spreading environmental awareness throughout the kingdom of Swaziland. It seeks to bring about change in behavior sufficient to ensure a sustainable use of our natural resources through providing knowledge and encouraging active participation.

Illustrative Project:

We were part of a group that lobbied and pushed the Government to establish a Swaziland environment authority, which was set up in 1992. We now sit on its board and this body has the ultimate authority on all environmental issues. Through its establishment we are now able to carry out environmental assessments on all proposed projects. We are also hoping that through it we shall see environmental education becoming part of the formal school curriculum, as at the present moment our organization has to conduct all environmental awareness raising, education and training in a non-formal way.

Youth Enterprise Services

Address: P.B. 1475, Manzini, Swaziland
Phone: 268 56 805
Fax: 268 54 083
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Cyprian Niduduzi Nxumalo
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To encourage self-employment; to run business training; to offer loan schemes for young people; to offer educational activities; to strive to relief poverty; to promote co-operation amongst voluntary organizations, the private sector and governmental bodies to offer high quality enterprise programmes and encourage self-reliance.

Illustrative Project:

Production of business materials; training courses for self-employment (80 trainees); loan schemes (27 participants provided with loans) monitoring of 5 projects; developing international partnerships between voluntary organizations, the private sector and the government.

Zondle Women's Organization

Address: P.O. Box 276, Manzini, Swaziland
Phone: 268 9 53 768
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: President
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Siswati
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Coordinating Assembly of NGOs

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the education and welfare of under priviliedged Swazi children.

Illustrative Project:

The organisation has to date successfully trained ten university graduates, three nurses, ten teachers, three mechanics, one builder, five officers in financial institutions and others in gainful employment.