Swaziland Volunteers

History of the School

Pupils at Kalamdladla

kaLamdladla Primary School is located in the south of the country in the kaPhunga community and is one of the largest primary schools in the area. kaLamdladla Primary School is involved in various campaigns to create an awareness of  HIV and AIDS in the kaPhunga community. Of the 500 children enrolled at kaLamdladla Primary School, 219 are orphans whose parents succumbed to HIV/Aids or other illnesses caused by the lack of basic necessities. The staff at kaLamdladla Primary School consist of 17 teachers including the principal Mr. Patrick Dludlu, a secretary, a cook for the kids and a night watch man. The school is double streaming from Grades 1-7. Each class has an average of 40 pupils.


Swaziland Primary School

The following projects still require additional sponsorship.

Two teachers houses have been built up to roof level but need additional funding to complete them.

At the moment  kaLamdladla Primary School relies on rainwater and a nearby stream for drinking water and to cook meals for the children. A fundraising scheme has been started to raise money for a borehole. This would provide the children with clean drinking water and also allow the staff to build a vegetable garden to help feed the children.

As education is not free in Swaziland, all our children are sponsored by external organisations. From 2010  every child in the country will receive free Grade 1 and 2 education, plus all stationery. So we need your help to ensure we can continue to provide the children of kaPhunga with an education.

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Children of kaPhunga

Higher grades

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kaLamdladla Primary School Volunteer Project

kaMadlala Primary SchoolPupils at kaMadlala


kaLamdladla Primary require volunteers for :

  • Helping and training the secretary and the head teacher on basic computer skills and office procedures.
  • Designing a programme to help the children to speak and practice the English language both in class and outside class.
  • Teaching English to Grade 3 pupils and assisting teachers with their workload
  • Assisting the Deputy principle to teach Science.
  • Landscaping and general maintenance in and around the school
  • Artists and musicians to liven up the children.
  • The school has a small library and needs someone with experience to sort it out and also to arrange the books so that the kids can enjoy them.
  • Assistance with the daily dishing out of food to the children at break time

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The Accommodation

Accommodation will be provided in the rural Village of kaPhunga. You will be living in traditional Swazi beehive huts.

The Transport
All transport will be provided. You will be collected from the airport and taken to the village. For the excursions you will be travelling with us and volunteers from other projects.

The In Country Orientation
In country orientation will be provided on arrival by Myxo from Wozanawe Cultural Tours. This will include Swazi culture and tradition, do’s and don’t’s, presentations from the principle and teachers at kaLamdladla Primary school, a tour of the village where you will meet those you will be helping and basic siSwati language training. siSwati Language training will be for one hour per day over a period of 5 days. Whilst English is the official business language in Swaziland it can make a big difference in developing relationships with people if you have the siSwati basics as English is not widely spoken in the rural areas. A language manual will be sent to you prior to your arrival so that you have the chance to begin practising before you get to Swaziland.
kaPhunga is renowned for its stunning sunsets and breathtaking vistas and is of historical importance in Swazi and Zulu folklore. Many of the locals still live in accordance with many long-held traditions, practicing time-honored Swazi methods for farming and traditional architecture and living within customary Swazi culture. 

The Costs
This is a unique opportunity that has been rated by others travellers as one of the highlights during their time in Swaziland.
Total cost is R10,500.00

This includes:
* Breakfast and dinner 7 days a week
* Accommodation in traditional beehive huts
* In country orientation

Optional additional week (not included in costs)
* 4 night/5 day visit to Kruger National Park and Mozambique

The cost excludes:
* Airfares
* Lunch
* Travel/medical insurance
* Optional 4 night/5 day visit to Kruger National Park and Mozambique

All the fees should be paid in full one month in advance.

Payment can be made by credit card. Card details must be sent via email to confirm the booking or calling +268 6044102 for security reasons.
Bank Transfers can be done into the following Bank details.
Woza Nawe Campsite And Tours- Account Holder
Account Number- 0140019666801
Branch Code – 66 50 64
Bank Name – Standard Bank, Manzini
Telephone- 0268 502411

The Benefits

* A unique opportunity to live and work in a different culture and working in a third world country.
* The chance to further enhance your own professional and personal skills and knowledge within a developing country
* The opportunity to make a meaningful contribution by helping strengthen the capacity of the local education system.
What other information do I need to know?

Additional Information
The sole cell phone network provider is MTN. Sim cards and air time are readily available at numerous outlets.
PS:Myxo can arrange for you a very cheap way to call home and be in touch with your family.
Whilst much of Swaziland is malaria free, anti malaria medication is recommended for the lowveld and Mocambique. It is available in the country.
The official currency is the Lilangeni (the plural is emalageni). It is pegged to the value of the South African rand and rands (with the exception of coins) can be used in Swaziland and Mocambique. There are numerous ATMs and rands can be obtained from local banks.

Optional Additional Week
An additional, optional week can be spent touring the Kruger Natioanal Park (South Africa) and Mozambique.
All interested individuals should book ahead for the Kruger Park tour and all the details of the tour can be sent on request. This extra week is not included in the costs of the volunteer programme.

Why Swazi Volunteers is a unique opportunity for you?

* Your Host is a true Swazi who will give you the best insight of the Swazi people.
* Your Project is entirely Rural based , except the clinic in Manzini
* Your stay is deep in the village of kaPhunga about 55kms from Manzini the nearest town.
* You will be staying in Swazi traditional huts and enjoying the experience of a lifetime.
* You will be encouraged to speak the language since it’s very useful.
* In some projects you will be working with the community e.g. the school building projects.