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In Swaziland, around a third of children attend secondary school.

Child from the SOS Children's Village Mbabane, SwazilandIn Swaziland, there are currently two SOS nurseries and two SOS schools. These facilities provide education to children from SOS Villages and from the wider community. Staff members are well trained and the resources available to students are of a high standard.  Below you can find an overview of the SOS Children education projects. 

Learn more here about how we are supporting children in Swaziland to achieve their potential.

SOS Schools in Mbabane 

A drawing by a child from SOS Children's Village Mbabane, Swaziland.The SOS Nursery at Mbabane has capacity for 100 children who come from the SOS Village or the local community.

  • In the last couple of years, as well as organising the usual kinds of  play and learning activities for the children, we have been running Practical Life Activity exercises, which help strengthen finger muscles and develop hand-eye coordination. We have found this improves the concentration span of the children, who also find the exercises very entertaining!  We hope to develop further activities to develop the senses.
  • Children are encouraged to be responsible and independent. As well as monitoring the academic progress of each pupil, we also work out their strengths – even for those labelled ‘naughty’. Sometimes we find that it is only when children receive love and support that their potential is discovered.

The SOS primary and secondary schools at Mbabane opened in 1990 to cater for children from the SOS Village, as well as those from the local community.

  • There are around 600 pupils at the primary school, including around 70 from the SOS Village.
  • The secondary school has around 350 pupils, with around ten children attending from the SOS Village. As well as ten classrooms, the school is equipped with a library and computer room.

You can discover more about how you can help support the education and learning of children in Mdabane.

 SOS Schools in Nhlangano 

Temily lives at the Children's Village in Nhlangano. One of her favourite pastimes is dressing up.The SOS Primary School at Nhlangano has around 100 pupils who come from the SOS Village, the Family Strengthening Programme and the local community.

  • The nursery aims to promote each child’s academic performance, and where necessary, learner support and assistance is provided, so that every year at our graduation ceremony, the oldest children can celebrate their achievement of entry into primary school.
  • Recently pupils and parents/carers went on a trip to Badplas in South Africa, which also acted as a fundraising event for the SOS Village. Everyone really enjoyed the day, which included fun games and slides.

You can discover more about how you can help support the education and learning of children in Nhlangano. 



Sponsor in India: There are 30 SOS Children’s Villages in India providing care to children across the country.