In form of a new hope, new hi-tech schools are to be provided for the orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC), with world class education and life skills is nearing completion at Ndlembeni area, near Sigombeni in the Manzini region. During the first phase of construction work, over E2 million in donor funds have been used in the construction work. The school, whose vision is to provide excellent education to learners with a bias to Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Mathematics, Science will also offer and promote Arts, Culture and Sport, as extra curricular activities. An effort will be made to ensure that the children will be equipped with agricultural skills at a tender age and engage in farming activities for their own food and sale of whatever surplus.
The school is to open later in the month and is to see the first intake of about 350 learners. Volunteer teachers who are experts in computers, ICT, mathematics and sciences, have committed to come to the country and spend some years as teachers in the school. Furthermore, these children are to be exposed to the world through exchange programmes where they visit other countries to gain exposure, knowledge and skills so that they may develop their communities upon return. This will be under the banner of 'Academic Adoption'.
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