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World Education began working in Swaziland in 2008 with the Bantwana Initiative. The Bantwana Initiative was launched in 2006 to address the growing crisis of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) and their households in sub-Saharan African countries with high HIV prevalence. With the highest HIV prevalence in the world (an estimated 25% of adults as well as 130,000 children), Swaziland struggles to support the growing number of children and adolescents in need of comprehensive support.

In 2008, Bantwana began working in Swaziland using a school-based model to provide support to highly vulnerable children. The primary goal in Swaziland is to provide comprehensive support to vulnerable children and families by building the capacity of communities, schools, and government officials to provide critically needed services.

World Education is currently engaging in five initiatives in Swaziland to provide this support related to HIV and child education:
Through these initiatives, World Education and Bantwana are greatly improving the educational system and providing more support to children and adolescents in Swaziland.

Featured Projects

View details: Bantwana Schools Integrated Program (BSIP)

Bantwana Schools Integrated Program (BSIP)

In Swaziland, World Education/Bantwana works with schools as points of intervention for delivery of a full range of essential, comprehensive services and life skills for adolescents.

View details: HIV Prevention Education in Secondary Schools

HIV Prevention Education in Secondary Schools

World Ed/Bantwana is supporting the launch of a national curriculum for HIV prevention, marking it the first government-supported national effort to provide HIV prevention information to secondary school students in Swaziland.

View details: Bantwana Early Childhood Development Program

Bantwana Early Childhood Development Program

World Education is helping strengthen Swaziland’s early childhood development programs through teacher training and community sensitization.


Featured Resource







View details: Empowering Students with Permaculture Gardens in Swaziland

Empowering Students with Permaculture Gardens in Swaziland

Sixteen year-old Nothando is a student participating in Bantwana's permaculture garden project. She is the eldest of three. Nothando's mother, like many in the community, does not earn enough to support her children.

View details: School Nurse Gives Life-Changing Support to Orphans

School Nurse Gives Life-Changing Support to Orphans

Bantwana Schools Integrated Program (BSIP) trained nurse, Cebsile Msane, addresses the specific needs of children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS.