Lomahasha Scouts Lead the Way in Community Engagement

The Lumbombo Region (District) is taking a lead in Community Engagement Programs. The Scouts under Lomahasha Area are currently involved in a series community project which has led into opening of an Area operational Office in Lomahasha.
The Lomahasha Scouts are conducting periodic visits to churches around the area to sensitize the community about the Scout Program. They have also involved in the Chiefdom Royal Kraal and the Tradional Leaders of the Lomahasha Community has allocated scouts a piece land to be used as camping ground and meeting place for scouts in the Lubombo Region.

Leading this initiative is the Lubombo Scout Deputy Regional Commissioner, Mr Vusi Mandlenkosi Kuphala.

Scouts in other part of the country are encouraged to initiate community projects.

The Association request for financial support towards this initiative which will benefit the young people in the community. Those willing to support this project can contact the National Executive Commissioner at +268 76036104 email: nationaloffice@swaziscouts.org

One can also contact the Lubombo Scout Regional Commissioner at +268 76715310 or The Deputy Regional Commissioner at +268 78163080

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Eswatini Scouts National Head Office Opens in Mbabane

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The Emavulandlela Swaziland Scout Association has opened its operational offices in Mbabane. The Office is located along the Livulandlela Road next to St Marks Primary School at the Scout.
The Association is currently app20190107_095815[1]ealing for funding to do major renovations to upgrade the recently opened office into international standard.

For information, kindly contact the National Executive Commissioner at +267 76036104 or email nationaloffice@swaziscourts.org

Successful Induction of ESSA Interim Commissioners

IMG-20190127-WA0005[1]The Emavulandlela Swaziland Scout Association successfully conducted an Induction Training for the newly appointed Interim Commissioner’s Council in December 2018IMG-20190127-WA0005[1]
The historic exercise which was held in Mbabane at the Scout Hall, was attended by over 20 participants. Facilitating in the training were experienced Leader Trainer from National Scout Association and the Director for the training was Mr Rodgers Lukhele, a seasoned trainer and former member of the Africa Scout Committee.

Participants were inducted on ESSA Strategic Plan and priorities for the year 2019 will include the following Areas:
1. Youth Program
2. Adults in Scouting
3. Youth Engagement
4. Events
5. Community Development
6. Communications
7. Environmental Programs
8. Gender and Women Empowerment
9. Partnerships
10. Scouts Solar Program

The Interim National Chairperson, Princess Dzelisa, was also present to share word of wisdom with the uniformed section of the NSO and challenged them work hard in order to achieve their assignment.

SWAZI SCOUTS COMMEMORATE DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD

Scouts from all over the country assembled at Siphofaneni on 17 June 2017 to commemorate the Day of the African Child. Over 300 scouts arrived for the activity on Friday 16 June 2017.
To grace this very important event, the Deputy Prime Minister Hon Paul Dlamini joined scouts for a 3 km walk from the Siphofaneni Town to Siphofaneni School Hall. The Hon Deputy Prime Minister than made a key note address where challenged scouts to be champion on issues of children in the country. He emphasised that scouts should advocate for the protection of the right of the child. He acknowledge the great work done by scouts and promised that His Majesty’s Government will continue support scouts in all their program.
Also present during the event was UNICEF Country Representative, Ms Rachel Odede who also appreciated the works done by scouts in advocating for children right and engaging young people through the U-Report Platform. Odede pledged support towards scouts and promised that UNICEF will continue support scouts in the Kingdom
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SWAZILAND PARTICIPATE IN TRAINING IN PARIS

Emavulandela Swaziland Scouts Association is participating in the Historic International Training of Trainers Seminar held in Jambvelle, Paris, France from 24-31 July 2016.
This is an international event organized by the Scouts and Guides of France, supported by the World Scout Movement. The training is aimed at harmonizing training systems for all national scout organizations in the world.
The training seminar also create opportunity for the training leaders to share experiences and training plans.

Over thirty (30) seasoned and experienced adult leader trainers from all over the world are participating in this seminar, and Swaziland is represented by the National Commissioner for Adult Resource & Training, Mr Nkosinathi Nxumalo. He is expected back home on 5 August 2016. Mr Fred Dlamini has since been appointed acting Commissioner for Adult Resource & Training and his main task is lead preparations for the forthcoming Advanced Woodbadge Course.

FOUNDER’S DAY AT MAYALUKA, BIG BEND

Emavulandlela Swaziland Scouts Association will celebrate Founder’s Day on the weekend of 26-28 February 2016 at Mayaluka, Big Bend, in the Lubombo Region.
Scouts from all over the country are expected to convey at Mayaluka Primary and High on Friday 26 February and start registration process.
The theme of this year Founder’s Day is “Celebrating the Legacy of a Great Idea”

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE ENDORSES STRATEGIC PLAN

History has been re-written as the Emavulandlela Swaziland Scouts Association National Executive Committee has adopted the Strategic Plan for the association. This mark the end of a dark era for the association as the road ahead is getting brighter and clear.
This has been an extensive exercise in which thoroughly consultations were made in the process of developing this important document. The World Scout Movement, Africa Regional Support Center, has played a key role in providing technical support through out the process. Special credit also goes to the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland for the financial support towards this process.

Worth noting is also the tireless effort, commitment and dedication shown by the team of volunteers who were working on the development of the strategic plan. The association’s Adult Resource and Training Unit has played a pivotal role in leading a team of volunteers who were working tirelessly in putting together this important document.

BRAVO!

A ROAD MAP FOR SWAZI SCOUTS IN LINE WITH VISION 2023

Swazi Scouts are holding  Strategic Development Workshop at Simunye Club in the eastern part of Swaziland. This is a historic event for the association and is expected to produce the much awaited and important Five year Development Plan which is in line with the World Scout Movement Vision 2023. Swaziland is expected to develop a Strategic plan, as required by the Swazi Government, which has allocated a budget for the association. The Five Year Development Plan will be part of the first Triennial of the WOSM Vision 2023 and expected to cover the period between 2015-2020 and beyond.

The Strategic Planning Workshop is financillly supported by the Swazi Government and technically supported the World Scout Movement Africa Regional Office.

The Swazi Government has once again reassured the association that financial grant towards Scouting will be available through out the duration of the process of developing the Strategic Plan and implementation stages. This was revealed by the Director of Youth Mr Bheki Thwala during the official opening of the Strategic Development Workshop. Thwala challenged the leadership of the organization to make strides in making sure that the Scouting in the Kingdom take lead in the implementation of the National Youth Policy rolled by the Swazi Government. On behalf of the Ministry of Youth, the Director expressed gratitude towards scouts for the spirit of volunteerism.

On behalf of the Swaziland Scouts, the Chief Scout Mr Richard Magongo assured the government that the association will fully implement the Strategic Plan. Magongo challenged the leadership of the association to to practice good standards in leading the association and do record keeping properly.

The National Executive Chairman, Mr Leonard Dlamini also assured the Swazi Government that the Executive Committee will safeguard the effective implementation of the Strategic Plan

 

 

UNICEF unvelis U-Report Program to Swazi Scouts

UNICEF Swaziland has unveiled the U-Report program to scouts during training at the IDM Campus Matsapha. This program, to be launched soon, has proven to be most effective tool in Uganda; hence Swaziland Scouts, as a leading youth movement in Swaziland, we are more than ready to take lead in this program.

ABOUT U-REPORT
U-report is a free SMS-based system that will allow young Swazis to speak out on what’s happening in communities across the country, and work together with other community leaders for positive change
They will:
■Speak out on what’s happening in their community
■Use U-report results and information to update and increase citizen’s awareness
■Participate in nationwide campaigns to help improve the country
■Share what’s happening around Swaziland with other U-reporters
For more information on U-Reporters in Swaziland visit www.swaziland.ureport.in

 

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