We are excited to introduce the three new staff who joined our team this September to work on SWAGAA’s Insika ya Kusasa project. In partnership with Pact, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), the goal of this exciting project is to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphaned and vulnerable children, adolescent girls, and young women in Eswatini.
Raymond Khumalo is a veteran professional with a passion for providing psychological care and support to adolescents. Having previously worked with SWAGAA for nearly 12 years, Raymond also brings experience in case management from his time with Nhlangano AIDS Training & Information Counselling (NATICC) and Young Heroes.
Letsiwe Dlamini is a recent graduate of the Faculty of Social work with the University of Eswatini (UNEWSA). Through her program, she was given the opportunity to work for His Majesty’s Correctional Services, Swazi National High School, Releigh Fit Kin Memorial Hospital and SWAGAA. She is committed to eradicating inequality of all kinds but wants to focus specifically on improving reporting mechanisms to remove barriers and biases for people who want to report abuse.
Nokwanda Nkonyane is committed to improving the lives of children in Eswatini. With a focus on children’s rights, her goal is to amplify the ‘voice of African child’ to ensure is it respected, appreciated and acknowledged for its power. As another recent graduate from UNESWA’s Faculty of Social Work, Nokwanda worked with Mbabane Public Health Unit, Mater Doroloser High School, Mbabane Government Hospital and SWAGAA while completing her degree.
Both Letsiwe and Nokwanda are part of the first cohort to graduate from the new Social Work program in Eswatini.
We are so happy to have these three talented and ambitious staff members in our Care & Support department while we embark on this exciting new project.