Helping children to stay on the right track

Home based support and skills development for OVCs living in child headed and elderly headed homesteads and community care

Many Children in Swaziland have lost their parents due to AIDS. Older siblings or the very old and frail are now in charge to look after babies and young children. This project supports carers as well as young children by ensuring that all affected homesteads get basic physical and psycho-social support.
The program aims to strengthen the 32 currently integrated children with a holistic program, giving children skills, guidelines, information and care to strengthen their ability to develop into healthy, happy and productive adults.
Moya centre strives to strengthen manifold burdened youths and children and give them support within their homestead as well as in school. As long as they have Moya to take their side, children are able to defend their rights in their natural context and are able to grow up in their home.
The longterm aim of the committed staff and director at Moya is to develop strong and self-sufficient individuals who are able to strenghthen their communities and who have developed a high social responsibility.

Project site

Mahlanya (Map)


32 orphans and their siblings and grandparents, sharing their homes.

Project costs and assistance by sahee

The entire project costs are CHF 102’000.–. The project is fully financed by sahee.

This project is 100% financed by sahee. Close monitoring of the project and regular contacts with the responsible staff for this project. sahees keeps track of the development of all homesteads supported by this project.

Duration of assistance

1st of July 2009 to 31st of December 2012

Local counterpart

Moya Centre

Project site

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Project overview

Participant's discussion after a workshop at moya


Games increase mutual confidence and respect


A family with no parents: orphans supported by this project