Matjana Community Preschool

Kaphunga Swaziland

Matjana is a not-for-profit, community preschool in rural Swaziland

Parents get involved in the MPS committee

Written by Michelle Brear

The parents of Matjana Preschool students elected a new committee to govern the school on February 5, 2008. The eight member committee includes six parents and seven local residents. In addition Myxo Mdluli, who operates a tourism business “Woza Nawe Tours” in the local area and provides the school’s classroom, was re-elected to the committee.

Community Members of the Matjana Preschool Committee

The committee members and their positions are:

Chairperson: Myxo Mdluli (local businessman)

Vice-Chairperson: Siphiwe Vilakati (Kaphunga resident and mother of Andile)

Secretary: Ncobile Mbonane (Kaphunga resident and preschool teacher)

Treasurer: Phindile Nkabinde (Kaphunga resident and mother of Lindokuhle)

Grounds and Maintenance Coordinator: Nomsa Dlamini (Kaphunga resident and grandmother of Coliswa)

Events Coordinator: Celiwe Gamedze (Kaphunga resident and mother of Sandile)

General Member: Fikile Tsabedze (Kaphunga Resident and mother of Sibongiseni)

General Member: Bonsile Sibandze (Kaphunga Resident and mother of Mthobisi )

When asked why they became involved in the committee the members reported that it was because they were elected by their peers. They said they wanted to be involved because they are pleased with the educational opportunities Matjana Preschool has provided and wish to ensure it continues operating.

A Picture of the Swaziland Flag


Matjana 2009

New Swings for Matjana

2009 Begins

2009 School Committee

Matjana 2008

Improving MPS in 2008

Parents get involved in MPS Committee

Comparing 2007 and 2008

Dancing at MPS

Training Swaziland Teachers

Ministry of Education Inspection

Matjana Excursion 2008

Graduation Party 2008

Matjana 2007

The First Month

Why Kaphunga needs a preschool

Inaugural Fundraising Day

Matjana becomes Registered

Michelle gets Siswati lessons

Enrolment for 2008

Plans for A new Classroom

Chris and Corina visit Matjana

Fun Filled End to first Year

The Graduation