Matjana Community Preschool

Kaphunga Swaziland

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

Matjana Organisers and Teachers

Myxo Mdluli
Myxo Mdluli

School Organiser

Myxo is a Swazi who runs cultural tours in the Kaphunga area. Myxo coordinates the preschool’s community liaison (e.g. organizing meetings with the community) and has provided the school’s infrastructure.

Michelle Brear
Michelle Brear

School Organizer & Editor of the Newsletter

Michelle is an Australian with a background in community development work. She is coordinating the school’s fundraising and administration and helping in the classroom four days per week.

Ncobile Mbonane
Ncobile Mbonane

School Teacher

Ncobile is a Swazi who grew up in the Kaphunga area. She is teaching the children 5 days per week.

Fortunate Sihlongonyane
Fortunate Sihlongonyane

School Teacher

Fortunate Sihlongonyane joined the Matjana in 2008 as a teacher

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