19 FEBRUARY 2018
Mbabane – The Municipal Council continues to strengthen its social programs by increasing its foot print and presence in communities through which it renders social assistance to community members.
It is for that reason therefore that as a part of its social responsibility and drive to give back to the community MCM is constructing new social Centre at Sdvwashini which will continue Council’s already well established social responsibility projects. At the moment the council has 11 health and social centres in Mbabane which make a difference in the lives of about 2000 orphaned and vulnerable children per month.
The inception of the idea comes from a charitable woman, Gogo Mthembu from Sidvwashini, now deceased who used to cook and provide meals for children from her house and MCM will carry forward Mthembu’s kind gesture and selfless service to the Sidvwashini Community. Council provides free meals, pre- school classes and medical assistance so far in its 11 health and social centres.
Municipal Council of Mbabane came to the conclusion that they have to continue this charitable tradition by constructing and running a health and social centre in Sdvwashini. In addition to meals, the facility will provide space for basic health care, social activities, educational assistance and playground for orphaned and vulnerable children. The building contains a kitchen, dining room for 60 people, 3 consultation rooms with waiting room and reception. A large verandah and yard will provide space for social activities and playground. The dining room can be utilized as meeting or study room as well.
The overall area of the building is 195sq.m plus 80sq.m verandah with a possibility for future expansion. The construction will be complete in April 2018. Municipal Council of Mbabane urges local businesses to partner with the Council for the expansion of the facility as well as purchasing equipment and furniture. Council is already in partnership in some of its health and social centres.