Country

Country infoSwaziland

Statistics:
Population: 1.2 million (2012)
Per Capita Income: USD 2,860/year (2012)
Poverty rate*: 63% (2009)
Literacy rate: 87% (2010)
Human Development Index: Index: 141th out of 187 countries (2012)

 

Swaziland is a lower middle income country. It is not expected to meet the Millennium Development Goals. Its development challenges are primarily weak fiscal management, slow economic growth and the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS. The country is the epicentre of an HIV/AIDS pandemic. Twenty-six percent of adults are affected and one-third of Swazi children are orphans or vulnerable children. As a result, the number of orphans and vulnerable children who need financial support to be in school has increased significantly. Progress towards universal primary education is on the decline since 2000, with high repetition and dropout rates.

Sources: indexmundi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank
*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Archived project
Education for future African elites
Waterford School Trust

 

The aim was to provide scholarships to seven promising students from disadvantaged backgrounds at the Waterford Kamhlaba School (WKS). 

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Archived project
Access to the International Baccalaureat
Waterford School Trust

  

The aim was to provide scholarships to seven promising students from disadvantaged backgrounds at the Waterford Kamhlaba School (WKS). 

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