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Service Description

This section aims at promoting high quality child health care and social welfare practices. This is to done to accomplish the following objectives:

 

  • Provide education on clients on young child development through post and pre – natal care.
  • Promote establishment or recreational facilities at community and House Hold level.
  • Encourage Voluntary counselling and Training (VCT) on HIV for parents to - be and mothers.
  • Improve parents’ decision making skills on child health care and social welfare practices.
  • To create awareness on parenting responsibilities.
  • To create awareness on the importance of HIV/AIDS testing for parents to be.
  • To educate clients on the relationship between breastfeeding and HIV/AIDS.

 

 

Strategies

 

Group Discussions – This is done at community level. Those discussions are meant to find out the needs of the various communities at household and community level. The Home Economic department then seeks to find solutions for some of the needs through networking with other structures (be it Government or private sector).

 

Demonstrations – Those demonstrations deal with mainly cookery. The communities are given skills such as food preservation and processing e.g. fruit and vegetable.

 

Home Visits – the visits are conducted at household level. The main aim is to do situational analysis in order to develop interventional activities with the people.

 

Individual and group counselling – these counselling sessions focus on the specific needs of the person or people. Topics include HIV/AIDS issues and home management in general

 

Seminar – these are workshops targeting already identified areas of needs.

 

Campaigns – Campaigns are meant to create awareness to motivate people. For example focusing on the promotion of micro – nutrients and HIV/AIDS.

 

Field Days – Our role is to prepare display dishes related to a crop or vegetable that is being harvested at that particular time. For example, sorghum can be prepare into a variety of dishes.

 

Meetings - This is done at community level. Those meetings prod discussions that are meant to find out the needs of the various communities at household and community level. The Home Economic department then seeks to find solutions for some of the needs through networking with other structures (be it Government or private sector).

 

Who applies for the service

  • Women
  • Children

How is the service obtained

  • Citizen customers must present themselves to the Tinkhundla Centres where they can get   information about when meetings and workshops will be held.
  • Citizens can also present themselves in the Home Economics Department in Mbabane at the Ministry of Agriculture (see contact details)
  • Also listening to the radio programs that are hosted by the Home Economics Department

 

When to apply

Any time of the year as a need for the service arise.

 

How much for the service

 

Currently the service is free.

 

For more information

 

 

Please contact:

 

The Department of Home Economics,

 

Department of Home Economics,

 

P.O. Box 162

 

Mbabane

 

Tel.: (268) 2404 2731 Ext 2262

 

Fax: (268) 2404 2731

 

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Physical Address

 

The Department of Home Economics,

 

Ministry of Agriculture HQ

 

Corner of Engen Garage, First Building

 

Opposite Swaziland Fire Station

 

Mbabane

 

 

 








 

 

 

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