The EduGate project aims to empower and equip individuals through excellent education, training them as preschool teachers to change the foundation of all Swazi children.
EduGate is a Training Centre based at the Hawane Farm, where students are taught to be able to teach preschoolers when they finish their course at EduGate. The training runs for 1 year and includes practical placements. These practical placements are performed in schools all around Swaziland for example Little Brown Hen, Care Bears, Little Einstein, Discovery Junction and Evergreen preschool just to name a few.
EduGate’s heart is to empower those that live in the unreachable, under privileged and rural areas of the country by providing the best knowledge, education, guided actions, teachings and diversity that we can give to one person. One of the skills taught is to be able to identify resources and materials in their everyday surroundings that they can use to teach the students. The cost of teaching materials for preschool is high and so we teach our students to use the things around them. Stones are used for counting in math as well as sticks, matchboxes, bottles top, etc.
We teach our students that money does not have to get in the way of your passion to teach the children in your community. Discovering ways to educate young children teaches them also not to settle and not to give up when they do not have the materialistic means to EduGate themselves.