Challenge Ministries Swaziland is a not for profit section 21 charity based in Swaziland; a small, beautiful country which is landlocked between South Africa and Mozambique. Swaziland has one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the world, which has resulted in many orphaned or vulnerable children living on the streets without any hope for the future.
CMS has a vision to make a difference in Swaziland for many generations through the care of orphaned and vulnerable children, development of rural communities, education, rehabilitation programs, rural healthcare, sustainability projects and teaching godly leadership. Read More…
The Challenge Ministries Swaziland (CMS) is delighted to announce that we have been awarded an ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management Systems. This is an internationally recognized standard that ensures our services to mankind and to meet the needs of Lord’s Kingdom through an effective management standards and professional systems. The certificate has been awarded by the Royal Stancert B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands on November 27, 2019, accredited by the Global Euro Accreditation Centre (GEAC).
A Continuous Improvement…
An ISO accreditation demonstrates our commitment towards continued improvement to reach the highest standard of quality management. The CMS team underwent an extensive audit that included quality management system development, a management system documentation review, pre-audit, initial assessment, and clearance of non-conformances etc. Gaining ISO 9001:2015 reinforces CMS’s relentless focus on quality benchmarks on global standards of excellence.
We are extremely proud of our team for their achievement, which proves their’s and Ministry’s commitment in ensuring quality care and providing the best possible tireless services to our society and community. We are dedicated to focus towards constant improvements and developments to maintain the highest standards of quality management systems at all levels.
Lighthouse – Teen Challenge Ministries – Challenge Ministries Swaziland
Johnson Street Lighthouse, 1997
1st houses at Emafini, 1998
Lighthouse Official Opening, 2003
Challenge Ministries Swaziland (CMS) started in 1997 at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis when Kevin & Helen Ward were troubled by the increasing number of street children in the nation’s capital city. Together they opened a coffee shop drop-in centre called “The Lighthouse”. It was a refuge of safety for those on the street; however, it was soon evident that feeding and clothing these vulnerable children was not enough. While they hoped that many of the children they encountered could be reunited with their families, they soon found that those families no longer existed, or that the family homes were not safe. Most of the children had experienced abuse while living on the street and all had experienced rejection. CMS has since grown to focus on caring for orphans, vulnerable children and rehabilitating people with life controlling habits or those having escaped from domestic violence.
Bulembu Ministries Swaziland works closely with Challenge Ministries, and we have a common vision to raise generations of Swazi leaders who will contribute to transforming their nation. The ministries are separate not-for-profit entities governed by Boards of Directors operating jointly and in unity.