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The Key Pillars Of Our Strategic Undertakings

The fundraising campaign and marketing drive of the Foundation proceeds from the following areas derived from the UNISWA Strategic Plan;

  • The massive capital campaign of the Foundation is geared towards expanding and modernizing the physical infrastructure of UNISWA. Accordingly it is envisaged that once adequate facilities are in place the persistent challenge of space constraints at UNISWA will be alleviated. Also, ultra-modern facilities are a necessary prerequisite for elevating the status of UNISWA, and attracting the best academics globally, and ensuring the right mix of local and international students. The, world class facilities will help to create a congenial learning environment that enriches the entire UNISWA community of staff and students.
  • Agricultural production is the bedrock of the economy of Swaziland. To this end the agricultural sector contributes 12% to the entire Gross Domestic Product of the Country. This is against the backdrop of an acute poverty crisis estimated at 69% of the population who live on less than 1 US Dollar per day. In view of the above, the HAMA initiative is a sustainable project for poverty alleviation, food security and social upliftment. It is located at the Luyengo Campus of UNISWA within the Faculty of Agriculture. This viable national initiative aims to contribute towards solving the country's food security challenges over the next five years. HAMA avails the necessary infrastructure for fostering the research fortitude of the Faculty and empower farming communities with crucial knowledge, skills and expertise that will improve agricultural productivity. HAMA receives strong support from the international donor community who have contributed a combined total exceeding E25 Million towards this key strategic endeavour alone. To date the funders of HAMA include the Government of the People of Japan, the Australian Government, The United States of America, individual philanthropists from the United Kingdom, and MTN Swaziland, a platinum corporate partner.
  • The need to upgrade and rehabilitate the ICT infrastructure of UNISWA was precipitated by the imperative to close the existing global digital divide. This initiative has garnered approximately E11 Million worth of funds over the last six years.

    The Swaziland Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (SPTC) has donated an unprecedented amount of internet bandwidth to UNISWA to ease the perennial congestion in internet connectivity. By the same breadth MTN Swaziland has demonstrated unsurpassed leadership giving and social responsiveness by helping to create state-of-the-art computer labs at UNISWA. Equally, First National Bank has made it possible to unveil the FNB Cyberspace at the Kwaluseni Campus. Also more recently, two UNISWA service providers SGL Technologies and Woodmasters have made possible to launch the SGL Digital Gateway at the Institute of Distance Education. By a similar token NETCOMM has made possible the launch of the NETCOMM Hub of Creativity Computer lab in the Kwaluseni Campus library.
  • The BDC empowers UNISWA students with entrepreneurial skills that are crucial for resuscitating and invigorating the economy of the country and in the process assist in solving the dire unemployment challenge. The BDC is a hub of business innovation, new venture creation and knowledge incubation. Its primary objective is to inculcate the culture and spirit of entrepreneurship and cultivate a new breed of graduates who are equipped with the right set of skills, knowledge and expertise for creating start-up businesses upon completion of their studies.
  • The Institutional Fund for Academic Advancement was initiated in 2007 with Standard Bank Swaziland Ltd contributing E500 Thousand seed funding. It aims to harness academic excellence and facilitate the professional development of UNISWA staff and students. Firstly, it avails a rare opportunity for the most outstanding UNISWA students to further their academic studies in various professional disciplines. Secondly, it aims to facilitate robust debate by the most talented academics to participate in international conferences, seminars and symposia to solve the prevailing myriad of socio-economic challenges. Thirdly, the fund makes it possible for student exchange programs to be introduced between UNISWA and its global counterparts.
  • This symbolic edifice was made a tangible reality by NEDBANK Swaziland in 2006 through a E120 Thousand sponsorship to finance the project. The giant sculpture represents a typical African tree and is made of steel, glass, face brick and concrete. It is found on the main campus of UNISWA and plays the vital role of recognizing and acknowledging the vast network of donors who have made various contributions to the Foundation. Its special features glass leaves and beads, a steel trunk and branches including a face-brick wall enclave with the names of donors engraved on glass plaques. The tree also serves as the brand identity of the Foundation and signifies the aspiration for perpetual growth by UNISWA.

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