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Corporate Social Responsibility

 

The Swaziland Water Services Corporation (SWSC) embodies the true spirit of corporate social responsibility and it is committed to the highest standards of corporate citizenship and leadership. It has a deeply rooted tradition of acting in a responsible and ethical manner, and of being actively and positively present in the communities where it is established
SWSC stresses collaborative, consultative and partnership approaches in its community investment and social responsibility programs. Community investment considerations are integrated in decision making and business practices.


Through its CSR programs, SWSC renders support in the following key areas:

  • Education and Training
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Employment and economic empowerment where SWSC operates


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

UNISWA Scholarship Programme

Working in partnership with the University of Swaziland, SWSC provides funding for university students through the UNISWA Foundation. The purpose of this imitative is to contribute to the socio- economic development of the country by focusing on youth empowerment through education. The Corporation realises that the youth is the future of the nation and the best means of empowering young people is to provide them with opportunities to further their studies through tertiary education. This partnership dates back to October 2006 and a lot of students have benefitted from this initiative. The eight year initiative which awarded its first cohort in 2013 will run up until 2021 and deserving students will again be awarded sponsorship in two more cohorts. For more information on how to qualify to be a beneficiary, contact the Swaziland Water Services Corporation and your request will be evaluated based on the selection criteria as well as availability of resources among other factors.


Job Shadowing

Each financial year the entity, accommodates a considerable number of school going children on a week long on the job training exercise. The job shadowing exercise is an initiative aimed at up-skilling school children with skills and competencies necessary for the work environment.

Internship

University students from the various tertiary institutions within the country are given an opportunity to experience working in a corporate environment therefore bridging the gap between classroom theory and practical work. To be accepted for the internship program, students are required to write a letter and submit all the necessary documentation from their respective university.


POVERTY ALLEVIATION

Eradicating poverty in all forms and dimensions remains a key focus area and an overall objective of SWSC`s CSR Program. To realise this social obligation, SWSC gives priority to activities and programs aimed at changing and improving the quality of life of people. Community investment considerations are integrated into decision-making and business practices.


HIV AND AIDS/ HEALTH

SWSC undertakes to contribute to the quality of life by supporting innovative programs relating to health, HIV/AIDS and social services. The latest contribution that SWSC has made in the health sector is the construction of a fully- fledged Chemotherapy Unit at the Mbabane Government Hospital.



EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT WHERE SWSC OPERATES

SWSC strives to provide employment and economic opportunities in communities within its operating environment. Such effort is aimed at contributing to community development and the social wellbeing of the people.