PSS at the Primary Level
School counselors and school committee members are raising awareness about the psycho-social needs of our children in parents-teachers meetings every term. Our PSS officer liaises with stakeholders at the primary level through weekly visits: Mahlanya Primary on Tuesday, Mphetseni and Bethany Primary on Wednesday. The cases being discussed include bullying, puberty, and grief. Sometimes there are requests for food support or clothing.
Mahlanya Community School’s counseling room was officially opened in 2015, and Mphetseni’s counseling room was built and opened earlier this year. The ReO of Manzini sent three officers for this momentous occasion. As a counter initiative for the logistical effort, the officials of the MoET promised an in-service training on basic counseling for the full staff, admin and school committee that will be held in early 2018.
Over the past two and a half years Moya has engaged eight High School graduates to run English medium clubs and lead library activities in two of our partner Primary Schools to raise the standard of English.