Original Research Article
The holistic caring for orphaned and vulnerable children in neighbourhood care points in Hhohho region, Swaziland
Article Number: DRJA17088342
Vol.1 (3), pp.28-33, December 2013
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The purpose of the study was to explore and describe the nature of caring for orphaned and vulnerable children in the Neighbourhood Care Points (NCPs) in the Hhohho region, Swaziland. The specific objectives were to identify if the nutritional requirements of the developing child are met; determine if body building, hygiene practices as well as cognitive related activities are done; reveal if there are activities that promotes intrapersonal and interpersonal skills among orphaned and vulnerable children; identify care takers knowledge on the importance of interpersonal and intrapersonal skills in Orphaned and Vulnerable Children. The Neighbourhood care points (NCPs) were established to provide holistic caring for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in the form of food, day-time shelter, Childrens protection from unfavourable social and physical environments thus creating a sense of security, belongingness and stability in their lives.Key words: Orphaned and vulnerable, children, holistic, caring.