DataTorque grant helps SHAMBA expand programme for disadvantaged youth in Swaziland


The SHAMBA Trust has recently finished construction of a third classroom/kitchen building in Swaziland for their Bright Future Preschool, thanks in part to a grant from DataTorque.

“The work of the SHAMBA Trust is making an immeasurably positive difference to the lives of the children in Swaziland, and it’s great to be in the position to give back” said Bill Chatwin, Managing Director at DataTorque. “This latest expansion of their facilities represents another step forward for this remarkable programme, and we are fiercely proud to have contributed to extending these services to feed and educate more kids in need of our help.”

DataTorque is a Wellington based software consultancy whose single-minded purpose is to help emerging economies around the world advance through revenue reform. The Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA) employs their Revenue Management System (RMS) to administer their national revenue collections. RMS provides the Swaziland Government with the revenue required for provision of vital services to the population, and is crucial to assisting Swaziland’s economy move forward.

The SHAMBA Trust is a charitable organisation providing disadvantaged children in Mpolonjeni, Swaziland, with access to high quality preschool education and care. DataTorque is one of the sponsors for their ongoing initiatives aimed at improving quality of living for children whose lives have been affected by HIV and AIDS. Swaziland has the highest prevalence of HIV in the world, and with 25% of under 18s being AIDS orphans, the SHAMBA Trust’s work has never been more vital.

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