Hello, I'm Lindiwe and I manage the Noah's Ark Academy. It has been wonderful to see how God has provided for the children of this community and how the community has worked together to accomplish this. God has truly given me a heart to reach more children with food, education and the love of Jesus.
Noah’s Ark is a part of the ICBC family. This project is located in Pine Valley, near our capital city of Mbabane.
In 2006, God placed a desire in Lindiwe's heart to begin feeding some of the children in her community. At that time Lindiwe was working as a cleaning assistant to a Finnish family based in Swaziland. Soon a friendship developed between Lindiwe and the mum, Susanna. Lindiwe's mission to help vulnerable children was quickly discovered. With the help of Susanna, Lindiwe was able to help feed and send children from the area to school. The children would meet regularly in Lindiwe's house. Before long, the number of children coming to her home each day rapidly grew to over 100. It then became apparent that more needed to be done to meet the needs of these children.
Lindiwe and others took their vision to the chief and he gave a plot of land. Funding became available and the community became excited about the vision of education for the children. So began the process of building a pre-school, now known as Noah's Ark Academy. This wonderful pre-school opened in August 2008 and is still thriving today.